How to Hang a Potted Plant

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Hanging potted plants are a beautiful way to add life and color to any room. But there are several considerations when choosing which plant to hang and where to hang it. There are other practical considerations as well that will lead to a more enjoyable experience with a hanging potted plant.

  • Choose the space you want to use to hang the potted plant. This will largely determine what type of plant you can hang. The amount of light in the specific area will dictate the plant species that can survive there.

  • Pick the plant type. The amount of light should be considered as well as the aesthetic requirements you have for the plant. If you love flowers, choose one that blooms often. If you don't want to be bothered with culling dead flowers, choose a plant that doesn't flower. If you are mainly interested in a plant that is easy to care for, choose one that needs little water.

  • Look for a basket that will accommodate the size of the plant and allow for some growth. The plant can either be taken out of the pot and replanted in the basket, or a pot can be chosen that has a built-in hanger. If the pot is a heavy ceramic pot, it might be a better choice to replant the plant into a lighter basket.

  • Attach a hook to the ceiling or beam from which you want the plant to hang. The hook should generally be a metal one that screws into the ceiling or beam rather than a press-on hanger. This will allow it to hold more weight. If the hanging point is a flat surface, like a wall, a hanging arm will have to be added. These have two points that attach to the surface to keep the plant steady. The ends meet in a hanging hook for the plant. Choose one that will be far enough from the wall to accommodate the size of the plant.

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