Surprising and calming, green and flowering hanging plants create unusual effects at heights where you wouldn’t expect to find greenery and flowers. This is why they’re in the spotlight and becoming more popular than ever!
You must of heard how good having plants around you is, but sometime finding a space for them can be a challenge, especially if you have smaller homes.
So hanging plants is the perfect answer, some of us may remember how popular this was in the 70's however it now the height of fashion so is it time you took another look at hanging plants?
Hanging plants and their story
The eye-catching feature of flowering hanging plants is obviously the flowers, which lend an air of mystery to these houseplants. However the selection of non flowering hanging plants is great and they are so stunning the flowers really won't be missed! They're Ideal to use as a living flower curtain or flowering room divider, the surprising appearance of this range is a good match with your home with unusual shapes, textures and colours a whole selection of very trendy plants.
Choice of Hanging plants
Green and flowering hanging plants are available all year round. The most notable are Cissus, Columnea, Ceropegie woodii, Tradescantia, Rhipsalis, Asparagus, Aeschynanthus, Codonanthe, Hoya and Tillandsia.
What to look for when Hanging plants
Check the pot size, the length of the tendrils and the plant’s shape and thickness and whether the plant is nice and full. For flowering hanging plants the stage of ripeness, the bud distribution and the number of potential flowering buds and flowers are also important. Also check the leaf distribution and the shape of the plant.
Do also take a close look to ensure they are free from creepy crawlies, different species of green and flowering hanging plants are affected by different pests and diseases. Look particularly for infestation with scale insects, brown scale or mealybugs. These foliage plants can also be affected by red spider mite.
Green and flowering hanging plants must be free of brown spots on the leaves, often caused by leaving the soil standing in water for too long. There can also be limescale marks or water residue on the leaf, which detracts from the decorative All of these issues are experienced by all plants (not just hanging ones!) Your local professional florist that sells plants will be vigilant to avoid any problems, but you'll need to look very carefully if you buy plants from other places where both the sellers and those that take care of the plants have little knowledge and skill on how to best care for them!
Green and flowering hanging plants with thick fleshy leaves need proportionally less water thanks to their succulent properties.
Other species need some water every couple of days because the leaves are thinner and more fragile.
Most flowering hanging plants require a warm, light spot, but prefer not to hang in bright sunlight. As a rule of thumb, the more flowers there are on the plant, the greater the need for light, and the lighter/more variegated the leaves the greater the need for light as well.
Water the plants regularly with water which is not too cold. The soil should not be allowed to dry out, but nor should there be excess water. Spray the leaves of hanging plants with leaves regularly - don’t spray the flowers.
Some plant food once every 2 to 4 weeks is a good idea to keep the plant looking good for a long time. Remove exhausted flowers and old leaves, and cut the tendrils back when they get too long. Flowering hanging plants are purely for decoration and not for consumption.
Again this information is on the whole good for all plants.
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