Bottle gardens are the fresh, new and savvy way to grow plants indoors which makes gardening convenient for almost anyone. Globally this trend has gained significant success, and nearly every plant lover has a bottle garden or bottled plant in his or her house.
With India’s tropical to mainly humid and hot climate comes the primary question for all plant lovers. What plants to grow indoor? Which plants can sustain in a bottle garden in a place like India?
We have listed ten suitable plants for bottle garden in India.
1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata):
This plant is found commonly across India. Its best known for being an air purifier and requires minimum care which is a plus point for busy workers.
Also known as mother in laws tongue, this is a plant that can grow progressively in both low and bright sunlight quantities. The only thing to remember is that you should not water them too often or too much or its roots can wilt.
One of the most ancient and oldest forms of plant, ferns is a fantastic addition to one’s bottle garden. They are not only beautiful, but they give an aesthetic feel to where ever they are placed.
No doubt this too is a suitable plant for bottle gardens in India, but one must be careful to make sure that the soil it is put in is moist and that the plant is not overwatered.
3. Grape Ivy (Parthenocissus Tricuspidata)
The grape ivy is known for its ornamental purpose and can be an excellent addition to your bottle garden. You’ll need aerated soil and will have to put it in a place where it can attach itself to a wall on its own. This plant too does not require much watering, so that’s a major win-win for us again!
4. Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum)
A natural oxygen booster and air purifier, this plant is available on reasonable rates everywhere. It Is a common household plant that you can place in any room of the house (even your bathroom- yes you heard us.) the things to keep in mind is that it requires a sandy peat soil, must not be directly exposed to the sun and that you should not overwater it.
5. Warneck Dracaena ( Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’)
Another air purifier the reason it is an excellent addition in your garden bottle is that it is low maintained and can grow in any weather condition.
6. Croton (Codiaeum Variegatum)
This VOC sucking plant makes sure your air is clean of volatile compounds! Its vibrant colour is another reason to add it in your bottle garden. Be sure to place it in bright light and water only when the soil looks dry.
7. Indian Basil (Ocimum Tenuiflorum)
This plant should be there in your kitchen bottle garden. Helping as a mosquito repellant and tasty addition to spices should be grown in ample sunlight and be watered precariously.
8. Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)
Low maintenance, easy to keep and aesthetically pleasing succulent this plant is perfect for adding in your bottle garden if you’re bad at maintaining plants
9. A string of Pearl Plants (Senecio rowleyanus)
A quirky and fun plant this is another option to keep if you don’t have direct sunlight and are busy. They require only watering per fortnight and are an excellent addition to your collection.
10. Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus)
This is an elegant addition to your bottle garden that can act like a creeper. Plant it in areas with moderate sunlight and make sure to keep its soil nice and moist.
With so many plants to choose from, what are you waiting for? Get those bottles and start gardening with these different options.