Trailing & Hanging Plants
Indoor hanging plants around the home is a fantastic way to take your houseplant game to the next level (literally), save on space and display trailing plants to their best advantage. Here at Bloombox Club UK, we think you should take advantage of every inch of potential plant growing capacity. That’s why we’ve got a fantastic selection of diverse and quirky hanging planters to suit every hook, rod or curtain rail. Size up your ceiling and raise your indoor jungle to new heights!
Hanging Plants FAQ
How To Hang Plants Indoors
There are plenty of options for hanging indoor plants. In fact, there are loads of clever ways to hang plants before you need to start making holes in the ceiling. Here are a few of our top suggestions for suspending greenery without getting the drill out.
- Lean an old wooden ladder against the wall and hang your small hanging plants from the rungs - instant instagrammable charm.
- Hang trailing indoor plants on existing rails, rods or hooks - think curtain rails, shower rails, coat hooks etc.
- Hang trailing indoor plants from your old-fashioned clothes pulley (as long as you have somewhere else to dry your laundry!).
- For lightweight hanging planters, use vertical planters that can be suctioned to the window
- Build an indoor trellis - okay, this one might take a bit of DIY, but indoor wall planters are becoming super popular, providing plenty of space to hang up a whole jungle while freeing up your floor space for furniture.
- Use removable adhesive hooks for small hanging plants.
For even more inspiration and hanging plant ideas on how to arrange your hanging indoor plants, check out this blog post from our very own Green Room Blog.
What Are The Best Hanging House Plants?
The best hanging basket plants and trailing plants are those that appreciate having vertical space to flourish. We’ve created a collection of Bloombox Club UK favourites, perfect for adding some trailing charm to any interior. Although artificial hanging indoor plants are increasingly popular, we think there’s nothing like watching the real thing start to grow organically. Here are a few of our favourite trailing plants for hanging baskets:
String of Hearts
Graceful, delicate and easy to care for, this plant is characterised by cascading fast-growing stems covered with beautiful, trailing heart-shaped leaves. The string of hearts comes in a biodegradable coconut fibre bowl with a matching ready-to-hang rope basket, and looks fantastic indoors.
Easy-going, fast-growing and virtually unkillable (which we need during our cold UK winters), pothos plants trail artfully from any hanging basket or high surface, with glossy green leaves with bright splashes of yellow. Plus, it’s an efficient air purifier, helping to make your home a cleaner, healthier environment.
White Rabbits Foot Fern
For those who prefer something bolder, this unusual trailing fern makes a fantastic indoor centrepiece for a blank wall. With delicate fronds and unique furry rhizomes, hanging this fern will display it to its full advantage, allowing for a beautiful drapery effect.
String of Pearls
Want to add a touch of luxury to your home? Add some pearls! With its bead-like leaves, the string of pearls is a fine and delicate succulent that oozes class. From South-West Africa, this trailing plant loves light and warmth and its beautiful dangling tendrils are well worth this luxury treatment.
For even more quirky hanging basket plants and house plants of all shapes and sizes, check out the rest of our carefully chosen Hanging Basket Plants UK collection.
How To Take Care Of Hanging Plants?
One of the few challenges you might face in caring for your hovering hunnies is how to water them. Hanging basket plants can be tricky to reach, and if your planter or hanging basket has holes in it, then you may end up with a puddle on the carpet. Here are a few top tips for watering at altitude…
- Place your hanging planters in a pot within a pot - one planter and one completely sealed decorative hanging basket. This way, you can easily remove the plant, water it in the sink and leave it to drain for 15 minutes before returning it to the hanger.
- Attach a tray beneath your hanging trailing plant to catch any drips. With this method, you can water your plant in situ without fear of ruining the carpets. Make sure you choose a large enough drip tray to prevent spillages.
- Place your trailing plants in easy-reach locations. There’s no point in hanging plants if it will be too much effort to water them as they won’t last long. Make sure you hang your plants in places you can reach, with furniture you can step on, or with a step ladder close by.
Check out this handy guide for more tips on how to care for your hanging indoor plants.
How Much Light Does A Hanging Plant Need?
There isn’t really a one-size-fits-all light requirement for hanging plants. That’s because there are hanging plants that thrive with direct sunlight.
Hanging indoor plants, in particular, generally need just bright and indirect light. Hanging ivies, ferns, philodendrons, and air plants are great examples of plants that can thrive with bright, indirect light.
How Can I Hang A Plant From The Ceiling Without Studs?
All the hanging indoor plants in our UK collection come equipped with hangers so you can pop them in the ideal aerial location straight away. Simply choose a hook, rail, rod or magnet, make sure it’s strong enough to bear the weight of your plant pal, and you’re good to go. Plus, we have a gorgeous range of boho macrame hangers and contemporary hanging pots to get your decorative game on point!
What Is The Best Time Of Day To Water Hanging Baskets?
Generally, your hanging plants would love watering in the morning. It’s like serving them breakfast! A good watering in the morning means that they have enough moisture throughout the day. Plus, it’s likely that the morning is the driest time of the day. So, they’ll really need water during this time.