What Is a Plant Curtain? How to grow a Living Plant Curtain or Green Curtain

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I hope you are doing great in your gardening field. Arbors, arches, and the walls of structures have long been adorned with vines to give aesthetic appeal. Although the notion of “green curtains” is not new, the construction of live plant curtains has been increasingly popular in recent years.

A green curtain garden will undoubtedly be a talking topic among friends and guests, whether you’re seeking to add color to an area, make use of vertical space, provide seclusion between neighbors, or even cut your energy cost.

What do you mean by a Green Curtain?

A green curtain is just a plant-based curtain. Outdoors,  Indoors, and on tiny apartment balconies, these green curtain gardens may be produced in a variety of settings.

Plantings of creeping thyme plants or vegetables can be done in containers or directly in the ground. Vertically, large trellises are employed to provide a shaded space as the vines develop. The living plant curtain, on the other hand, adds to the space’s pleasure and may be extremely effective for cooling in areas where the weather is particularly hot.

How to Make a Green Curtain Indoors? 

Guys, do you know how to make a green curtain indoors? If yes then I think you are doing great in your gardening field but if not then you should be aware of it. 

One of the best tricks is to train the vines in such a way that they suit best and cover the whole area just like a curtain. Isn’t it amazing of course it is so for that you have to place the container on the top of the area and let the vines fall. Also, you can add some hooks on the windows for better protection and then train the vines.

If you’re looking to grow them near the window or on your balcony then doing so would be the best idea by making a self above it and then lining pots on it. Hanging them would also suit them by using S-hooks. So I hope you are clear with the process of making a greenhouse cotton indoors.

The Best Way to Grow a Green Curtain Garden

Growing green curtains will need some forethought. To begin, you’ll need to examine the available area. A good growth medium and a place that catches full sun are required for living plant curtains. Those who choose to plant in containers should use big pots with enough area for root development.

Drain holes will also be required, as stagnant water in containers can cause plant death.

When creating a plant curtain, choosing the proper plant kind is crucial. Though yearly vining plants are popular, individuals looking for a more framed installation may consider cultivating perennials. Indoors, vining or hanging houseplants are ideal.

The green curtain vines will be transplanted to provide a solid start to the growth period. Those on a tight budget, however, might try planting vining plants from seed. Annual vines that grow quickly are a great alternative for making curtains quickly.

Whatever plants you choose, you’ll need a sturdy trellis to support them as they climb. For lesser vines, trellis netting may suffice. Many plants, on the other hand, become quite heavy as they mature. Strong wooden trellises may be the finest alternative in many circumstances.

This is especially crucial since trellis failure might result in damage or harm. Similarly, you may build a structure from which to suspend many plants. The foliage will form a green screen as they develop.

Maintenance of Green Curtains

If you know that you are properly caring for your green curtains, then you are growing, but if not, then you should know about it Following are the various steps that can help. You know how to take care of your green curtains. Below are the points:

  • One of the things that you have to keep in mind is to water, the wines consistently so that the soil does not remain dry for long.
  • Keep in mind that your plant is receiving a good amount of bright, but indirect sunlight for its well growth and amazing foliage. 
  • Do not overwater the plant as it will cause root rot in the plant which will damage the dense look of the plant.
  • You can make use of netting all across the window so that the plants get protected and remain in shape.
  • For cleaning the leaves of the plant, you have to make use of polar spray which will help the leaves to grow and remain clean.

Planting and Care

Here are some major points you should know to get a healthy result for the plant you are growing.

Light

  • Plants need at least 3-6 hours of direct sunshine every day, especially in the morning, and natural indirect strong light for the rest of the day to thrive.

Soil

  • For growing curtain creepers, the soil should be well-drained, fertile, and high in organic content.

Watering

  • To check the moisture, poke your finger or a little stick into the dirt.
  • When the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the container seems dry to the touch, add 1 cup (about 50 ml) of water.
  • As a general rule, In the summer, water the plant completely; in the winter and rainy season, waterless.
  • The plant should not be overwatered.
  • Water should be applied in the morning or evening.

Fertilizer

  • Loosen the dirt without disturbing the plant’s roots so that it may easily absorb nutrients and moisture.
  • Once a month throughout the primary growing season, nourish the plant with biofertilizer (Oct-Jan).
  • Water should be applied as soon as the fertilizer is applied.

Repotting

  • When a plant outpaces its present container, repot it with fresh planting soil and nutrients.
  • Report the plant late at night and maintain it in a shaded spot for two to three days before moving it to its proper growth conditions.

For more such plant related-articles, you may also read, Fairy Garden – DIY Ideas for your Fairy Garden at Home

Protection of Plants

  • Remove any plant portions that are dead, diseased, or damaged and dispose of them far from the plantation area.
  • As a primary treatment, spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil on any bug or pest infestation.

Don’ts

  • Avoid over-watering the plant, especially if the pot lacks drainage holes.
  • Water should not be applied to flowers or foliage since it may promote fungal infection.

Care tips for Curtain Creepers

Initial care for the first two weeks after getting the plant at your site is as follows:

  • Put the plant in a bright, indirect light source.
  • To check the moisture, poke your finger or a little stick into the dirt.
  • When the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the container seems dry to the touch, add 1 (about 50 ml) of water.
  • After getting it, wait at least 2 weeks before repotting it.

About the article

In this guide, you come to know that planting of creeping thyme plants or vegetables can be done in containers or directly in the ground. Vertically, large trellises are employed to provide a shaded space as the vines develop.

A green curtain is just a plant-based curtain. Outdoors,  Indoors, and on tiny apartment balconies, these green curtain gardens may be produced in a variety of settings. In this article, we discussed what a plant curtain is. We also discussed how to grow a living plant curtain (or green curtain).

Becky Decker

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