Performance of Ornamental Plants in Different Media Compositions for Outdoor Vertical Gardening

Pattipaka Pavan Kumar, Devi Singh, Urfi Fatmi
2020 International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences  
in Factorial Plot Design (5×5) with three replications. The data was recorded for 6 parameters. It is concluded from the results of the present investigation, that significant differences were observed for all the characters among the vertical garden plants. 5 vertical garden plants that are partial shade to shade loving were taken. 5 plants are P 1 Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum), P 2 Variegated screw pine (Pandanus spp.), P 3 Sword fern (Nephrolepis exaltata), P 4 Syngonium (Syngonium
more » ... phyllum), P 5 Ipomea (Ipomeabatatus var. black heart) and 5 media compositions are M 0 -Garden soil, M 1 -Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand(1:1:1), M 2 -Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand (1:1:2), M 3 -Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand (1:2:1), M 4 -Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand(2:1:1). Among these in the parameter of increasing in plant height, the maximum plant height was recorded at 180 days in P 5 (Ipomea) (8.2cm) and in the plant height, maximum range of media was recorded at 180 days in M 4 (Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand (2:1:1) (3cm). In the increase in number of leaves, the maximum number of leaves was recorded at 180 days in P 5 (Ipomea) (4.1) and in number of leaves, the maximum range of media was recorded at 180 days in M 0 (Garden soil) (2.6cm). In the increase in plant spread, the maximum plant spread was recorded at 180 days in P 3 (Fern) (909.7cm) and in the plant spread, the maximum range of media was recorded at 180 days in M 1 (Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand 1:1:1) (652.9cm). In the leaf area, the maximum leaf area was recorded at 180 days in P 3 (Fern) (104.2cm 2 ) and in the leaf area, the maximum range of media was recorded at 180 days in M 1 (Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand 1:1:1) (53.3cm 2 ). In the fresh vegetative mass, the maximum fresh vegetative mass was recorded at 180 days in P 3 (Fern) (119.5g) and in the fresh vegetative mass, the maximum range of media was recorded at 180 days in M 4 (Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand 2:1:1) (108g). In the root spread, the maximum root spread was recorded at 180 days in P 3 (Fern) (21.7cm) and in the root spread, the maximum range of media was recorded at 180 days in M 3 (Perlite + Cocopeat + Sand 1:2:1) (20.8cm).
doi:10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.267 fatcat:ewytgrgllfcfnnxhymo3skgrz4