Plant Design & Scindapsus Grower Visit 4 februar 2022
Plant Design: Working with Heights
Alexis Tricoire has been a leader in Plant Design for many years. The Frenchman is known for his designs in which he uses heights in an interesting, green way. In his masterclass, you will discover how to work with plants at height yourself and which plants are suitable for this.
Do you want to work with heights?
- Think about how you’re going to attach the hanging plants. Do you have a beam on which you can hang them? Should you attach a rail or a ceiling hook? Look up, and discover the possibilities.
- Take into account the amount of light a plant needs. If you have south-facing windows, choose sun worshippers. If you hang the plants in a less bright location, choose plants which need less sunlight. Also take the incidence of light into account. Plants always grow towards the light.
- Think about how you are going to support the plants in their growth. Can they climb onto something? Or will you guide them with cable clips, as we did here with the tendrils of the Scindapsus?
Plants that do well at height are grapevines and climbers, such as Asparagus fern and Monstera Minima, and hanging plants that have a lot of volume, such as the spider plant and Aeschynanthus.
Scindapsus Grower Visit
Plants that climb and crawl
Grower visit at CoBaplant.
How low can you go?
A Scindapsus gets air roots. Never cut them off.
These are looking for soil again.
To help them, you can put them back in the planter, as soon as they are grown long enough.
When you let a Scindapsus hang down, the leaves get smaller and smaller towards the bottom.
When you let a Scindapsus climb up, the leaves get bigger and bigger, the higher they climb.