Growing a curtain of plants is one of the best ways to enjoy privacy and gain a sense of calm and relaxation. If grown outdoors, it also helps block out the sun, resulting in energy savings! Here’s everything you need to know about how to grow a curtain of live plants in the easiest way!
What is a green curtain?
Adding green elements to the home environment is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety levels. A green curtain will ensure you always have a connection with nature inside.
Outdoors – Green curtains are plant installations on the sides of buildings, homes, offices or wherever you would like them to be. Having them is the best way to add greenery while combating the heating effect of the sun.
Live curtains add an aesthetic look to the walls and refresh the environment, especially during the summer.
Take a look at the best green curtain ideas here.
How to grow a curtain of live plants
1. Choose a location
If you’re growing them indoors, choose a location that gets bright, indirect light and isn’t too windy.
Plant selection should be made based on the level of light that area or part of your home or room receives. For outdoors, choose a location that receives full sun if you want to block the sun’s rays with these plants. Or choose shade-loving plants if you’re looking to improve privacy.
2. The best houseplants for living in green shade
Choosing the right variety of plants is also one of the essential steps when making a plant curtain indoors. You can opt for peperomias, ruby necklace, dichondra, pothos, coin grass, heart-leaved philodendron and other creeping houseplants.
How to make a green curtain in the interior?
The trick here is to train the vines so that they fall down and cover the whole place like a curtain. To do this, you can place the pot above the place, then lay the vines. You can also attach hooks to walls or windows and then trellis the vines.
If you want to grow them near a balcony or window, it would be a good idea to make a shelf above them and then line the pots. You can also hang them from above using S-hooks as shown in the image above.
Take care of the curtains Green
- Water the vines frequently but carefully, when the soil seems dry.
- Make sure plants get plenty of bright, indirect light for dense growth and appearance.
- Avoid waterlogging, as root rot could spoil the lush appearance.
- Use a foliar spray to feed the plants, if possible clean the leaves frequently.
- For better appearance, you can also use netting on the window or wall to make sure the vines are creeping properly and in shape.
Outdoor locations that can benefit from green curtains
You can also include green curtains on the sides of buildings, gardens and fences. If you have shade-loving plants in your garden, you can use green hues for aesthetic appeal.
The best plant species to grow outdoors are those that grow profusely, something that grows well in your climate. Some of the common names are Thunbergia alata, Jasmine, Cucumber, Morning Glory, Bean, Vernonia Elaeagnifolia, Chamomile, Egyptian Bean, Hyacinth, English Ivy, Virgin Vine or perennials for a timeless show.