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What about vines

Vines are one of the plant species that I worked with for many years as an interior plantscape designer. One of the things I would often do is let the vine runners grow out or trickle down the sides of the decorative pot. It always gave that natural effect. There are many species of vines that I have worked with, but the ones that really stood out to me were the creeping Charlie or pothos vine, the butterfly vine, and the Algeria ivy.

I  spent time a lot of time also in the plant nursery caring for these vines. Like other plants, vines also need their share of loving care.

So we will be looking at the care of these magnificent plants.

Places, where vines can do well, is to be planted in hanging baskets. The added appeal to hanging baskets is to let the vines run or trickle down the sides of the baskets.

You can also do tricks with the vine runners. Vines are climbers so you can train the runners in what every direction you want them to go in. I have seen vines climbing up on tree trunks, growing along fences, growing along railings and so forth. So it is amazing the many effects that we can get from vines.

Examples of vines

Pothos vines

 

Bleeding heart vines

Care of vines

Whether you are planting vines outdoors or indoors, its is best to plant them in good garden soil. The soil should be somewhat moist. Do not over water because this can lead to root rot. Make sure to check the soil to see how much moisture it has before watering.

Fertilizing your vine

The most effective fertilizer that you should use on your vines is slow release fertilizers. For more on this, check out this link. Fertilizers contain plant nutrients that will give your vine that added boost.

Pest control

In working with pothos vines over the years the most common pest problem that I have dealt with was mealy bugs. To learn more about them and how you can control them check out these links mealybug identification and mealybug control

Mulches and barks

whether you are using vines on the inside or the outdoors you have a choice between mulches and barks. Normally on the inside barks are preferred to mulches and mulches are preferred over barks on the outside.
So remember vines can give that added touch of class to our offices, gardens and interior plantscape.

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