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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(10): 363-368
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1010.044


Standardization of Growing Media for Ornamental Plant Species Grown in A Vertical Garden System in Assam
Madhusree Ghosh* and Madhumita Choudhury Talukdar
Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was carried out with an aim to standardize the growing media for five ornamental plant species in a vertical garden system in the Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam. The experiment was laid out in a completely randomized block design with three replications, comprising of five ornamental plant species grown in five different media compositions. The experiment was conducted to study the influence of soil, vermicompost, cocopeat and sand on the plant species in the vertical garden system. The five different media compositions under study were M1: soil + cocopeat + vermicompost + sand (3 : 0.25 : 1 : 1.5), M2: soil + cocopeat + vermicompost + sand (2.5 : 0.5 : 1.5 : 1.25), M3: soil + cocopeat + vermicompost + sand (2 : 0.75 : 2 : 1), M4: soil + cocopeat + vermicompost + sand (1.5 : 1 : 2.5 : 0.75) and M5: Soil. The ornamental species selected were: S1 : Philodendron Ceylon (Philodendron erubescens ‘Gold’ K. Koch), S2: Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum Variegatum (Thunb.)), S3: Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata (L.) Schott), S4: Moses-in-the-cradle (Rhoeo discolor Sw. (syn. Tradescantia spathacea)) and S5: Baby Doll Cordyline (Cordyline compacta Purple (L.)). Among the five growing media compositions used, medium M3: soil + cocopeat + vermicompost + sand (2 : 0.75 : 2 : 1) performed better in terms of all the growth parameters recorded in the five plants species in the vertical garden system.


Keywords: Vertical Garden, Growing Media, Plant species, Soil, Cocopeat
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Madhusree Ghosh and Madhumita Choudhury Talukdar. 2021. Standardization of Growing Media for Ornamental Plant Species Grown in A Vertical Garden System in Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(10): 363-368. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1010.044