For a quick and easy way to spruce up your interior, backyard, or porch, then look no further than charming hanging planters. Space-saving, colorful, green, and healthy, hanging planters bring immediate appeal to any space. Here at Ah Sam Florist, we adore hanging planters and put them all over the place. We love how charming, stylish, and elegant they can be. For tips on getting started with your hanging planters, see more below.
The Wonderful Benefits of Plants in Your Home
The amazing experience you have when strolling through a lush, beautiful garden can be recreated inside your home. A garden can be anywhere, even up by the ceiling. Fill unused spaces and transport the fragrances and fresh air plants provide by making your own hanging garden inside. Instead of a soulless, dark corner, place a 3-tiered macramé hanger to bring the space alive. There’s no place that won’t benefit from a vibrant hanging plant – from the kitchen to the bedroom, bathroom, and patio area, having living plants and flowers in the air gets them noticed and adds immense charm to any room.
Why Hanging Planters Are Great for the Home
Besides the health benefits and loveliness of having plants in the home, hanging planters are very versatile and can be placed almost anywhere. A hanging planter can be any shape, size, color, or material. From chains to wires, to yarn or rope, hanging planters can be anything – they just need to hold a container and be able to attach to the ceiling or some other high place. You can buy a hanging planter or make one yourself.
There are many do-it-yourself websites with ideas on making planters with all sorts of materials and shapes. Think of the space you want to place it, then think about which colors, materials, and shapes will look good in that space. Do the same for the container that will hold your plant. Anything which can hold a plant is fair game, from repurposed birdcages, metal colanders, paint cans, or glass bowls, containers can be just as unique in size, color, shape, and material as the planter can. This is why hanging planters are so fun and unique – their style possibilities are endless.
Different Types of Plants for Hanging Planters
Once you know where you want to have your hanging planters, determine if that area is mostly in the full sun or full shade during the day. This is important in choosing the right plant that will thrive in that place. For sun-loving plants, you can choose from Million Bells, Portulaca, Petunias, Bougainvillea, or Sunpatiens. For plants which will be mostly in the shade, choose from ferns, Fuchsia, Begonias, Hosta, Marguerite Daisy, or English Ivy.
Tips for Caring for a Hanging Planter
Watering and fertilizing are a must. Also, make sure your container has drainage holes to prevent root rot. Hanging plants typically dry out quicker than plants in the ground, so they require once or even twice a day watering. Using a liner is helpful in regulating the moisture levels of your plants. Besides these basics, just perform routine pruning and trimming to keep your plants healthy and charming.
For some great hanging planter ideas, check out our Pinterest board here.