To decorate our windows, our balconies, our terrace or our interior, we often call on our plant friends. To show some originality, why not put several plants in the same pot? This trend makes it possible to make colorful, full and very original presentations. How to grow different plants in the same pot? To find out, we went to Truffaut where we asked Pierre for advice.
Is it possible to grow several plants in the same pot or in the same planter?
Yes ! Just as it is possible to create a flower bed in the heart of a garden, you can create presentations composed of plants and flowers yourself. Whether in a flowerpot or in a planter, give free rein to your imagination and your creativity.
Can all plants be combined?
Obviously the answer is no ... You must choose plants from the same family or plants that have the same needs. Then you can play on the volume, the colors and even the heights. You can also marry plants with fruits and vegetables, or even fruits between them. The location of your plants affects the choice. Indeed, we do not put the same plants inside as outside. Likewise, sunshine is decisive.
What type of pot or planter to favor?
It is necessary to favor pots and planters of large sizes and deep. Depth is very important because all plants have roots that take up space. Depending on the varieties chosen, these roots will not be at the same level. Always opt for pots with a hole in the bottom. If you choose planters, there should be several holes. These allow good water drainage and prevent the roots from rotting. If you have several plants, the latter will be able to take the water they need during its passage.
How to maintain these compositions?
You have to be very vigilant. Make sure plants have enough soil but also enough water. If you want to put fertilizer, choose a universal mixture that will not penalize any of the plants. Then and above all, maintain your compositions well. Remove any dead leaves and treat diseases. If one of the plants is in bad shape, all the composition can be lost. If necessary, separate the plants and recompose your pots and planters by replacing the lost plants.
Our decorative favorite!
To make a magnificent presentation, opt for a fairly tall central plant, or even a small shrub. Around it, plant large plants rich in leaves. Finally, at the ends, place drooping plants that will partially cover the pot.