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Top 10 Plants For Hanging Basket to Decorate Your Home

Top 10 Plants For Hanging Basket to Decorate Your Home

Everyone loves to decorate their homes with a touch of greenery. In Urban areas, where gardening space can be a constraint, hanging baskets hold a significant advantage. Used indoors or outdoors, hanging plants has an old world charm to it.

Add these plants to your balconies or patio to uplift the mood of the space. However, it is important to keep some tips in mind before you plant them in your homes. Below is the list Top 10 Plants For Hanging Basket that you can use to hang and brighten up your surrounding.

1. Asparagus Meyeri Plant

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Asparagus Meyeri is from a relative family of lilies, just like tulips, and daylilies. It is easy to manage this indoor plant. The plant is feathery, has light foliage, and is quite attractive when hanging indoors.

This plant blooms in summer. Asparagus Meyeri grows fast when placed outdoors in a warm and humid climate.

Tips to Grow: 

  • Keep them in the shade and away from direct sunlight.
  • Water the plant regularly and keep the soil from drying out completely.
  • When the plant becomes mature, it develops sharp spines on the branches. Hence, wear gloves while you are trimming the leaves.
  • Asparagus Meyeri can go up to 2 years without repotting.
  • Feed water soluble all purpose plant food every month to this plant.

2. Chlorophytum or Spider Plant

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Spider plants are also known as aeroplane plants or ribbon plants. They are the easiest ones to care for in hanging plants. They can easily adjust in any condition and are very long-lasting as compared to other indoor hanging plants. Suspend these from a high ceiling in hanging baskets to enjoy its sheer beauty.

These plants are available in many varieties - the common ones are:

  • Vittatum - It has green foliage with a single off-white stripe down the centre of leaves.
  • Variegatum - It has an off-white stripe running along the edge of the leaves.
  • Solid green varieties.

Tips to Grow:

  • Spider plants like even moisture; not too dry or too wet.
  • Grow them in a soil-based, well-draining pot.
  • Direct sunlight will burn out their leaves. Hence plant them in moderate, indirect sunlight.
  • Spider plants need repotting every year.
  • Water these plants occasionally during the initial growth phase and moderately after a year when they are mature.
  • In spring and summer, fertilise them twice a month.
  • To remove the brown discs that appear on the end of the leaves, use your fingernails to scrape them off.

3. Money Plant Golden

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Money plants are also known as Golden Pothos, Scindapus Golden, Ivy Arum, Silver Vine, and Taro Vine. This is a common indoor plant in temperate, tropical, and subtropical regions. There are five leaves in each branch, and they are known to represent the five elements of nature.

Money plants look beautiful when suspended in hanging baskets in balconies or dining areas. .

Tips to Grow:

  • Money plants need well-drained soil.
  • It grows well in direct sunlight and also indoor light.
  • Fertilise it once in a month and only during the evening - as the leaves may burn in the daylight.
  • Avoid fertilisers during the winter season.

4. Aptenia Plant

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Aptenia is very common among the individuals who love to be around plants but are too busy with their work to look after them. These plants are known for their low-maintenance nature.

The leaves like space so they can grow freely. As its leaves hang downwards, Aptenia makes for a perfect hanging plant for your living rooms.

Tips to Grow:

  • Water the plant only when the soil is completely dry.
  • Aptenia is a succulent - hence it will rot if over-watered.
  • Feed it fertiliser once in 2 months.
  • They can survive in partial shade and direct sunlight.

5. Portulaca Oleracea or 10 O Clock Plant

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Portulaca Oleracea belongs to the Purslane plant family. It is a summer plant. Centuries ago it was grown as a source of food, and even today, we use it in soups and salads. This plant is the wildest variety and produces tiny yellow flowers, which can be a serious weed threat to most farmers.

It helps to lower the blood pressure and cholesterol level because of its omega-3 fatty acids. They have different types of tastes - some say it tastes like a lemon while some say it tastes like spinach. Place them in hanging baskets and make Portulaca Oleracea a part of your kitchen garden.

Tips to Grow:

  • Portulaca Oleracea can tolerate many kinds of soil but prefer sandy, well-drained soil.
  • They grow well in ample sunlight.
  • They can retain water easily; hence regular watering is not important.
  • They spread very easily and can grow in areas where even the seeds are not planted.
  • Do not cover the seed as they will need sunlight for the growth.

6. Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta Plant

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Rhoeo Spathacea Compacta is commonly known as Oyster Plant or Moses-in-a-Boat.

At the axis of the leaves, they produce small white flowers surrounded with two purple bracts, making it look like a miniature boat, hence the name Moses-in-a-Boat.

It has tough, waxy, dark green leaves that are purple underneath. It can also be used as ground cover. These look extremely pretty in hanging baskets and can add a pop of colour to any dull space.

Tips to Grow:

  • Plant them in well-drained soil.
  • Water them once a week. Soil must be dry before watering.
  • Always sterilise the cutting tools before and between cuts to prevent the spread of plant diseases.

7. Purple Queen Plant

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Tradescantia Pallida, commonly known as wandering Jew, purple secretia, purple-heart, and purple queen, is a species of spiderwort. The fleshy leaves are covered with pale hair and form a sheath around the stem. The stems are quite fragile and break off easily if brushed or kicked too hard.

This delicate plant looks best when hanging in a basket. As they are fragile in nature, it is best to keep these out of reach from children and pets.

Tips to Grow

  • Grow them in full sun for best colour development.
  • Plants that grow in the shade are more green than purple.
  • Fertilise monthly when actively growing.
  • Reduce watering during the winter.

8. Grape Ivy Plant

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Grape ivy, or Cissus rhombifolia, is a member of the grape family. This plant is very easy to grow and adds a touch of the tropics to any space. Hang them by the window in hanging baskets to create a picture-perfect backdrop.

Tips to Grow:

  • Medium to bright light is just right for grape ivy.
  • It grows well in average household temperatures and humidity.
  • Dry out the soil between the watering period.
  • For faster growth, you can fertilise it in the summer.

9. Heart-Leaf Philodendron Plant

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Heart-Leaf Philodendron or Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium is known for its heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines. It is one of the perfect easy to grow indoor hanging plants, as they are very helpful in eliminating the harmful gases. Add a touch of greenery to any place with these plants in a hanging basket.

Tips to Grow:

  • They grow best in medium indirect light.
  • Water them every 1-2 weeks.
  • Let the soil dry out between waterings.
  • Moist atmosphere will help faster growth.
  • They thrive well in room temperature.

10. Jade Plant

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The Jade plant, known as Elephant bush or Portulacaria afra, is one of the easy to grow and manage indoor hanging plants. They have thick, woody stems and oval-shaped leaves.

Jade plants have a miniature tree-like appearance that makes them very appealing for use as a decorative houseplant. Use this hanging plant if you are a busy bee and need a low maintenance plant.

Tips to Grow:

  • Grow them in very bright light indoors.
  • Water them only when the soil is dry.
  • Feed them plant food after every one month while watering them
  • Cut off dead or shrivelled branches.

Were you looking for hanging plant ideas to maximise your space usage? Now you know which plant will suit the best for your space. Have a look at the collection of the best hanging plants with hanging baskets for your home only at Check them out right now!

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amudha rajagopal - May 27, 2021

Please don’t buy plants they deliver is in bad shape waste of money

Sweta - May 27, 2021

Good information,
I want to buy few plants

k sethuramasubramanian - May 27, 2021

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