Hanging baskets are traditionally used to create hanging displays of summer bedding plants outside. But when these displays are finished, why not bring the baskets indoors and plant them up with houseplants, for an alternative display?
We used a basket that can be used for both indoor and outdoor displays. To make your display stand out even more, shop around for hanging planters. There are some stunning hanging pots and planters out there – from angular, geodesic designs to hanging rope planters.
You Will Need
- Hanging basket or planter
- Potting compost
- Water-retaining granules
- Indoor plants of your choice, We used Tradescantia zebrina, variegated Plectranthus and Streptocarpus 'Polka-Dot Purple'
Fill the basket with peat-free potting compost and add water-retaining granules to improve water supply. Avoid heavy loam-based composts.
Choose plants with the same light and water requirements, and arrange them so that they appear balanced. Encourage foliage to spill over the sides. Odd numbers work well.
Soak thoroughly with tepid water and hang up for display in warmth but out of direct sunlight, and be sure to use a secure hook.