Lush and Handmade: How to Create a Stunning Monstera Bouquet

Gone are the days when a traditional flower bouquet was the only way to show your love and appreciation.

The age of sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives is here, and the leading champion of this movement? The plant bouquet!

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Recently, a viral TikTok video by @plant3seven showcased the mesmerizing art of assembling a plant bouquet featuring everyone’s favorite indoor plants.

What is a Plant Bouquet?

A plant bouquet, in contrast to the traditional flower bouquet, is an assemblage of live plant cuttings, often composed of popular houseplants.

Instead of gifting flowers that will eventually wilt and die, a plant bouquet offers cuttings that can be rooted and grown, turning them into full-fledged plants.

This offers a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional bouquets.

The idea behind the plant bouquet is to present a gift that can flourish and grow, much like the sentiment it represents.

The recipient can place the cuttings in water to encourage root growth, and after some time, transplant them to pots with soil, where they can grow into mature plants.

Plant bouquets often feature a variety of popular indoor plants, chosen for their beauty, texture, and ease of care.

They can be a combination of trailing plants, plants with vibrant foliage, and even some with decorative or colorful leaves.

The overall effect is visually appealing and symbolizes growth, sustainability, and longevity.

This video below will show you how it’s done:

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Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Plant Bouquet Assembly

Inspired by the video? It’s time to create your own! Follow these simple steps to bring this botanical masterpiece to life:

1. Select Your Plants

Choosing the right plants is crucial. The beauty of this bouquet is the variety of textures, shades, and leaf patterns.

2. Assembling the Cuttings

Start with the largest leaves as your base. Gradually layer the other plants around this base, alternating between different leaf textures and patterns for a full and lush appearance.

3. Wrapping the Roots

Make sure that the plant roots or cutting tips are placed in a moist (not wet) material such as peat moss where it can thrive. Wrap it snugly with a plastic material like a cling wrap to avoid any mess.

4. Securing the Bouquet

Once you’ve gathered all your plants, use a gentle tie or ribbon to keep them together. Remember, this bouquet will need water, so don’t make it too tight!

5. Display and Nurture

For the first month, grow the roots of your bouquet in a vase with water. Once roots have developed, you can opt to pot them into soil.

What Type of Plants Can You Use?

On the first video, many were curious as to what plant combinations can be used for the pant bouquet.

This video reveals the answer to that question.

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@plant3seven reveals that the plants used in the video are:

  • Mini monstera
  • Monstera adansonii
  • Njoy pothos
  • Cebu blue pothos
  • Heart leaf philodendron
  • Marble queen pothos
  • Satin pothos
  • Golden pothos
  • Philodendron brazil
  • Neon pothos
  • Inch plant

You can actually use any plant in your collection as long as they have the same rooting characteristics and growing requirements.

Read more here: The Tiny Monstera Impostor [Mini Monstera Guide]

Taking Care of Your New Green Bundle

One of the most trending comments from a viewer, @pharmarie_healingherbs, was:

“Ohh I love this and it will grow when potted correct?”

Absolutely! As the creator @plant3seven clarified, after nurturing the roots in a vase with water for about a month, you can transition the plants to soil.

@betty..suflower raised an interesting query:

“So, when planted, can they be planted in a pot together?”

While these plants have similar care requirements and could technically be potted together, it’s recommended to plant them separately, giving each one the space and specific care it deserves.

Embracing the Future: The Rise of the Plant Bouquet

As we stand on the cusp of an eco-conscious era, it’s clear that the traditional flower bouquet, while timeless, is giving way to its sustainable counterpart: the plant bouquet.

We’re not just witnessing a trend, but the budding of a revolution in gifting.

Drawing from the wellspring of sustainability and practicality, the plant bouquet stands for growth and eco-awareness.

So, the next time you’re pondering over the perfect gift, especially for someone with a penchant for plants, think beyond the ephemeral charm of flowers.

We predict that very soon, the world will be smitten by the green allure of the plant bouquet, making it the reigning champion of thoughtful and lasting presents.

For more Monstera inspiration, check out these other articles:

Gifts from the Green: DIY Ideas Inspired by Monstera Designs

The Art of the Tropics: Techniques for Monstera Leaf Paintings