Saturday, September 11, 2010

Combining Houseplants The Easy Way

I'm still working on the school room because I'm really editing what gets put back in there. This is my only south facing room, so it's where I've kept most of my plants. However, I don't want it to be a jungle in there.

I decided to combine some plants to save room. The Schefflera (tall plant in back) had gone wild. It was growing all over the place, so first I tied the three main stems to each other and drew them upwards, using strips of old pantyhose.  (It's already tied in this picture)

The other two plants, a caladium and a begonia have similar water needs, but like a little more shade. Not wanting to make this planting arrangement permanent, because when I rotate the pot, I didn't want the shade loving plants in the direct sunlight, I opted to just set the smaller pots into the larger pot.

Using a pair of plant clippers, I gave the Scefflera a judicial wacked a couple of branches and some leaf stalks off. Now I have 3 plants in one, which takes up less space, and I think looks so much better.

I will post pictures of the school room soon.


  1. I like it. Looks like something from a fancy nursery!

  2. I love the combination of the red and green in the same pot. It looks great. Smart way to save space.

  3. I really like that, they are so pretty all together like that!

  4. Oh I like what you have done with these plants!! The make much more of a statement when grouped together like this! And keeping them potted separately was a great idea!

    Enjoyed browsing your sweet blog! Love the mirror and will be back to see what your school room looks like!

    bee blessed


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