There are numerous ways we can grow plants in our home!
It can be in the form of a vertical garden, placing them on shelves to create a beautiful display or even growing them in a terrarium.
But out of them all, the most creative and efficient way of doing it is hanging them!
Easy to clean, low maintenance and perfect if you’re short on space.
Apart from avoiding unwanted dirt and soil on your floor( which is an issue one faces while using conventional potted plants), hanging your plants also helps you introduce a variety of plants into compact spaces.
Various plants can be used to hang from your ceiling, but not all of them create a fresh and vibrant feel.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help you select the perfect plants to hang in your dream balcony! In addition to that, we will also introduce you to various hanging methods that you can quickly implement.
Arrowhead Plants: Syngonium podophyllum is also known as Arrowhead plants or five fingers because of their uniquely shaped leaves. This plant grows into a long vine over time, so there is no need to prune or trim the leaves. This beautiful plant is available in green, pink and burgundy, giving you a variety of choice to choose from! They grow very well in humid areas, and can also be grown in the shade, so hanging them in your balcony or indoors won’t be an issue. Arrowhead plants like humid conditions so can be grown in the shady area of the balcony, you can also grow this plant inside of your house. A medium-sized container is preferred to suspend this plant. It is also recommended to hang them at a height because the long vines tend to grow downwards.
Petunia: Bright, beautiful and a plant that represents youthfulness, Petunias are a summer staple. This popular flowering plant is ideal for pepping up your patio with flowers and fill your home with fragrance. The cascading Grandiflora petunias work well for hanging baskets, offering large flowers that span from three to four inches.
Combine one-part soil mix to one-part loam-based potting soil in your hanging basket. Moisten the soil mixture and then line them with soil till you reach three inches below the rim. Press down the mixture gently to make it compact. Cut some slits in the hanging basket liner in an X shape three inches below the rim of the basket. Then go on to plant the seedling. Make sure you water the baskets regularly!
Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus): These plants are epiphytes in the wild, which means that they can latch onto other plants to grow. The shape of their leaves depends on the amount of sunlight they receive. More exposure will give their leaves a scrunched-up look, and less exposure will flatten out their leaves. The latter is usually better because overexposure turns them yellow. Since they originate from tropical rainforests, bird’s nest ferns also love humidity. This makes them another great plant to keep in humid parts of your home.
Grow these plants in wood or stone and then mount them on the wall for a unique plant display.
These flowers look adorable in a hanging basket. They are perfect if you are looking to hang them in your balcony garden.
Found in reds, pinks, yellows, purples, and whites, these summer blossoms are a great addition of colour to any living space. They require minimal care. All you need is to just place them in an area that receives moderate sunlight and keeps the soil moist at all times.
Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)
These hanging houseplants are succulents, they can tolerate drought, and they prefer lots of sunlight. Their thick and fleshy leaves allow them to retain water over time.
These hanging plants do best in both indoors and outdoors as long as they’re able to trail down without any obstruction. Keep these plants in a large hanging basket and accompany them with more colourful succulents.
Also known as the sun rose is a great plant variety to grow if you live in a hot and dry region. These tiny flowers come in a variety of colours and are super easy to maintain! All they need is direct sunlight and occasional watering to thrive.
Chenille Plant (Acalyphahispida)
Chenille plants grow quickly and can reach great lengths if taken care of properly. In its native habitat, this plant can grow as tall as 15 feet! However, this plant only grows up to 6 feet when produced domestically. Pruning them promotes better growth and is needed to keep them long and healthy. The plant’s fuzzy red flowers, which are actually a bunch of pistils clustered together, are usually a mixture of red and green giving you a pop of colour. Due to their widespread, hang these plants high in empty spaces.
These low- maintenance plants are ideal for any hanging basket. Found in an array of different colours, they can fit any kind of space with grace. All they need is moderate amounts of sunlight, deep watering and well-drained soil. They are very well-known for their ability to repel flies in the summer.
The golden pothos sports an elegant look thanks to its variegated golden-yellow leaves. Give your pothos a moderate amount of light to bring out its colours. This is one of the best indoor hanging plants. You can keep in your bedroom as well as in your balcony since they purify airborne toxins, giving you fresher air and better sleep.
These waxy blooms add an exciting aspect to your garden. These annuals give many blooms in their lifetime, as long as proper care is provided. Make sure the soil remains moist, but not wet; this is an integral part of their care. Place them in a sunny spot to get the best bloom.
English Ivy is a common plant. You’ll find them covering stones or brick walls on building exteriors. You can duplicate the same effect in your home to create a beautiful ivy wall. For a more contained look, you can let the leaves dangle loosely from a hanging basket. These showy indoor plants are best for creating a professional-looking garden. English ivy is also best for rooms with lots of space since they grow very long. Keep the basket in an area that provides er space to give their long vines room to grow.
String of Pearls:
The string of pearls is a trendy plant with a distinctive look. Their plump round beads are filled with water to help them survive prolonged periods of drought. This plant’s sprawling nature is perfect for homes with high ceiling and lots of vertical space. If you take proper care of the plant, you can get your string of pearls plant to bloom white flowers.