Decor with Plants: How to Create a Miniature Jungle in Your Home
Are you looking to change things up at home?
Living things have been proven to have numerous health benefits, such as improving mood, boosting memory, and relieving stress.
Creating a miniature jungle in your home is surprisingly easy and fun too. Your small botanical garden will highlight any room you put it in. You will attract plenty of attention from visitors too.
We’ve written a guide on making the perfect mini forest you can’t live without. Keep reading to learn more on how to decor with plants to create a mini jungle at home.
Choose the Right Plants
Only some species are suitable for a small indoor plant design, so research different varieties to find ones that fit well within the parameters of your unique forestry. Have your plants potted in well-draining soil with enough air circulation, essential to their health?
Consider factors like light exposure, water needs, and the tendency to spread when selecting plants. These are key to keeping your jungle thriving. Once you have chosen your plants, set them in an area of your home that suits their needs, and keep an eye on them.
Choose the Right Container
Although a close terrarium provides the best environment for most plants, an open container can provide a unique landscape for larger plants and your creativity.
Containers come in many materials and shapes, from glass bowls to pieces of driftwood. Whichever you choose, consider the size, drainage, sunlight, and accessibility of your container – these will affect your miniature jungle.
If you opt for an open container, use activated carbon at the bottom for water retention and provide adequate drainage through stones.
Creating a miniature jungle in your home is an exciting project that can provide an escape into nature’s beauty. One of the essential steps in the process is to add substrate.
The substrate provides a soil-like base that can help plants thrive and grow. If you’d like an available, natural substrate, combine aquarium gravel, peat moss, and soil and create a mixture of one-third of rock, peat, and dirt.
The substrate should be 2-3 inches deep to ensure adequate drainage. For a pleasing look, opt for light-colored gravel. Once you add the substrate, you’ll be ready to begin your miniature jungle journey.
When creating a miniature jungle in your home, there’s no better way to start than by decorating with plants. There are various plants, ranging from creeping vines to towering trees.
Select a combination of plants found in a jungle, such as palms, ferns, bromeliads, creepers, and climbers. Group plants of different heights, textures, and colors to create an inviting look. Place some of them close to the floor, making your miniature jungle feel more realistic.
When you’re done adding plants, fill the space with clay figurines and small statues to give your jungle an authentic look. Finally, add moss and other foliage to soften the hard edges and make your room look like a forest.
Tips to Decor With Plants
Creating a miniature jungle in your home is a great way to express your love of nature. You can decor with plants and essential items to create a natural and inviting space that will bring you joy.
Choose plants and decorations, and turn your home into a lush, inviting jungle. Get started today, and bring some of the great outdoors indoors!
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