Open shelves combine functionality and decorativeness. You can place on them not only books or dishes, but also living plants. Ampel varieties look great: get to know them better with the help of our article.

one Scindapsus

This indoor fast-growing vine is often confused with epipremnum. Both plants belong to the Aroid family. The differences between them are minimal: both in terms of appearance and care. The easiest way to distinguish species is by the shape of the leaf: the plate of epipremnum is symmetrical, while that of the scindapsus is more like a comma.

In care, both creepers are undemanding, even a beginner can handle them. The plant is not afraid of missed watering or a small draft. There are also no restrictions on the degree of illumination: the scindapsus will grow both in the sun and in the shade. If you grow a variegated variety (Golden, Neon, Marble Queen), put the flower pot in a bright place: this way the color will be brighter.

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2 Rawley the godson

The birthplace of this unusual succulent is Africa. Locals call the plant «pearl strings»: thin twigs with round balls-leaves really resemble a scattering of pearls.

The ragwort, like any succulent, is absolutely unpretentious. Therefore, despite the decorative effect, it is considered a suitable option for beginner flower growers. The plant endures the lack of water, lowering the temperature (up to +10 degrees), lack of sunlight. The latter can only affect the appearance: the branches will stretch, the leaves will become smaller.

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3 Aptenia

Another succulent brought from Africa. A plant with heart-shaped fleshy leaves is especially beautiful in spring, when bright pink flowers appear. The flowering period stretches for almost six months. The first buds appear in March, the last fall at the end of August.

When grown indoors, aptenia requires bright light. Best of all, the flower will grow on the east window. A cool wintering contributes to more lush flowering. From November to February, it is recommended to keep the plant in a cool place, reducing watering to 1 time per month.

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four Ficus Pumila

Dwarf ficus is absolutely not like its «older brothers»: for example, Elastika or Benjamin varieties. But creating comfortable conditions for its maintenance is as simple as for any other ficus. Place the pots in a bright place, do not let the earthy clod dry out, fertilize regularly during active growth (from March to October).

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5 Monstera oblique

This climbing tropical vine can crawl up, clinging to supports, or hang down, in the absence of such. Small (relatively monster) leaves with beautiful holes look extremely decorative. In order for the flower to grow as quickly as possible, put it in a bright place, spray regularly and do not skip watering.

Be careful when cutting and transplanting a plant, keep children and animals away from it. The poisonous juice contained in the leaves and stems can lead to mucosal inflammation and internal bleeding.

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