Bring the glory and vibrancy of an outdoor garden indoors with hanging planters. There’s no quick or easier way to enhance your living space while also enjoy the many health benefits living plants provide. Here at Curran’s Flowers, we love all green things Mother Nature provides us with and putting her beautiful bounty in a hanger to adorn as indoor dwellings just seem natural. So, we’ve compiled a few tips and ideas to help you get started on your indoor garden.
A Variety of Hanging Planters
There are an endless variety of hanging planter designs ranging from the type of container you use to the type of hanger you choose and the types of plants you want. Regarding containers, popular ones are either plastic or lightweight metal containers. Ceramic containers are very pretty, but tend to be a lot heavier which could make the hanging planter pull out of the ceiling. For the material to use for the hanger, rope, chains, wire, or even macramé are popular choices. You can make your own hanger, repurpose an old pot for a container, or come up with something entirely new. Some people have even made hanging planters out of old tire swings. The versatility and creative potential is what makes hanging planter so wonderful – you can tailor them to your own personal sense of style.
Best Blooming Plants for Inside Hanging Planters
A hanging planter full of colorful flowering blooms makes any space charming and enchanting. Some of the best types of flowering plant to use include Pansy, Verbena, Begonia, Lantana, Fuschia, and Petunia.
Watering Techniques for Hanging Planters
Keeping your hanging planters sufficiently watered is the trickiest thing you’ll encounter. Since they are hanging in the air, the amount of soil they are growing in is much less so it tends to dry out quicker. Make sure your container has drainage holes and that there is a drip tray or a second surrounding pot to catch the water runoff. When the soil feels dry to the touch, it’s time for watering. Don’t be surprised if some require twice a day watering. It’s also helpful to invest in a long-neck watering can and a small ladder or stepstool.
Hanging Planter Ideas
Hanging colanders plants in them and even repurposed paint cans and purses have all been made into hanging planters. For the basics, you just need chains or rope for a hanger, any type of container, a hook, and you’re ready to go. For a little more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page here.