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Posted by Kerry Durban on May 7, 2020 | Last Updated: May 11, 2020 Flowers

A Guide to Hanging Planters 

When plants outside are blooming with amazing, vibrant colors, you may think how nice it would be to be able to enjoy them inside as well. Well, you can! Even in small spaces, living rooms, or kitchen, you can have the glorious freshness and colors of living plants in your home with hanging planters.

Bright Blooming Basket

Bright Blooming Basket

 

What Are Hanging Planters?

Hanging planters are decorative plant holders that suspend from the ceiling for the purpose of hanging fresh, living plants or flowers in them. They are made from various materials, and in all different colors, and designs from ropes, to chains, to macramé. Hanging planters allow you to bring style, greenery, and the fresh, healthy benefits of plants inside your home without taking up any floor or counter space.

Cascading Hanging Plants

Which Blooming Plants Are Best for Hanging Planters?

Depending on if your hanging planter will be in the sun or in the shade most of the time will determine the types of plants that will work best in that spot. Just look at the care tag of your plant to help you determine where it should be placed. Another thing to think about is whether you prefer a long, draping type plant of a more full, rounded, and lush plant in a particular space. Mixing and matching the two will create an interesting urban jungle effect. A good place to start is to look at plants that tend to do well inside such as String of Pearls, Philodendron, Pothos, Maidenhair Fern, Spider Plant, and English Ivy.

Hanging Planter in Bedroom

How to Water Indoor Hanging Planters

First, you’ll want to make sure your containers have drainage holes to prevent root rot. Also, follow the water care instructions for each particular type of plant. The air inside most homes tends to be drier than outside air, so more watering may be required. To prevent messes, purchase self-watering containers or pots with a tray underneath to catch run-off.  Double-potting, where one pot with drainage hole sits inside another pot without, is also a good option.

Hanging Basket of Flowers

How to Care for Indoor Hanging Plants

Besides keeping the soil watered and fertilized, the only other things you may need to do to keep your hanging plants looking healthy is to remove dead leaves (deadheading) and cut back overlong growth. Doing so will help keep the plant well rounded and fill in any empty gaps.

Three Small Hanging Plants

Plants can thrive indoors as well as outside. Enjoy their freshness as well as the soothing green colors and living essence. Besides cleaning the air, living plants also create a stylish vibe inside any home. Remember, a garden can be anywhere, so start your indoor garden today.

For additional pictures of beautiful hanging planters, check out our Pinterest board here.