Hanging plant ideas: from indoors to outdoors

Keeping you in suspension, with hanging plants!

Ah, the hanging plant. Defier amongst ground-dwellers and challenger of new heights. This plant demands attention as the green acrobatic starlet of your home. But don’t let that intimidate you. To take on this chic look, we’ve gathered some fun ideas to use both indoors and outdoors, as well as an unconventional gardening technique you won’t believe. Get ready to move upwards with this handy guide to showcasing your favourite plants.

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The Garden Show this year has a myriad of beautiful examples of hanging plants

Suspend your doubts (and hanging plants)

When one thinks of a hanging plant, they envision an idyllic garden with hanging flowering baskets or a complex rigging system. While these are great examples, there are so many more possibilities to the world of the hanging vegetation. To get you started on the basic necessities for an outdoor hanging basket, explore our guide. If you want to know how to take your love for the outdoors inside, we have trendy tips for living room decor. Without further ado, it’s time to take your plants to the next level.

Channel gardening genius with your hanging plants

Bringing plants into the home provides many benefits. Your home gains a natural air filtration system, a calming atmosphere and gorgeous green décor. Plus, you get to enjoy the presence of plants, even in a confined space, when you identify the ideal place. Providing your hanging plant with a suspended display doesn’t have to be a complicated rigging system.

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Hanging pothos and philodendron varieties is an easy way to introduce low-maintenance greenery in the home

Indoors

We have some wonderful ready-made products you can use to hang your plants, like our terracotta bowl and hook which comes in six different colours. Simple areas to hook on to include shower rails for a fun bathroom jungle feel, sconces, or use a simple bracket you can affix to the wall. For more of a hands-on project that the kids can enjoy, explore how to make a macrame pot holder.

Go natural

Other crafty ideas include using natural materials. Think of using a folded palm frond to cradle your plant into place, or half of a coconut shell for a sturdy organic bowl, or even the most recent addition to the plant display world, the very trendy moss ball.

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A simply suspended indoor plant can have such an impact in an indoor or outdoor space.

Fun and fabulous ideas

Take your ideas of all things décor and add a plant twist. Attach your potted plant fixture to a wall and hang a frame around it, presenting your glamourous greens to your guests. Suspend your plant to the middle of your ceiling in a large wire basket and let the tendrils cascade down in a classy green chandelier. Create green entryways by having your trailing plant drape over your archways. So many ideas, so much to try.

Drill-free ideas

For those who rent their homes and don’t want to drill holes, we have hacks for you. For hole-free solutions, use a clothes rack to hang both your plant baskets and drape trailing plants to create a garden-inspired room divider. Use book cabinets as both display spaces and a medium to create vertical green walls. For those wanting more of a traditional plant display, pedestals present an understated yet iconic addition to any space. Stools serve as a great upcycled option, as well as using cinder blocks and lumber planks to create easy low-lying shelves.

Outdoors

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Hanging baskets are fabulous for introducing flowing, lavish colour

While vertical outdoor gardens are a fast-growing favourite, hanging plants are also on the rise. Use your exterior walls as a canvas to feature your collection of potted plants. Attach a set of bed slats to the wall, place your plants in pails and use hooks to suspend from the wall on varying slats. You can customise your display to create patterns or a grid.

An idea to spark creativity in any gardener — upside-down planters. This concept utilises an inverted gardening system, one which comes with its own set of benefits. Planting gets turned on its head when you apply it to your veggies and vines. It works best with smaller and lighter plants as you will need to consider its weight distribution and additional watering. This system provides a solution for small gardens by freeing up ground space, does not require staking or support cages for plants that traditionally need a support structure and also eliminates a good deal of pests and disease. Crazy yet creative enough to work? Yes, we think so too.

We hope you got the hang of it

May you enjoy your projects ahead utilising these hanging plant ideas. For more inspiration and advice, explore our blog or visit our store to speak to one of our gardening experts.

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