Tips And Tricks for Taking Care of Lianas and Similar Plants
The plant kingdom is a beautiful and diverse one. Whether you like big bushy shrubs or gorgeous flowering plants there’s something out there for you! One type of plant that makes a unique addition to any garden is Lianas. Lianas are known for climbing other things to reach the light, and look great while doing it! Whether you’re looking to improve your green thumb or you’re curious about wall-climbing plants, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about taking care of Lianas.
Know your lianas
The first step to knowing how to take care of your Lianas is knowing what kind of plant you have for starters and what Lianas are. Liana’s are a type of decorative, curly, and sometimes blossoming plants which need to hang onto other things to support themselves. Since they aren’t capable of holding themselves up, they need to climb and grow on other plants and items to survive.
These plants come in a wide variety and there’s a diverse world of these “creeper” plants to choose from. Some are edible like grapes and kiwi vines while others are more decorative. Some liana are perennial and grow all year round, while others are annual and only grow at certain times. How you take care of your liana depends on the type it is, so make sure to do your research and get acquainted!
Create climbing space
Once you know what kind of Liana you have, it’s time to create its ideal living environment! Since Liana can’t stand on their own two feet, you need to provide them with ample climbing space. There are plenty of ways to do this and using a stable and secure trellis is your best option. Look for where best to hang your wall trellis to support your Liana. Your trellis needs to have enough space to grow your Liana and it needs to be able to support its weight and size.
Whether you hang them on the wall or create an overhead panel, or a trellis bungalow or box, it needs to be sturdy. You can make your own trellis or leave it in the hands of professionals to get your desired shape or effect. While Lianas are resilient, the trellis lattice cannot be too dense or thick though, as it will rob them of space and sunlight.
Tend to the soil
Apart from aerial support, Lianas, like many other plants, need to have good soil to grow in. Plants get their nutrients and strength from the soil, so you need to make sure you plant your Liana’s in the right place. While there are many different types of Liana out there, the one thing they all have in common is that they love water! Make sure to water your Liana religiously in the beginning until they start to stem and grow.
Depending on the type of Liana you have, you may need to add or take away certain things from your soil for the ideal growing conditions. For example, some breeds of vines or creepers need more acidic soil while others prefer more basic environments. Some will prefer a more moist ground with coverage while others will not. It’s important to do your research to see exactly what your Liana wants and needs from its soil.
Prune your plants
Last but not least, like with many other plants, if you want them to grow thick and strong, you need to prune them! Pruning your Lianas is very important, especially if you’re growing them indoors. Creeper and climber plants love to spread out, but that doesn’t mean that you should let them run wild. Pruning them can help you keep them in your desired shape and stops them from overexerting themselves.
The best way to prune your Liana is to prune it above the node (where the leaf starts growing). If you’re growing out your Lianas and don’t want to cut them just yet, grow them in hanging pots. This will ensure that they grow thick and strong without overexerting themselves. Just be sure to set up a good watering system in that case so they don’t dry out!
So there you have it! With this guide in mind, you’re ready to grow your own climbing plants like a pro! Start by doing some research and knowing exactly what your Liana is and needs. Create the perfect living environment for your Liana by creating some climbing space and tending to the soil. Last but not least, remember to take care of your plants by pruning them and you’re good to go! Keep this guide in mind and decorate your space with gorgeous Lianas in no time!