Perfect for small spaces, the macrame hanging pot fad is back! But, not all plants were made to hang. Here are a few of our favourites!
Home decor trends this year saw the return of the hanging plant. Magazines were filled with multiple options from the minimalistic wire hanging pots to the more decorative macrame designs. The joys of hanging pots are endless! Small space-friendly, most ceilings are untapped real estate and reduce the chance of unwanted water rings damaging furniture. Beautiful, trailing vines and draping leaves add another dimension of green to any room of your home or office. And, so much safer for those with pets who like to nibble on houseplants!
A few things to keep in mind before you head to the nursery:
Does the spot where you plan to hang your plant get enough sunlight? All plants need it, although some are less than others.
Will you be able to access your hanging plant to water it? If you have to use a step ladder or move furniture to water your plant regularly, you may want to find a more convenient location.
How much humidity does your plant choice need? Do you have a humidifier? Or are you willing to spritz your plant every now and then with a spray bottle?
Looking for some beginner-friendly options?
Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)
Also known as the Sweetheart Plant because its leaves are heart-shaped, this is a very popular house plant that’s extremely easy to grow. Warning: this plant is toxic to pets if ingested.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
An imposing house plant for beginners, the spider plant is easy to care for, tolerates average room conditions, is easy to propagate, and looks fabulous in a hanging pot.
String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)
A delicate hanging succulent that thrives in a warm and dry environment, the string of pearls grows fast and propagates easily. Place it in a spot where it can receive plenty of strong natural light (near an east-facing window). This plant is toxic to pets if ingested.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata)
The most popular of the fern species, the Boston Fern has lush, arching fronds densely covered with leaflets called pinnae. A hanging basket classic that never disappoints.
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)
What makes this a great addition to your hanging pots is that it flowers in the winter. Just when we need a pop of colour, it performs well under average home conditions with moderate care.
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