Use the power of exotic flowers to create unique environments and renew the interior design of the most varied projects!
Decorations for houses and apartments that carry flowers are on the rise. After all, people discover more and more the aesthetic and functional benefits of different species, in addition to the great sensations provided by them.
Gerbera, Exotic Flowers
Gerbera can also be included for indoor environments, highlighting its vivid colors
Colors, formats, textures and aromas are the basic premises of a decoration with exotic flowers. These small and versatile plants bring life, highlight and personality to a sustainable decor. Certainly, you must know some species that can give that touch to their environments.
In this article, you’ll discover how exotic flowers are champions in making environments beautiful and cozy. Check out!
1- What are exotic flowers?
Basically, the name of this category of plants indicates its origins, but its concept goes beyond
In technical terms, exotic flower is any one that is cultivated in an area, but is not native to it. For example, a Cambodian plant created in Brazil.
Although this concept is very explicit, an exotic flower can also be understood by its characteristics and its cultivation. After all, each plant has its own cycle and must receive specific watering, fertilization and lighting.
Given the right conditions for exotic flowers to grow in an environment, they will show all their exuberance.
Whether small, medium or large, they will be able to reveal colors, shapes and textures intrinsic to their exoticism.
2- Which exotic flowers to use in decoration?
Among the many exotic flowers available, choosing the ones that will compose your environment can be a complex task.
You can adopt criteria such as size, care, harmony and identification, among others, to make your choices.
3- ORCHID SHOE
Exotic Flowers, Slipper Orchid
Its princess shoe design and its separate colors, which mix yellow, white, dots and details on the edges of the petal, make it unique and coveted. Orchids are a world apart, as there are countless species, each with its own beauty and peculiarity. The slipper orchid is just one of them.
The slipper orchid can be grown either in pots with earth and gravel or directly in ground gardens. The detail is that these dwellings must be a little damp and receive a lot of indirect light.
In addition, protecting the shoe orchids from the intense heat will yield many annual shoots, which show up in the colder seasons.
4- COCK’S CREST
Exotic flowers, cockscomb
Its name is not for nothing: the volume of its petals gives the shape almost identical to a rooster’s comb.This velvet-like plant, native to Asia, is capable of filling any area well with just one flower.
The highlight of the rooster’s comb is the multiplicity of colors, ranging from white to purple, passing through more than seven very vivid tones. A differential that contributes to various types of decorations.
This is a typical summer plant. Therefore, it is necessary to accommodate it in a corner that receives direct sunlight. In watering, she is demanding; the soil must be very rich in organic substrate and must always be moist.
5- WATER LILY
Exotic Flowers, Water Lily
Despite being a genuinely Brazilian species, the water lily is considered quite exotic for its characteristics. At some point in school, your teacher must have talked about the water lily pad. This plant is rooted in Brazilian folklore and deserves its popular cult, given its beauty.
Among the exotic flowers, the water lily holds its place as an aquatic plant with a very hot climate. The leaf is like a dish that floats on water. Its flower grows underneath it to breathe on the surface as it blooms.
A curious detail is that on the first day open, the flower can be white or purple, among other shades. In the second, she turns completely pink. And the best part: it gives off a strong and sweet perfume, attracting pollinating insects.
First, to cultivate the water lily pad, it is necessary to have a large area with water. It can be a pond or artificial lake, at least 1 m deep. The climate of the place must be of intense heat for most of the year.
6- JADE VINE
Exotic Flowers, Jade Vine
Water the jade only when the soil in the pot is dry. Jade flowers originate from the Philippines, in Asia, and arouse curiosity for their pendant style and their vivid colors that even resemble neon lighting .
In order to have jade vine in a house or apartment, it is necessary to have a good vertical space. It is of the climbing type and, offering area, reaches up to 15 m in length. However, it can be pruned to medium sizes without harming the environment.
Growing jade flowers requires a vertical wall or a few large pots, accommodated in higher areas. So the plant can grow in its natural form.
Although jade tolerates direct sunlight, the ideal is that it stays in semi-shade, to bloom at the right time, which includes summer and spring.
Exotic Flowers, Peony
Pink, white, blue and many other colors color the petals of these graceful plants.
This plant has petals that are so delicate they look like tissue paper. With up to 50 petals, they overlap, creating a very full and prominent shape.
Colors abound in this species, which has a long life cycle and is one of the most used exotic flowers for making bouquets.
Leave the peonies in a vase with plenty of water and change the liquid as soon as it gets dirty. Also, if the flowers and leaves touch the water, remove them as they rot quickly. Otherwise, leave your flowers exposed only to sunlight, not direct sunlight.
Exotic Flowers, Protein
Exuberance and robustness are two adjectives that go together in protein, which has several layers of thick and thin petals. Protein is so unique that it seems to have come out of the flower garden of the nonsense story Alice in Wonderland . And if you talk to this plant, maybe it will even respond, just like in the story.
Whether in the garden or in the pot, protein needs a soil that contains construction sand, earth and organic fertilizer. Also, be careful with drainage, as it does not tolerate waterlogged soil. As for the sun, this species must receive long hours of natural light.
9- MORAY EEL
Exotic flowers, Moray, Diets
Dietes iridioides is the scientific name of these exotic flowers from Africa, which have other variants as beautiful and delicate as (Photo: Linda Tanner)
The shape of this flower is like a clover with several petals, which are arranged in “two floors”. Thus, the petal closest to the stem is the largest, while the others settle on top and gain more prominence, including in terms of color.
In this species, the leaves also bring a lot of charm, with robust shapes and a very dark green tone. In this way they help to create the perfect contrast of this species, which is simply ideal for indoor environments.
The moray loves a milder climate and even a little cold. It can be grown in both pots and gardens.
The solar lighting should be indirect. Watering can be done two to three times a week during hot periods and less frequently in cold weather.
10- How to decorate with exotic flowers?
Decorating with plants is therapy! The moment to be alone or with the family with the plants is a way to rediscover details of the environments that exotic flowers highlight.
And the best part is that it takes no effort to transform the decor with these simple floral touches.
11- ARRANGEMENTS ACCORDING TO THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FLOWER
Exotic Flowers, Prote
When exotic seedlings are grown in pots, they can be arranged with other plants or with the same species, in greater volume.
For example, moray eels are even more expressive in bouquets. Just have several stems, cut them in the same measure and then tie them together.
Exotic flowers like proteo are suitable with just two or three handles accommodated in a vase with water.
12- CHOOSE A SPACE WITH GOOD NATURAL LIGHT
Another point to be considered in a decoration with exotic flowers is the amount of light that falls on the place where the species will be.
In this sense, first see if the plant can receive direct lighting or if it should be in semi-shade or dim light.
13- FOLLOW THE DECORATIVE PATTERN OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Exotic flowers, table arrangement
With so many architectural styles, it is possible to make many marriages between exotic flowers and interior design.
In this sense, minimalist styles, such as Wabi-sabi or contemporary, call for small and simple flowers. Already the maximalism and Art Deco can count on large and elaborate arrangements.
Simple arrangements have surprising effects when well harmonized with the decorative style of the environment.
14- COMBINE THE POT WITH THE PLANT
When decorating with exotic flowers, the plant and vase must match. In other words, in the case of more robust species, such as the water lily, it is necessary to have a space 100% dedicated to its cultivation. Ornamental tanks or vases do the job.
For delicate plants, such as slipper orchids, using medium and colored pots is an effective way. This plant, in particular, cannot be grown in small pots as its foliage grows too large.
Plants bring several benefits to the quality of life, such as giving more lightness to everyday life. And exotic flowers also ensure that advantage, bringing eccentricity full of life to the environment. A positive point that changes, in addition to decoration, perspectives.