Do you have a bland and boring space and don’t know how to change it? Would you like to get out of the ordinary? If so, today you are in luck because we bring you a post dedicated to decorating gardens and interior rooms .
With our protagonists today you will not only fill a space that was previously boring with color, you will also get an area full of life and originality.
Stick with this: hanging plants .
Do you want to learn a little more about hanging plants? You just have to keep reading.
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What are hanging plants
Hanging plants are species that do not have an upright stem or, in other words, do not stand on their own . When they grow, they do so by climbing (climbing plants) or at ground level (creeping plants).
Climbers , as we have already detailed in a previous article , begin to develop on the ground and as they grow, they climb the surfaces . These surfaces (walls, walls, fences, etc.) are what act as “guides”.
And the creeping ones ?
Well, just as its name says, this type of vegetation covers the entire surface, forming a cover called a “vegetable carpet.”
Nowadays, there are indoor hanging plants and outdoor hanging plants , and they are generally planted in pots and baskets. They are mainly used to decorate a space and there are varieties as important as geraniums, phytonnia, ivy or pothos. Within the variety of hanging plants you can choose artificial hanging plants or natural hanging plants. For this last variety we will teach you how you should care for and grow them.
Generalities of its cultivation
Although the maintenance and cultivation of hanging plants varies depending on the species, there are some basic aspects that are common to all of them. What you should know about this type of vegetation is the following:
- They prefer to be located in an area where the environment is humid , although excess humidity can be fatal. Try to place them in a balanced area.
- They don’t tolerate the heat and I followed her . Both conditions harm the condition of the leaves. So they are cold-resistant outdoor hanging plants.
- They need to have moist soil, not waterlogged. Don’t go overboard with the risks.
- For good growth of leaves and stems, they need good air circulation (avoid strong drafts).
- When planting them, it is best to do so in a large container (pot or hanging basket), so they can grow more freely and you will avoid having to transplant them in the future.
The most used hanging plants in decoration
As we mentioned previously, there are indoor or outdoor hanging plants. All of them are perfect for decoration, however, there are varieties that are used much more than others.
Next, we will detail some of the hanging species most used in ornamentation. We will talk about its most important characteristics and the basic maintenance of each of them.
I’m sure that once you finish this article you will want a hanging plant in your house.
Most famous hanging plants
The plant that adapts to any environment
Pothos , known scientifically as Epipremnum aureum , is an indoor climbing plant widely used in decoration. It is a resistant species, it sprouts very easily and adapts to any environment.
It can reach 20 meters in height, but if grown indoors, it is normal to let it grow up to 2 meters in height . It has stems up to 4 cm in diameter and climbs using aerial roots that attach to the surface.
Its leaves are evergreen, alternate and heart-shaped when young (pinnate when mature). Its foliage can be green, yellow and white.
And its cultivation?
Pothos loves sunlight (as long as it is indirect), temperatures between 17⁰C and 30⁰C and liquid fertilizer during spring. It should be watered when the soil is dry. This type of houseplant is an indoor hanging plant that needs low light.