Dish gardens are fascinating, aren’t they? A bunch of plants planted in a container, having a biosphere and completely capable of developing a thriving eco-system while hanging in your balcony. Amusing enough? The dish that one should choose for a dish garden doesn’t need a deep bowl but a shallow container which is two inches deep will suffice for it. Here are a few plants that are best suited for a dish garden. Know them a little before planting them in the house.
Succulents plants are dish garden favourites because of their ability to thrive in the most ignorant environment possible. They can withstand drought-like conditions and never demand too much attention. The best way to grow succulents in a dish garden is inside a ceramic pot and in well-drained soil.
Popularly known as Mother-in-Law’s tongue and Bowstring-hemp, this one is a favourite of apartment dwellers because of its durability and hard to kill nature. It is one of the most tolerant plants that thrive without much attention. It is an excellent air purifier, known for removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides from the air. It is one of the few plants that releases oxygen from the air at the night time too.
No, it does not produce grapes. They are so called because the shape of their leaves resembles grapes. They are one of the easiest house plants to grow. They require medium to low light rendering them perfect as indoor plants. A lush and tropical vine which is perfect for home and office décor. It doesn’t get better than this. Its trailing vines make it ideal for dish gardens which can be used as making a living wall, a room divider or a bold accent.
Lucky bamboo tree is one of the most sought plants for the dish garden. Known to carry all the five elements of Feng Shui, this one is one of the most auspicious plants to be in the dish garden. Although it grows well in water, it thrives in drained soil as well. Also, it is not a bamboo at all, it belongs to the family of lily. Avoid watering it with hard water, it may introduce decay in the plant.
Native to Tanzania and Kenya, the flowers of this plant have five petals and are velvety to the touch. The flowers can bloom almost constantly under right water and light conditions. It is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant which comes in a variety of shades of violet. The scientific name for the plant is Saintpaulia.
This is one of the most accommodating plants of your dish garden cause it simply refuses to die. It will look utterly beautiful owing to its heart-shaped leaves. The maximum length up to which its leaves grow is five inches. It is an excellent air purifier leaving the breathing air fresh and clean, thus, contributing to the health factor of keeping the plants in the house. They adapt to a variety of conditions.