Many people in the design of the interior of the premises use various flowers. Interesting compositions and original design solutions are especially beautiful, and not chaotic plastered pots. Recently, the breeding of succulents is becoming popular and creating the most unusual compositions from them. In this exciting business there are its own characteristics, the principles of layout, as well as there are special types of compositions.
What it is?
Succurates are plant species that have a unique feature to accumulate water in their fabrics. So they are adapted to dry climates. Succulents have 2 varieties.
- St Bearing accumulate moisture in a thick stem, the leaves from such plants most often very small or these spines. To such varieties owns the main part of the cacti and some types of dairy.
- Leafy accumulate moisture in dense thickened leaves. Aloe, Litops, Havorti, Echeveria are especially popular from such succulents.
It is from these instances of succulents produced gorgeous compositions and arrange entire zones. Unique feature Long to hold moisture greatly facilitates the care of plants. Especially willingly use their people who, for various reasons, cannot regularly care for plants, for example, due to frequent business trips.
Sukkulentes are so comfortable in this regard, which can be quite removed on vacation and on returning to catch their favorites alive and unharmed. And if it happened so that the plants did not receive water for a long time, their other feature saves them: the upper part may die, but when watering, new stems will grow again.
When renting a housing with these plants, it is necessary to take into account that the juice of many of them is poisonous, and the surface of some species is covered with spikes or spines.
Therefore, when working with them, you need to act carefully, it is better to protect your hands with gloves.
Have long passed those times when the cactus sadly dust in a pot and did not constitute anything attractive. Now Florist designers and lovers of these species have learned to create real miracles and create mini-gardens at home, using plants and a variety of decor elements.
To create a live picture, It will take Rama, which should be deeper than those making for ordinary pictures. Frame everyone chooses to your liking. In the horizontal form it will be a flat box, at the bottom of which lies plywood, and on the edges there are flights.
The substrate is further stacked in which flowers will grow, and Metal grille placed on top. Thus, each plant will have its own cell. Considering that the succulents have the most diverse color, you can create a very beautiful picture and feel like an artist, drawing real colors.
Little succulent is sent to each cell. When all cells are filled, it is necessary that the picture is settled in a horizontal position for 2 weeks. After the plants come true, you can put a masterpiece on the wall created by your own hands. Periodically the picture can be sprayed Or organize a monthly watering, after removing it from the wall.
After watering it is better to leave it in a horizontal position for several hours, and then return to the wall.
Punk from living plants is the same picture. And the principle of manufacture is absolutely the same. You can add decorative elements at will, as well as choose another form. For example, Make a very narrow horizontal or vertical design, round or oval.
If someone has a desire to make a panel of dried plants, then they Just fasten the basis with glue or varnish, from above they can also be treated with varnish. In care, such panels do not need at all, but perfectly decorate the interior.
Compositions in pots
Everyone has the opportunity to equip their miniature garden at home. To do this, it is enough to choose a few suitable pots and put plants in them. You only need to decide on the shape and color of the pots and species of plants that will decorate the composition. They can be placed on any surface and even on the floor. In addition, the mini-garden of succulents can be done in one big pot.
Many miniature plants of different shades and species will create an excellent composition.
Succulents in glass look especially interesting and originally. Flurarums Most often create in aquariums. Very beautiful they look in the round aquarium. Several species of plants are planted in it, complement them with stones and other design elements on their taste.
Install such a glass vessel can be in any place. It will decorate and the windowsill, but not from the sunny side, and the chest, and the regiment, and the coffee table.
Principles of layout
To assemble the composition in a pot or glass vessel, there is one main principle: you need to represent this composition and know how it should look, and not spontaneously place plants in the container. Make a composition can anyone, even a beginner flower. It is performed step by step:
- First, you should select the container in which the mini-kinderbal will be placed: one pot or several small, aquarium or other glass vessel, frame for a picture or flat box;
- Then the drainage is placed, the substrate is placed in which plants will be comfortable;
- Further, plants are placed in the selected container in the order that was defined in advance so that they are combined in colors, sizes and corresponded to the artist’s plans, which creates this small work;
- The last stroke will be add-ons in the form of pebbles, twigs or small Korhog, hemp, sand and other decor elements.
Selection of plants
Selecting plants for one composition, It is necessary to follow the rules.
- Need to focus on, So that the succulents have the same soil requirements, watering, the sun. Then the composition will simply take care of the composition, and she will be happy for a long time.
- If the growth zone The selected plants are approximately the same or their habitat are in the same climatic conditions, then their neighborhood in the composition will be successful.
- When choosing components need to follow that too large copies do not take power and moisture in small and did not harm their root system.
- Not recommended add a lot of moss to the composition, because they have a property to hold a large amount of moisture on the surface, which can damage succulents. You can add with a decorative purpose quite a little moss.
- Use You can succulent such as crafts, molded, quotilen, grapetetalum, argiroderma, pharmacy.
Capacity and substrate selection
Capacity selection depends on the selected composition. If you use a lot of small variety of plants, then It is better to make it up as a picture or put in a flat box. If you wish to stay on 2-3 types, you can put them in an aquarium or glass vase, decorating additional elements. When creating a whole garden, it is better to put succulents into separate pots and arrange so that they supplemented each other and decorated the space.
Succulents look good in clay dishes. In addition, there are original solutions: plants can be placed in a wide glass on a thin leg, in an elegant shower on high heels, in a huge shell, in a beautiful casket. Some make a kindergarten in a piece of cleaning tree stem. This natural corner looks very beautiful and natural. Tree inside and outside need to be treated with water-repellent coating or special varnish.
Before planting plants, the bottom of any capacity should be put on stones. This will be drainage. Then need a layer of charcoal. It perfectly helps to prevent the appearance of fungi. Next sand is mixed with nutritional soil composition.
Often in Garden Stores you can find the soil mixture designed specifically for succulents.
Use of decorative elements
Supplement to any composition will be decorative elements. When all succulents occupied their places, you can think about the design. You can use everything that is available at home. It all depends on the chosen topics and fantasy of the compiler. If nothing has found at home, all decor elements can be purchased in floral stores.
It may be, for example, Pebble, It looks good. They can be disappeared by themselves and cover with protective varnish. Great little sand, including color. Small and medium shells, Large beads in the form of pearls. In aquarium and vases, you can accommodate even small figures that will fit into the overall picture.
Care at home behind these species of plants is so simple that Could cope with them any flower.
- Proper content begins with soil selection. If the drainage is made, there are coal, sand and nutritional mixture, plants will fit well.
- Feature often do not need them. Make feeding should be made in the spring and emphasis on nitrogen fertilizers.
- Transplant Plants also need spring.
- Watering produce once every 2 weeks In summer and spring days, gradually reducing the amount of irrigation by winter. At this time, it is enough to water them once a month.
- Succulents are well tolerated heat and drought, But in the hot time it costs them sometimes spray.
- The sun they love, But it is not always necessary to keep them on the windowsill under the right sunny rays all day, it is better to keep them a bit aside.
Compositions may be the most diverse.
- Such a wonderful corner can be created in a flat circuit breaker. A wooden house, multicolored pebbles and small animal figures are perfectly suitable for succulents.
- Cute rustic landscape unfolds in front of the eyes in a wooden tank with a fenceman and with small cows. But the main elements of the composition are miniature plants of various colors.
- Unlimited fantasy will definitely tell different options for interesting solutions: you can create a surprisingly stylish composition even in a regular bank.
- With the help of succulents you can make any thematic compositions, including New Year. Enough add a few bright strokes, for example, in the form of candles and balls.
How to make a mini-garden from succulents with your own hands, you can find out, looking at the video below.