With the plants outside blooming with all of their amazing, rich colors, you may think to yourself it might be nice to enjoy that inside as well. Well, you can! Even in a space-starved apartment, living room, or kitchen, you bring the glorious freshness of an outdoor into your home with hanging planters. Here at Bagoy’s Florist, we’ve put together some helpful tips to get you started with hanging planters for your home.
What Are Hanging Planters?
Hanging planters are decorative pot or plant holders for hanging plants or flowers in that suspends from the ceiling. They come in a variety of different materials, colors, and designs from ropes, to chains, to macramé. Hanging planters allow you to add style, greenery, and the fresh, health benefits of plants to any room without taking up floor or counter space.
Which Plants Work Best in Hanging Planters?
Depending on whether your hanging planter will be in the shade or the sun will determine the best types of plants for that spot. Check up the best types of plants that thrive in the shade versus the sun. Another thing to consider is whether you want a long, draping type plant of a more full, rounded, and bushy plant in any particular space. Mixing and matching the two can create an interesting urban jungle effect. A few suggestions of plants that do well indoors include String of Pearls, Maidenhair Fern, Philodendron, Pothos, Spider Plant, and English Ivy.
Curly Spider Plant
The Curly Spider plant is a fun, cool plant of variegated leaves which appear like ‘curling ribbons’. This plant symbolizes caring and does so by purifying the air. This healthy plant also produces additional gifts for you with offsets from runners, lovingly called ‘babies’.
Care: Spider plants can adapt to moderate light, though prefer bright, direct light. Water deeply, when soil is dry to the touch.
How to Water Indoor Hanging Planters
Make sure your hanging planters have drainage holes to prevent root rot. Also, follow the care directions for each particular type of plant. The air inside the home tends to be drier than outside air, so more moisture may be required. To prevent messes, look into acquiring self-watering containers as they can be helpful. Double-potting, where one pot with drainage hole sits inside another pot without, is also an option.
How to Care for Indoor Hanging Plants
Besides keeping the soil well fertilized and wet, the only other things you may need to do to keep your hanging plants is to pinch off dead leaves (deadheading) and cutting back wayward growth or overly long vines. Doing so will help keep the plant well rounded and give it time to fill in any empty spaces.
Plants can thrive indoors as well as outside. Enjoy their freshness as well as the soothing green colors and interesting shapes. Besides helping to freshen the air, living indoor plants create a stylish vibe inside any room. Remember, a garden can be anywhere, so start your indoor garden today.
For more hanging planter inspiration, check out our Pinterest board here.