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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

The Big Jungle Pot: Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers

I’m helping a friend populate her new office with plants. I started with the old standbys Sansevieria and Spathiphyllum. For the third, much larger pot, I decided to go big, with a selection of jungle plants.

Someone once told me that any mixed pot needs thrillers, fillers, and spillers. Thrillers are where your eye goes first, fillers fill the bulk of the pot, and spillers cascade down. In this pot, we’ve got:

All of those went into a large Lechuza self-watering pot. It looks a little crowded now, but it will grow in nicely, with the spillers growing down, the fillers spreading out, and that Alocasia on top throwing bigger and bigger leaves. The pot is placed in perfect light: bright, indirect, and all day, thanks to the frosted windows.

This pot was a joy to make and I hope it brings good luck to my friend’s new business.

Thanks to Heather for the in situ photo.

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