Gardening

Delicate hanging plants


It's not just the down to earth in life ... Nothing prevents you from getting high! What if you let yourself be seduced by the hanging plants?

Growing your plants also means lifting your eyes so that you can admire them better, it allows them to become more comfortable, it is playing with surfaces and colors. The Maplantemonbonheur.fr site, an initiative of the Dutch Flower Office with the aim of transmitting to the general public the happiness of being surrounded by plants, is also full of praise for those which turn into a decorative element. alive and natural! Now, all that remains is to choose your hanging plants, to determine which ones will dress up your interiors as autumn slowly looms. Here again, Maplantemonbonheur.fr has its own idea on the issue and offers you a selection that is not lacking in interest ...

Ceropegia woodii: original

Ceropegia woodii is native to South Africa. Its name is owed to Carl Linnaeus, who relied on two Greek words: kêros, which means wax and pgê, fountain.

The Swedish scientist indeed found that this plant looked like a wax fountain. And with its twisted stems as thin as yarn and heart-shaped leaves in almost aquatic patterns, this plant catches the imagination!

Ceropegia woodii tolerates bright or slightly dark places. He appreciates a measured watering and it is necessary to ensure that his soil is quite dry between two waterings.

The tradescantia: refined

It’s a gem that originated in the Americas… it is found from Canada to northern Argentina. With its foliage sometimes tinged with a hint of pink or red, or even silver and gold, the tradescantia immediately puts a precious touch in the house. But this treasure has other surprises in store with its ultramarine, white or pink flowers.

Tradescantia needs little water and does not tolerate standing water. This plant appreciates a rather dry soil between two waterings. Variegated varieties should be placed in a bright place to prevent the leaves from turning green again.

If the tips of the leaves turn brown, the soil is not moistened enough.

Rhipsalis: tousled

This thornless cactus, nicknamed Coral Cactus, is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, Africa and a few islands in the Indian Ocean. Her funny hairstyle, made of long tendrils of leaves that grow quickly, fits perfectly into a design environment to break the outlook.

The rhipsalis appreciates a slightly sunny room but does not tolerate full sun. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. And if the tendrils grow too much, you can easily prune them.

The aeschynanthus: beautiful

This is a very sensual plant native to Malaysia. In some countries theaeschynanthus (pronounced eskinántus) is indeed called the lipstick plant because of its dark red flowers concealed in almost purple tubes. But what catches the eye first is its lush, stunning, layered foliage that tumbles down like long hair. It is unparalleled in attracting attention in a room with sober decoration. The Aeschynanthus appreciates bright rooms but not direct sunlight. She only asks for weekly watering in the winter. But in summer, it is better to plan two waterings, always in small quantities.

Read also: maintain your aeschynanthus


Visual credits: Aeschynanthus: © Motorolka Fotolia Ceropegia woodii: © Wikimedia Commons Tradescantia: © Khlongwangchao Fotolia Rhipsalis: © Flickr

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