5 types of pleomele to fall in love with for its decorative possibilities

5 types of pleomele to fall in love with for its decorative possibilities

Known as Indian song, Pleomele is a plant whose origins date back to the islands of the Indian Ocean. Its cultivation is common in several parts of the world, including Brazil. Around here, this plant receives a lot of affection and is a great option to decorate your home! Curious? Discover more below:

5 types of Pleomele for you to choose

Beloved by many, Pleomele has several different types that combine in many contexts. Agronomist and plant expert Nair H. Kuroda selected some of these types. Check out:

green pleomele

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Nair states that “Green and reflective Pleomele reach 3-4m in height”. Still about this species, she tells us that “the stem is semi-hardwood, branched and, therefore, can be grown in pots or in gardens in full sun or partial shade”.

Reflex Pleomele

VIVERO LOS OCTUBRES

About this variety, the specialist explains that “Pleomele Reflexa has shiny leaves” and is known for “being variegated”. Another way to differentiate it from the other types is to “observe the rosette shape present on the leaves”.

Pleomele Anita

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“Also known as Ribbon, Pleomele Anita has light green leaves,” says Nair. He goes on to explain that the variety has a “thin, semi-woody and branched stem”. This species shares similarities with the Green Pleomele.

Malay Pleomele

BLOOM FROM THE MOUNTAINS

Unlike the previous one, the “Malaia” variety is a shrub with an erect stem, thick leathery leaves, in a dark green tone, arranged in the form of a rosette. The expert also warns that this plant “has slow growth”.

Pleomele Thalioides

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The Pleomeles Thalioides are known for their “clump-like appearance, with green leaves arranged in a fan shape”. About the size of this plant, Nair comments that it “can reach 1.50 m in height, being grown in pots or gardens, in half shade”. The species, like the others, does not tolerate full sun.

Once you know more about some of the most famous types of Pleomele, you are already a step ahead in your choice of which type to cultivate.

How to care for Pleomele

Some care is needed to keep your Pleomele healthy and showy. Among them, the main ones are:

  • Poison: Being a frequent doubt among Pleomele connoisseurs, the expert says “there is no record regarding the toxicity of Pleomele”.
  • Brightness: Pleomeles, in general, do well in sunlight. However, the plant also likes half-light environments.
  • Ideal climate: Because it does well with the heat and is used to national temperatures, Pleomele usually adapts well to any space that is well ventilated. Nair warns that “these plants tend to become weak and dry if they are exposed for a long time in an environment ventilated only by air conditioning”. In this scenario, you should sprinkle water daily on the leaves so that they stay alive.
  • Seedlings: The main way to grow Pleomele seedlings is from cuttings. For this, the specialist says that “hit a healthy branch and remove its stake (the base leaves)”. After that, you can plant your branch without much worry.
  • Pruning: Regarding pruning, an important tip is to prioritize the most radical pruning in times of non-growth of the plant. That way, you’ll run little risk of damaging your plant, as well as being sure it will grow strong in the next foliage.

These were some of the tips on growing this plant as charming as Pleomele. If guided by them, your plant will be very happy and well cared for!

10 decor photos with Pleomele to create an environment that conveys peace

As you’ve seen, Pleomeles are very adaptable and love being in contact with both indoors and outdoors. To inspire your future decor, stay with 10 unmissable images:

1. Some of Pleomele’s favorite highlights are the corners

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2. It looks beautiful when exposed to natural light, like on balconies

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3. You can also create a wonderful flower bed of this kind

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4. Or completely transform your living room with this plant

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5. Pleomeles combine with other species

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6. Need to bring your bookshelf to life? Go from Pleomele!

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7. Look how charming these long models are inside the room

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8. Just as more delicate styles make a great companion for your sofa

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9. Even the bathrooms glow in her presence

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10. So don’t think twice and embrace the changes Pleomele has for your environments!

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Simply charming, Pleomele has the power to beautify your home. After learning so much about this plant, choose the species that interests you the most and decorate your home according to its personality. But first, how about also knowing more about the Gloxinias ? They also look amazing indoors!