Indoor Hanging Planters To Revive Your Home
Thinking of using plants to liven up your space and add a pop of green to blank corners? Apart from instantly improving the look of your home, plants make a terrific focal point for a space. That said, not all plants should be hanged. If you’re thinking of brightening your indoor space with hanging plants, here are some tips:
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8 of the Best Plants to Hang Indoors
Alsobia: This beautiful perennial succulent is distinctive for its trailing, velvety soft gray-green foliage that looks gorgeous in a hanging planter! Native to Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, the Alsobia plant is so easy to take care of. It can survive shady to brightly lit conditions with semi-regular watering. It also does so well under artificial light or sits next to the windowsill. When the conditions are right, the plant will produce white gloxinia-like flowers.
Brasil Philodendron: Philodendron Brasil is best known for its heart-shaped leaf with flashes of yellow and chartreuse in the center. This plant is native to the rainforests of South America, so it's pretty resilient. It can survive low, bright, and indirect light, even in poor lighting conditions. The plant doesn't grow too big, so it's ideal as an indoor hanging plant. To thrive, provide bright light, regular watering, and well-draining soil.
Cebu Blue Pothos: Featuring silvery-blue shiny leaves with long, trailing vines, the Cebu Blue photos is one good-looking plant. It's a lovely plant to hang indoors, particularly in bright, sunny spots. This plant is native to Cebu island in the Philippines, so that it can tolerate dry conditions, even drought. It will, however, thrive when planted in well-draining soil, such as sandy soil and medium light. It will grow fastest under bright light, so you can take cuttings to propagate.
Hoya compacta: Hoya compacta, AKA Hindu Rope plant, is an eye-catching trailing plant with thick, glossy dark green foliage that curls as it grows, akin to thick ropes. When it thrives, the plant will produce gorgeous pink-peach flowers. It doesn't require much babying as long as you provide bright, indirect sunlight and fast-draining soil. It’s a slow grower and could survive some neglect. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch to avoid root rot.
Little Swiss Monstera: Little Swiss Monstera is another eye-catching plant that can be hung in a planter or basket indoors. Its foliage is quite dramatic, featuring large holes, like Swiss cheese, hence the name. This plant loves bright, indirect light but can tolerate direct sunlight. It's quite a thirsty plant, so water it every time the soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering because the extra moisture will cause its beautiful, hole-ridden leaves to turn yellow. It’s a quick grower when the conditions are right and easy to propagate!
Manjula Pothos: Manjula Pothos is a stunning leafy trailing plant with beautiful, heart-shaped leaves with splashes of white, yellow-green, and cream. It's one of the rarer pothos varieties, so it's quite popular among collectors. This plant is quite toxic to pets and small children, so it's best hung in a basket or planter indoors. It doesn't grow too big and is easy to take care of because the plant itself is resilient and adaptable. Set in a spot that gets a lot of bright, indirect light. Water only when needed as the plant can tolerate a little neglect.
Mini Adam Ivy: An elegant indoor plant that’s best hung in a cool, bright room, this ivy plant is a ground-creeping woody plant that’s almost effortless to grow. It has gray-green leaves with silvery shift and loves partially shady to bright spots with indirect light. Ivy loves moderately moist soil and will require regular watering. It doesn’t grow too big, making it a perfect trailing plant to highlight the living room or bedroom.
Nanouk Tradescantia: Nanouk Tradescantia is known for its purplish-green foliage with pinkish stripes and grows best in bright, indirect light. While easy to grow and effortless to maintain, the Nanouk Tradescantia should regularly be watered to avoid drying the soil. Do not set the plant in direct sunlight because this will burn the leaves, causing them to turn brown.
How to Hang Plants from the Ceiling
You will need:
- Metal hooks
- A planter
- A small wicker basket
- A macrame plant hanger
- Your plants of choice
Find the right spot to hang the plants. If you don’t have the potted plant, fill a planter halfway with potting soil or soil mix, then plant the hanging plant. Set the potted plant in a small wicker basket, ensuring that the basket is high enough to cover the planter but not block the foliage. Arrange the potted plant, so its foliage trails past the sides of the basket.
With your power drill, drill a hole in the ceiling with a 5/8-inch drill bit, making sure to hold the drill firmly so it won’t crack and damage the ceiling. Install the hook, then assemble the macrame plant hanger to hold the planter or wicker basket. Hang the macrame plant hanger on the hook, and you’re done.
Where to Hang Your Indoor Plants
It’s essential to know the sunlight needs of your plants before finding the spot to hang it. If your plant needs the full sun, hang it in front of a south-facing window. Get ceiling hooks that swivel so that the plants are exposed to sunlight from all sides. Set the plants at the east-facing and west-facing windows if they require low or indirect light.
Incorporating the garden into your home will give your living space a cozier, relaxing aesthetic. And as long as the growing requirements of the hanging plants are met, you can look forward to a thriving indoor garden for years to come!