Hanging plants

Hanging plants are a great addition to small rooms with little room for plants. We hang these indoor plants from the ceiling, or plant them in a tall flowerpot on a shelf. They give the rooms in our house a real jungle feel. Hanging plants are also an easy way to improve a room's acoustics. For example, you could use hanging plants in a large, open space to create a partition. That way, conversations won't echo throughout the office. Hanging plants are ideal for any space.

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Hanging plants

Choosing a spot for hanging plants

Hanging plants are, as described, suspended in a nice hanging pot. An appealing trend is growing hanging plants in tall pots. We can help you choose the perfect spot for your hanging plants.
Houseplants are sensitive to the amount of light they get. Most need plenty of sunlight but can't tolerate direct sunlight. It is something to consider when placing or purchasing our hanging plants. A hanging plant that can't tolerate full sun shouldn't be put in front of a window. Don't hang the plants too close to the ceiling because the amount of light they get will be quite limited. You can always find the amount of light the plant needs on our website and on the packaging.
There are hanging plants that keep growing forever. So these should be given a spot where they can grow and grow. If you hang them from the ceiling, they will have plenty of space to hang and grow. If the plants are grown in a pot, it's a great idea to choose a tall pot and let the stems droop down from the cupboard. Are the stems too long for you? Then just cut them to the length you like. It is often necessary to do this twice a year with fast-growing plants, while slow growers might only need cutting about once a year, or once every two years.

Placing hanging plants

Hanging plants can be fairly heavy, especially if you're using an added decorative pot. Always use a sturdy hook and attach it securely. It is important to suspend hanging plants high enough that pets cannot damage them. But we also wouldn't want to hang the pot at a height where we can no longer reach it. The best height is where you can still touch the soil. That way you'll know exactly when you have to water them and won't have to use a step stool. Another convenient option is to use a hook that can be easily removed when watering the plant.

Caring for hanging plants

Care of hanging plants begins before it is placed. Key to the choosing a flower pot is selecting one that has holes in it. That way, the water can easily drain from the pot to prevent root rot. The combination of an inner pot with holes and a decorative pot can be the perfect solution. That way the water can drain out but it doesn't drip all over the floor. All our hanging plants come in a nursery pot. You only need to pick out an attractive decorative pot to go with it.
Once the pot is hung, it is crucial to stay on top of watering. Hanging plants tend to need more water than other houseplants. Heat rises in your home, drying out the soil of the hanging plant more quickly. We recommend watering hanging plants once or twice a week. In addition, feel the soil to check if it hasn't dried out more quickly than expected. In that case, water it more often. This may occur in the hot summer months, for example. There are water dispensers that can assist you with keeping up with watering. They release a fixed amount of water so the plant doesn't need to be watered as often.
Like other houseplants, hanging plants need food. It isn't necessary to give addition food in the first 60 days. That is about the amount of food found in fresh potting soil. After that, feed plants with fertiliser during the period when they grow and flower. That period is approximately from March/April to September. Houseplants become dormant in autumn and extra food isn't needed. Food can be added in the form of tablets or in liquid form. Read the package first to see how much food is needed. Overfeeding can be bad for the plant. The proper amount of food will produce a stronger plant which is better able to ward off disease and pests.

Making cuttings from hanging plants

It is possible to take cuttings from most hanging plants. With plants like Tradescantia, you can clip the branches at their terminus. With other hanging plants like pea plants, you'll see small roots growing from the stem. In that case, cut a section below the root. There are many hanging plants that have wispy, hanging tendrils. To end up with a beautiful, full plant, take multiple cuttings from the parent plant. Each loose cutting usually remains wispy and with few exceptions will not branch out. Clipping or snipping off the cuttings is done with sharp, clean knife or secateur. That prevents injury to the parent plant. Remove the bottom leaves from the cutting, leaving the stem bare. These can be rooted in water or in the ground. We recommend having the cuttings grow roots in water at first, for about two weeks. Then the cutting will have stronger roots and be able to make better contact with the soil. Always make sure the leaves don't touch the water. Otherwise, they may rot. The cutting can be put into the soil after two or three weeks. Keep the soil slightly moist during the initial period. Once you can see that the plant is growing, let the soil become somewhat dry.
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