Ornamental plantsThe plants They are organic beings that live and grow but that, unlike the Humans or of animals, they cannot move from one place to another by voluntary impulse. Trees, shrubs, vegetables and other vegetables are part of the set of plants, which are studied by the botany.

Ornamental, on the other hand, is an adjective that refers to what belongs to or related to ornamentation. Ornaments are those ornaments or trappings that allow you to decorate a thing and make it more attractive.

This means that ornamental plants are those vegetables that are used in the decor with the intention of decorating or beautifying a space. They are plants that are grown for an aesthetic purpose, unlike other species (such as edible plants or medicinal). However, there are plants that can fulfill more than one of these functions.

For example: “I am going to grow different ornamental plants so that the yard look more colorful “, “The government announced that it will invest a good amount of money in ornamental plants to decorate the main avenue”, “The gardener recommended me to buy ornamental plants to put next to the door”.

Ornamental plants can be distinguished by the shape or color of their leaves and flowers, by their perfume, by the presence of fruits or by their texture, among other features. These plants are used to create landscape designs, beautify gardens or decorate an interior environment (such as a living room). Experts consider that there are more than 3,000 plants that are destined for the ornamental use.

Types of ornamental plants

Ornamental plantsBroadly speaking, it is possible to recognize certain types of ornamental plants, grouped from a point of view functional, taking into account their physical characteristics and their contributions when decorating a space such as a garden or the interior of a home.

On the one hand they are the trees and bushes, considered one of the fundamental elements, given the great impact visual they generate. They are generally surrounded by smaller plants and flowers, as they are used as walls or as vertices of ornamental structures. Fruit trees are a very popular choice since, in addition to decorating, they fulfill a really important function: they provide us with food. Although it seems obvious, when choosing a tree or a shrub, it should be taken into account that the first has a single trunk and the second, several branches that start from the base.

The aquatic plants and flowers are very popular, given their peculiar beauty and the fact that they do not always remain in the same place. They are usually used in both outdoor and indoor ponds, natural and artificial.

Other ornamental plants that are very popular with decoration lovers are those that have a annual cycle, that is, those that germinate, flower and wither within a year. In particular they are highly sought after for the ranges of colors that they contribute to houses and gardens.

The ferns, on the other hand, they stand out for their great resistance, for their peculiar and attractive foliage and for existing in a great variety. They are mostly used in hanging pots and the fact that they do not produce flowers does not seem to affect their popularity at all.

For spaces with high walls the best option is usually the climbing plants, since they adapt with admirable flexibility to any surface. These ornamental plants are very varied: some give flowers (which in turn can be colorful or white), their leaves can have different sizes, their stem can be green or reddish, passing through many tones and shades, and so on.