In some houses especially smaller apartments, there is seldom any space left on the floors once you’ve moved in all your furniture. One of the things that can add some zest to any room is some green varieties. We are referring to plants. This is not something to be worried about, because amongst all the different types of plants out there, there are also those that can be hung in any part of your apartment.
The only thing you need to do once you’ve moved in is to choose the type of hanging plant you want and gain some knowledge into how to look after them so they can keep you company for a long time. This article discusses both of these aspects for your ease.
One of the best ways to brighten up your living space is by bringing nature inside. As many interior decorators would agree, when there isn’t any space on the ground, look up. These can be hung from ceilings, shelves, and even poles. The idea is to find the right one with the right hanging pot and your set for life. Let’s take a look at some of your options for turning any home into a trailing garden, below.
Peperomia Quadrangularis or Angulata
This species has a trailing stream of veined leaves that can hand down from any pot and can grow to up to one meter in length. With the right soils and temperatures, it will thrive.
It is important to know that the majority of these and the other hanging varieties, come from warm climates, so make sure to put them in a warm or humid room, in indirect sunlight. You can water it occasionally and their leaves, which stay compact and do not fall, resemble a leathery texture.
A very common trailing plant you would often find indoors is the English Ivy. These prefer moderate sunlight and can be placed near a window, away from direct draft. If this is not a possibility they can also be placed in a slightly shadier environment. In-between watering, you need to let their soil dry completely before you wet it again.
They have a lovely shape of their leaves and thin stringy stalk which can get covered with its flower-like leaves throughout most seasons. These can also be propagated using the right skills and tools, as explained in this online source.
Senecio Rowleyanus or String of Beads
In the succulent category, there are also some plants that you can choose from and this is one of them. These are also known as ‘strong of beads’ and many people adorn these as they not only look beautiful coming down from your ceiling but they are also an easy one to keep, even for those who have never had a plant of their own, in their lives.
It originates from parts of Africa and as such likes a similar kind of weather. Keeping them in dry environments is key here and they can withstand drought as well, as they are part of the succulent varieties that are not demanding. You should not mist or spray these plants, however. The soil must also be completely dry before you water it again.
Make sure you keep these high up on your ceiling or a high shelf, away from any children or pets, as there may be a tendency of thinking it is food and eating them, if this is the case it can give them an upset stomach. Some indoor varieties are safe for pets, as mentioned in this online article here: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/interiors/g23595976/house-plants-safe-pets/
String of Hearts
Similarly, to the string of beads above, there are also the string of hearts, which are even prettier in real life. As the name suggests their leaves look like small hearts and again are also a very popular one to have around the home, to add some beauty to any room.
These can also be tolerant to drought but not entirely so do need some occasional watering. You can place them in any small space and they will survive. Their pink-colored stems and silver leaves have been known to get up to 4 meters in length so make sure you hang it as high as possible to see its trailing wonder in action.
Another easy one to grow that can also be hung in the Tradescantia and does not need that much attention. If it is positioned in a brightly lit room but away from the sun it can flourish. During the summer months, it will need regular watering, but make sure to check the soil before you do this.
By placing your finger inside the soil, you can tell if the first top inch is dry or wet. If it is dry you can water it, and if not, leave it for a couple of more days. The majority of these are available from an affordable plant shop and with it, you can also get some caring instructions.
The best way to go about it is to order them online and get them delivered to your home, so they don’t break during the transition. Plant stores know how to package them so they are kept safe. All you need to do then is to choose the right pot for it and once you’ve got your hook ready, you can hang it up and admire your work.