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Plants balcony creepers, thanks to their characteristic of climbing walls, railings and supports, they are ideal for embellishing and coloring any open space available. The grids, made of wood, represent the ad hoc support, on which the vines can extend to give shape to real compositions of flowers and leaves: without neglecting the usefulness of climbing plants to create shaded areas.
Balcony vines, types
Plants climbing plants they have different types, they can in fact be with flowering or with foliage (this is the case with ivy).
Balcony vines, directions
- For the orientation of the vase, prefer the position towards the south: a direction that allows you to take advantage of more light and heat
- Choose pots large enough to avoid subsequent decanting. Opt for terracotta pots or wood with drainage holes in the bottom, so as to avoid water stagnation: these are natural materials that allow greater transpiration of the plant
- Place the pots on the saucers equipped with wheels to facilitate movement during cleaning
- When planting, choose a soil suitable for acidophilic plants
- Water regularly, the soil must always be damp, paying attention to stagnant water
- To grow the vine on the wall, place the pot right next to the walls
- Practice regular pruning between the end of winter and early spring, starting from the bottom, at about fifteen to twenty centimeters
- Fertilize the surface layer of the earth every early spring
- Apply a specific product based on chelated iron to strengthen the development of the plant
Useful information: it is possible to reproduce the plant by cuttings about ten centimeters from the lateral growth, to be planted with a mixture of sand and peat.
Balcony vines, the species
The balcony creepers there are many, besides the aforementioned ivy, among the flowering ones we find hydrangea, the jasmine, bougainvillea, rhododendron, wisteria, sweet pea, bell and clematis, the Bignonia.
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