Best Hanging Plants for Home

Decorated and beautiful homes gets a positive vibe and brings calm to your family and home. A variety of ingeneous houseplants and hanging plants bring the beauty of nature and greenery to your surroundings. In this article, we are going to talk about “HANGING PLANTS” in detail.

INTRODUCTION

  • Hanging plants are long, green and fresh leaves that you can hang in your homes to create a lively and fresh environemt.
  • They are available in natural and artificial forms as well.
  • They are usually used for decoration in balconies, kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms.
  • They are also used in outdoor spaces like gardens to enhance the look withou taking much space.

ATMOSPHERE REQUIRED

Natural Hanging plants require certain requirements in their surroundings for their proper growth and long life :

  • They require a warmer and humid environment.
  • Temperature around 65-70 degree fahrenheit.
  • Ample amount of sunlight but not direct as they could get dried up early.
  • Hanging plant tend to die early in colder conditions.

CARE REQUIRED

  • An open environment with good amount of indirect sunlight helps in the overall growth.
  • One could buy small water sprinklers to water them twice a day so they don’t get dried up and let the soil dry up before watering next time.
  • Big pot with soil for their proper growth, these pots could get heavy so one must look for a strong wall to be able to hold it.
  • Regular cleaning and cutting of unwanted parts with scissors and slightly wet cloth to remove the dust as well.
  • They cost around $5-$70.

HOW TO HANG THESE PLANTS?

Various ways to hang your plant are as follow:

  • Attatch a hook on your wall and hang the pot with a handle that has space so that the pot with that gets hooke upon. Make sure the wall is strong enough to hold it.
  • Use a jute basket and a rope then tie it to attatch basket on hooks and put your plant in it.
  • Using your balcony railing tie out a long rope and attatch the bottom with a slab and put the plant on it.
  • For environment friendly purpose we can hang bottles and put the small ones on it.
  • Simply keeping them above your TV cabinets, bookshelves, kitchen, Dining tables and study rooms is a great option. Due to their small and compatible size they are easy to place.

HISTORY

  • Hanging Plants are not the new modern DIY which we see on internet, they date back to 3000 years ago.
  • Queen Semiranis designed the Gardens of Babylon with the hanging baskets and trailing plants.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF HANGING PLANTS

BEST DECORATIVE HANGING PLANTS

Basil Philodendron

  • These are thick and green coloured leaves with golden texture in the centre.
  • These are easy to hang and put in display.
  • They grow best in moderate to high sunlight.

Tradescantia Nanouk

  • Also called as ‘FANTASY VENICE”.
  • These are green and pink large lush leaves with white flowers and pink buds.
  • This is one of the best plant to start with as a beginner as it is easy to care.

Prayer Plants

  • Originally called as ‘MARANTA LEUCONEURA’.
  • These are dark green leaves with playfully patterned leaves.
  • They look beautiful when they grow big.
  • If your home has a dark spot with decent space left, these are of a great choice.

BEST INDOOR HANGING PLANTS

Pothos Plant

  • This plant is preferred to newbies in keeping plants, as it can survive many days without sunlight and water.
  • These are thin leaves in green with little shades of yellow pigments on centre.
  • Growth can be promoted by cutting out unwanted long veins on a regular basis.
  • Also called as “golden pothos” or “money plant”.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)  

  • Long and thin scrappy leaves with green border and centre white.
  • Spider plant requires bright light to shine and for its color to blossom properly, although it can survive in dim light.
  • This plant is pet friendly and attracts them too.
  • Spider plants are known for their cleansing property of environment by absorbing chemicals like xylene and carbon monoxide.

Arrow Head Plants (Syngonium Padophyllum)

  • These are thick and green colored leaves with structure like veins on its body.
  • They can survive well in indoors and may burn in excessive sunlights.
  • They are generally kept in bathrooms, kitchen and dinning hall and are known for their positive vibes.
  • They can easily absorb water and may remove excess of water, so put small holes under the pot for the water to move out.

BEST OUTDOOR HANGING PLANTS

Stag Horn Fern (Platycerium)

  • This is probably the easiset plant to grow as it can adapt the outdoor surroundings.
  • They can survive in summers and temperature over 40 degrees fahrenheit.
  • They are round to heart shaped structures with thick body and shield like structure.
  • Stag plants require indirect sunlight, moderate humidity, consistent moisture and warm temperature.

Petunias(Solanaceae)

  • Petunias are of the most beautiful and well known for their long lasting blooming period and fragnant smell.
  • They require continuous sunlight and regular watering or they may became lean and skinny.
  • They blossom in variety of colors like red, violet, pink and white.

Million Bells(Calibrachoa)

  • Their trailing habits make them perfect for outdoor plant in small baskets and cups.
  • They grown naturally in variety of colors including red, yellow, white, pink, violet and bronze.
  • They grown well in rich soil with continuous moisture and regular watering in full sun.

Verdict

  • Hanging plants are one of the best way to decorate and change the environment of your homes for better good.
  • Adopting and taking care of hanging plants is also a good hobby and allows freshness and greenery to your home and gardens.
  • Taking care of these plants can be difficult and time consuming as they require proper care, watering and nourishment, so one should keep in mind before bringing these plants home.
  • Maintaining pots and cleaning excess water and veins should be done regularly for better and longer growth.

FAQ

  1. Is keeping hanging plants costly?
  • Hanging plants do not cost much but the they require consisiten care and nutrition.

2.How to take care of hanging plants?

  • Water them regularly.
  • Keep away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep them in Spacious and clean pots.
  • Remove excess veins regularly

3. What is their lifespan?

  • A pot of flower last an annual season and then need to be replaced

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