If you dream of a home jungle, it is worth checking in advance which flowers “like” each other! Yes, there are plants that are not fond of each other’s company. Then they grow poorly and may even die. So before you buy plants for your home, find out which ones will grow wonderfully, even if you put them close to each other!
Plants in the home are an excellent solution not only visually, but also in terms of health. This is because they make the air cleaner and healthier for our lungs, and on top of that they are great for filtering electrical smog. It is also worth mentioning that they affect creativity and increase our desire to be active.
Therefore, it is an excellent solution for blocks of flats, where there is no possibility to go out to the garden and close contact with nature. Before buying pots and flowers, however, it is worth checking which ones feel good in their company. Keep in mind that some of them simply interact badly with each other. They may even cause the leaves to start dying and the flowers to stop appearing. If you’re just getting started with home gardening, it’s worth learning about these relationships.
At the outset, it’s worth focusing on flowers. Allelopathy means the interaction of different plants, and this is what you should follow when matching them. So, the flowers that should not stand next to each other are certainly those with pointed, narrow leaves, with violets, cyclamen or other plants with undersized and round foliage. It’s all about the fact of dominance and light intake. The taller the flower, the more it obscures the lower one, thus completely taking away its access to the most important element – light. Without it, photosynthesis does not take place and the plant dies.
The other flowers look great together and can successfully grow in their company. In case you nevertheless want to set larger flowers together with low ones, you can use stacked flowerbeds and set the smaller ones higher on the shelf. On the other hand, when it comes to vegetables and fruits, bet on tried-and-true pairs in one pot, namely tomatoes and radishes, carrots and tomatoes, as well as onions and beans, lettuce and parsley, and strawberries and cucumbers. In this way, you will avoid a situation in which they interact badly with each other. However, remember to position all the plants properly and, of course, fertilize them so they grow well. This is basic for a beginner gardener who wants his plants to grow beautifully and healthily.
You can also set the flowers in different places and grow then different species, even very large ones such as monstera, without worrying that they will dominate the smaller flowers and make them stop growing well.
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