How many of you are interested in an automatic hanging plant watering system, and if so that is what we are going to learn about today? My first thought when seeing this was I bet my readers would love to know about this, I am always keeping my eye open for houseplant tips and tricks to share with you.
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Best Houseplant Hanging Baskets
Are you wishing to add hanging baskets indoors as home decor, I have been considering this myself? I thought since I am interested in this, you might also be? The first thing we must do is find out our best choices, so that is what I am going to share with you.
- English Ivy
- Boston Fern
- Spider Plants
- Prayer Plant
- Bird Nest Fern
- Christmas Cactus
- Chenille Plant
- Burro’s Tail
- Maidenhair Fern
- Grape Ivy
- Arrowhead Plant
- String of Nickles
- String of Pearls
- Lipstick Vine
- Black Pepper Vine
- Baby’s Tears
- Devils Ivy
- Heartleaf Philodendron
- Goldfish Plant
- Queen’s Tears
- Pitcher Plant
We now have a good variety of plants to consider, I am sure you can find at least a few of these that would be perfect hanging in your home? If this list is helpful, please share it with your family and friends, you can be of great assistance to more people reading this article. I thank you for visiting my website, and I am more than happy to provide you the best information I can find.
Indoor Hanging Basket Guide
I am going to walk you through the steps in this guide, you will want to read this carefully. You might learn some tricks and tips that you were not aware of, let us start learning from my step-by-step guide.
- Select your hanging basket
- Pre-planting preparation
- Potting mix
- Selecting your plants
- Hanging Tips
- Choosing the right spot
- Watering Tips
I am going to take you through each step one at a time, remember if you have any questions just leave them in the comments and I will get back to you. I will do my best to provide you easy to understand instructions, but if anything is not clear to you contact me through my comments.
Hanging Basket Types
As you can see by my image above there are many types of hanging baskets, I just bought several of these woven types for my own home. You will be surprised how light they are filled with potting soil and your plant, but this is only one of many choices you have?
- Galvanized Wire
- Ceramic Planter Wire Hanger
- Mesh is Very Popular for Home Decor
- Woven Baskets Also Popular Home Decoration Choices
- Plastic Pots with Metal Hanger
- Metal Hanging Basket
- Wall Planters
You can find all types to choose from, I like my baskets for their lightweight. I don’t have mine hanging at this time, They are sitting on plant stands until I learn my best options to hang them in my home? That is what motivated me to write this article as I am learning what I need to know, so together we are finding our best options?
The next step will be how to prepare our basket before adding our potting mix, I never realized there was anything we needed to do before adding the potting soil? How about you, so is this something new to you as well?
- Lining the basket is our next step, and this keeps the potting mix in place.
- It also reduces our need to water as often
- Sphagnum moss is our best choice for doing this step
- Providing holes in the Sphagnum moss lining is recommended we do
That completes this step, I bet we are ready to add our potting mix next? I wonder what is our best to use for the best results? Maybe we will find that out in the next step?
Potting Mix Selection
We will need a high-quality and well-draining mix, so let us see what choices we have in the way of the best ones on the market today?
- FoxFarm Ocean Forest is rated as the number one choice, you will find this is a well-balanced potting mix with several types of fertilizers that are long-lasting. That means we don’t need to worry about fertilizing our plants for quite some time, so this is what the expert gardeners recommend as being the very best.
- Espoma AP 2 is number two on the list, and this one also is completely organic.
- Black Gold All Organic is certified organic, you will experience moisture retention by using this one
- Miracle-Gro Premium is my choice out of all of these, I find it is reasonably priced and widely available. Guarantee good results or your money back, so now we have a list of the best potting mixes to choose from.
I would go with one of these since garden experts are so high on these brands, and I know from my own experience with houseplants in floor planters Miracle-Gro Premium has always done well for my plants. You might want to experiment with these brands to find the one you like the best, as for me, I am sticking with the brand I have been using for years.
Even though I have provided you a list of the best plants for hanging baskets, let us see what the garden experts recommend? We might even find some that were not mentioned on the list, so let us see what they have to say?
- Baby’s Breath
I am familiar with all of these except for the Hoya plant, so are you familiar with this plant? You know I never thought of using these in a hanging basket, I have been given some new plants to consider. Did you ever grow any of these indoors in baskets, if you wish to share I would love to know how they did for you?
Time To Hang Our Plant
Once you have completed all the steps above, you are ready to add your potting mix and your plants. Now we have to figure out how to hang our beautiful basket indoors, I have never done this myself so this is brand new to me.
- A steady stepladder is a must-have tool
- You will want to be sure you have very strong hooks
- Setting the basket up will depend on your home, so everyone will need to do this a little different
- Be sure you have solid wood to hang your basket from, you might not realize just how heavy it will become with potting mix, flowers, and water.
I am disappointed I could not find any articles explaining step-by-step on hanging our basket, so I do apologize for lacking better information on this step. You can purchase all types of hardware to hang your basket, you will need to consider your home construction, and if you rent you might be wise to consult with your landlord first?
Best Spot For Your Basket
If you already have been growing plants indoors, you know the place with the proper light is an important step, I always check my plant’s requirements before purchasing them. I am lucky my new apartment has a large balcony window, so that is where my plants are at. Sometimes I need to move a new plant around until I find the best spot, you don’t want to be afraid to move them until you find where they do the best.
- Shade Plants
These are what you usually find for a plant’s light requirements, sometimes you can get away with not the exact lighting conditions. You will need to watch your plants carefully until you find the right spot, I would experiment in spots you are thinking of hanging your plant before hanging it.
You can sometimes get away without the perfect lighting conditions, but when it comes to watering you really need to take very good care of your plants. Every plant will not need a drink at the same time, I was having a terrible time when I started out understanding when to water them? How I solved this problem was with a moisture meter for plants, you never need to guess if your houseplant needs water again.
- Watering can
- Plastic gallon jug
- Automatic water systems
I just recently realized there are watering systems for hanging baskets, so this was something I really wanted to talk to you about as well. Let us finish up this article by me telling you about these, and you can decide if this is something you might want to consider?
About Automatic Watering Systems
Before we look at the different types of water systems, I have some homemade fertilizer recipes if you are interested. You will find these are easy and simple to prepare, so if you want to check them out use the link above to go directly to the article.
- Drip Irrigation Bag
- 20 Plant Water System Kit
- Flex Mist
- The Plant Booster
- WiFi Watering Device
- Water System with Electronic Timer
- Retractable Hanger Hooks
- Misting Cooling Kit
These are some types that are available, you will want to check each type out on your own. Everyone prefers different systems, so now you at least know some of the most popular ones to consider? This concludes this article on hanging baskets and watering systems, I do hope you found this worth your time? Please come back again for more tips and tricks on houseplants.