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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1219) Last page : (1224)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6218

Role of Growing Media for Ornamental Pot Plants

Preeti Gohil*, Mulji Gohil, Jignasa Rajatiya, Farheen Halepotara,
Meera Solanki, V. R. Malam and Roshni Barad
College of Horticulture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat-362245, India        
*Corresponding Author E-mail: preetigohil01@gmail.com
Received: 25.01.2018  |  Revised: 22.02.2018   |  Accepted: 27.02.2018  


The aim of the review is to present an overview of the effects of different potting mixtures and their function to ascertain which factors are responsible for the growth of an ornamental potted plant that growing media are found effective for flowering, foliage beauty, compacting of size and ability to survive. The findings from the literature suggest normal field soils are not suitable for container media unless the structure is modified by adding other forms of physical conditioners. Number of authors have reported that Potting media containing cocopeat + sand + vermicompost in 2:1:1 v/v ratio result in best growth parameters and improved quality in aglaonema. several authors have recommended that Rice husk medium in transparent pot enhance optimum growth, aesthetic quality and soil + vermicompost (1:1 v/v) exerted maximum number of sprouts/plant in potted dieffenbachia for house beautification. Chrysanthemum pot mum plants grown in medium of cocopeat, soil, sand and vermicompost significantly gave the best results pertaining to growth and flowering. Combination of cocopeat + rice husk + vermicompost (1:2:1 v/v) as media increase the vegetative growth and enriched cocopeat increase flower yield and improve the quality of gerbera. Orchid performed best in media of cocopeat which enhance the flower yield and quality. Anthurium enhance the vegetative growth in media combination of sand and coir pith compost while cocofiber, FYM and neemcake improve the flower parameters. Treatment combination of vermicompost and coarse sand (3:2 v/v) as media recommended topromote the flower yield of zinnia.

Key words: Potting mixtures, Flowering, Foliage beauty, Rice husk, Cocopeat, Vermicompost.

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Cite this article: Gohil, P., Gohil, M., Rajatiya, J., Halepotara, F., Solanki, M., Malam, V. R. and Barad, R., Role of Growing Media for Ornamental Pot Plants, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1219-1224 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6218