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What you need:
  • Assorted colorful houseplants
  • Potting soil
  • Gravel or crocks
  • Time release fertilizer
  • Large plastic or ceramic container
Creating a decorative houseplant container garden is a wonderful way to add color to your home. Select vibrantly colored houseplants that have similar water and light needs. The pot should be large enough to accommodate them. For this container a Begonia, Croton, and ornamental pepper plant are being used.
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If the container you have chosen has a large hole in the bottom of it, use a large stone or piece of crock to cover it. Next fill the container with one to two inches of gravel. This will aid drainage.
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Place the plants in the container before planting to make sure they will all fit well together.
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Fill the container about halfway up with moist potting soil. Water each plant thoroughly. One by one, remove them from their pots and place the plants into the container.
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If the plants you are using are root bound, tease the roots out a little before planting.
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Fill the container with soil. Gently pack the soil down around the plant's roots to remove any air spaces.
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Top dress the container with slow release fertilizer and water well.