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Why hang plants?

Give a new dimension to your displays of plants with hanging your plants from an elevated place. You will not only reduce the space needed on window sills and shelves (which are most likely already established) however, you’ll also be able to show some plants to an even greater impact.

Why do plants need to be hung?

There are many advantages to displaying indoor plants on hanging plants. They are a great way to save 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 necessary for any avid collector, so hanging the plants from the right place is a fantastic way to make more space.

Some plants appear more attractive when hanging. Plants with trailing foliage like those of the Silver Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina) or the String of Hearts (Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii) are able to display their foliage when it cascades downwards. they are also able to develop.

But there is no requirement that all hanging plants must include trailing foliage in order to look attractive. Cacti and succulents can are great hanging plants.

Hanging plants can also add a touch of elegance to the eye level (although you should be mindful of the place you put them so that you don’t hit your head) This lets you display your plants in a sort of a tiered design – floor-standing plants or plants placed on shelves window sills and then hanging plants. In some ways, this is reminiscent of nature . A walk through the woods will reveal plants on different levels which is why having plants in different locations is very biophilic.

Furthermore, hanging plants can bring interest to otherwise dull corners and walls, and could draw attention away from unattractive features or bring something to windows which could otherwise be the wall.

Decorate your hanging planters with decorative hangers

If you buy your houseplants at an outdoor garden center or DIY shop, you could discover trailing or hanging plants in plastic pots, with ugly hooks that are clipped to the lid of the container. They’re certainly efficient however they’re difficult on the eyes. Instead, go for an attractive plant pot to match your plant and your personal style.

You might want to think about hanging terrariums. They are widely available and are available in a range of stylesand designs. They can also be extremely appealing. They can be beneficial by keeping plants clean 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 in the late 1970s (my grandmother used to spend hours tying cords and beads to make a knot) and have since made an appearance perhaps as a lockdown activity in the coming Covid-19 epidemic.

Macrame has a lengthy history. Babylonian as well as Assysrian carvings that date back more than three thousand years have macrame knots. The art form was introduced to Europe in the course of the Moorish invasion of Spain and made its first 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. Additionally, you can make pot hangers of various sizes, allowing you to hang even the largest plant.

Click here for Macrame plant hangers.

A different traditional craft is the Kokedama. It is a tradition that originated from Japan and literally translates to the moss ball. Kokedama makes use of naturally occurring clay that is granular and granular. It’s called Akadama, and moss. They are combined and formed into a ball. The ball is then wrapped around the root ball in the plant. Threads and wires are used to keep the structure in place. Kokedama displays can be placed on a saucer or suspended from the ceiling. they are watered by soaking the clay ball and moss.

Tips for hanging plants care

Access to plants

One of the challenges with hanging plants is that they are difficult to reach the heights they require. Plants that are above head height have to be accessible via a safe platform, like the step. It is not recommended to reach too far to reach the plants, therefore, you should think about the location you intend to place your plants.

Plants in windows or against walls can be placed at an eye level. This not only makes it easier to take care of the plants but they’ll be more noticeable too. The plants with foliage that trails (such such as silver inches, string of hearts, or the Scindapsus collection) will look great from the bottom, as well as from the top. It is also possible to think about plants that look great from above , too. Examples of these from our selection include our collection of mixed succulents as well as our assortment of aloes and other related species collection.

The weight of hanging plants

If you’re considering the hanging of large-sized plants be aware how heavy a well-watered plant and its pot could be more than a kilogram and it is possible that the weight will increase as your plant expands. In such instances, you must ensure that the support for your plant is secure and can withstand any weight that you put on your plants display.

Displays with smaller sizes, like our kokedama-style planters are much smaller and lighter, which means it’s feasible to suspend them on less heavy brackets and hooks. This allows for a greater amount of flexibility, and also ensures that the look of the displays are not diminished by large structures. Cup hooks and picture hooks work well as for fastenings since the kokedama-style plants weigh very little when they are completely filled with water (typically under 400g).

Light and heat

Plants that are higher up in the room are subject to different conditions of the environment compared to those on the floor. In most cases, temperatures can be an inch or two higher depending on the conditions, but unless you have adequate air circulation. Also, the air could be cooler and less humid. The conditions (and the absence of close-up view) can make it easier for pests in the plant world to get 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 and therefore you will see a lot of light. However, the light will come in one direction only and will cause the plant to grow towards the window, and away from the window, which is why it’s always recommended that you rotate the plants once a each week or so to ensure that your plants grow evenly. Remember that some plants prefer bright light, while others thrive in shaded areas, so make sure to think about this when selecting the plant you want to plant.

Watering hanging plants

The majority of hanging plants are usually in small pots than the ones placed on the floor or on shelves. This, in conjunction with higher temperatures and higher 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 the plants that are hanging is to lower them and then water them on a safe surface, such as an island or table. If you try to direct water through the spouts of a watering container into a tiny pot can’t be easily seen is not a good idea and could cause trouble. Once your plants are set on a level surface, you can water them just as you would with any other plant in your home.