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Why have hanging plants?

Give a new dimension to your displays of plants hang them on an elevated place. This will not only help you free up space on windowsills and shelves (which are likely already heavily established) however, you’ll also be able to show some plants to an even greater result.

Why do plants need to be hung?

There are many excellent reasons to put indoor plants on hanging plants. First, they free up the space you have on your horizontal surfaces that may already be adorned with a lot of plants. A little extra room that is suitable for plants indoors is required for a keen collector, and so hanging your plants at a good height is a fantastic way to create extra space.

Then, certain plants look better hanging. The ones with trailing foliage like The Silver Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina) or the String of Hearts (Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii) truly showcase their foliage as it cascades downwards. they can also expand.

But there is no requirement that all hanging plants have to include trailing foliage in order for them to look appealing. Even succulents and cacti are great hanging plants.

Hanging plants can also make a splash at the eye level (although it is best to be mindful of the place you put them so that you don’t knock your head) This lets you display your plants in a sort of a tiered fashion – plants on the floor or plants placed on shelves windowsills, and finally hanging plants. In the sense that it is similar to the natural world – a walk through the forest will reveal plants on different levels and therefore having plants in various positions is very biophilic.

Furthermore, hanging plants can bring interest to otherwise dull corners and walls, and may even distract the eye from unattractive features or bring something to windows which could otherwise be the wall.

Decorate your hanging planters with decorative hangers

If you purchase houseplants from the garden centre or DIY store, you may discover trailing or hanging plants in plastic pots, with boring hooks attached to the edge of the container. They are definitely effective however they’re not the most pleasing to the eyes. Instead, go for an attractive plant pot to compliment your plant and your own personal style.

You might want to think about hanging terrariums. They’re widely available and are available in various stylesand designs. They can also be extremely appealing. They can be beneficial by keeping your plants free of dust and some even provide an environment that is microclimate-friendly for plants, too.

One of the most popular styles hanging planter that is popular homemade macrame. They were extremely popular during the late 1970s (my grandmother used to spend hours stringing cords and beads to make a knot) and have seen an appearance and could be a lockdown pastime as part of the covid-19 virus.

Macrame plant hangers have a long and rich history. Babylonian as well as Assysrian carvings that date back more than 3000 years reveal knots of macrame. Macrame was first introduced to Europe in the course of the Moorish invasion of Spain and then made its appearance in England during the reign of Mary II in the Seventeenth Century.

The appeal of macrame is that it’s an art form that is able to be taught by anyone. You can make pot hangers of various sizes, allowing you to hang the largest pots.

Another popular craft is Kokedama. It is a tradition that originated from Japan and literally translates to the moss ball. Kokedama is a naturally occurring clay that is granular, the akadama, as well as moss. They are combined and formed into a ball. The ball is then wrapped around the root ball that the plant grows. Threads and wires are used to secure the structure. Kokedama displays can be placed on a saucer or suspended from the ceiling. it is watered through wetting the clay ball and moss.

The best tips for hanging your plant care

Access to plants

One of the problems with hanging plants is the ability to climb up the heights they require. The plants above the head need to be accessed via a safe platform, like an incline, and it isn’t a good idea to reach too far to reach the plants, therefore, you should think about the best place to put your plants.

The plants in the windows or on walls can be placed at an eye-level. This not only makes it easier to take care of the plants but also be more noticeable too. Plants that have trailing foliage (such such as silver inches plant, the string of hearts, or the Scindapsus collection) are attractive from the bottom, as well as from the top. There are also plants that look great from above , too. Examples of these included in our collection are our assortment of mixed succulents as well as our assortment of cacti , and our aloes and other related species collection.

The weight of hanging plants

If you’re considering placing large pots on display, keep in mind how heavy a watered pot and plant can exceed a kilo and the weight could increase as your plant expands. In such instances, you must ensure that your support for your plant is secure and can withstand any weight that you put on your plants display.

Displays that are smaller, like our kokedama-style planters are much smaller and lighter in weight, meaning it’s feasible to suspend them using less bulky brackets and hooks. This allows for a greater amount of flexibility and guarantees that the look of the displays are not affected by the bulky structures. Cup hooks and picture hooks can be used as for fastenings since the kokedama-style plants weigh only a tiny amount, even when they are fully filled with water (typically around 400g).

Light and heat

Plants that are higher up in an area experience different environmental conditions than the ones at ground level. In most cases, temperatures can be an inch or two higher depending on the conditions, but unless you have efficient air circulation. In addition, the air could be less humid as well. This kind of environment (and the absence of close-up view) can make it easier for pests of plants to become at ease, especially pests such as Two-spotted spider mites.

Different levels of light might exist also. Many hanging plants look nice when placed near windows as well as in conservatories which means they you will see a lot of light. However, the light will come only from one direction that will force the plants to grow toward the window, and away from you. Therefore, it’s recommended rotating your plant once a each week or so to ensure that your plants grow evenly. Also, remember that certain plants thrive in bright light and others thrive in shaded places, so make sure to think about this when selecting the plant you want to plant.

Watering hanging plants

Most hanging plants are often in less pots than ones placed on the floor or on shelves. This, along with the higher temperatures and light levels, means that hanging plants require more watering frequently. Although a large plant may usually last for several weeks without irrigation, plants that hang need to be checked every week.

The most effective method to water plants that hang is to lower them and then water them on a safe surface like an island or table. The idea of directing water out of the spout of a watering container into a pot is difficult to see is a recipe for disaster. Once your plants are set on a level surface, you can water them just as you would for any other garden.