Why are hanging plant pots so popular right now?
Modern home decor trends are all about making the best out of the floor-space you have. Hanging plant pots embody this mindset perfectly. You can put them anywhere – living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms – with no fuss and with very little effort required.
Best of all, with the wide varieties of hanging plant pots available, you’re sure to fit something that lines up nicely with your aesthetic or personal style. From modern and metal wall planters to wooden and ceramic baskets, there’s a hanging pot for everyone’s taste.
If you’re not quite sure where to start, here are our personal recommendations:
Price: $8 AUD
Ideal plants: trailing plants such as ivy
If you’re looking for a cheap way to showcase hanging flowers and blooms, this coconut planter might be just the thing. It’s best reserved for tropical flowers that grow well in sunny places like the patio or balcony.
Price: $15 AUD
Ideal plants: already included
If you want a quick fix to include more greenery into your room, this basket of artificial ferns is just the thing. It’s a beautifully woven basket that offsets the gentle green foliage of the plant with a delicate and fragile elegance.
Price: $13 to 15 AUD
Ideal plants: herbs
This clean white herbal planter is perfect for keeping small herbs and spices. Hang them by a well-lit place, hook and unhook for watering and harvesting, and enjoy your very own homegrown spice rack every meal!
Price: depending on the piece
Ideal plants: potted plants and succulents
Macrame is the ideal material for hanging planters – you can design them in a variety of ways and they fit in with almost any colour scheme. These selections from Warp & Weft ranges from the bohemian to classical, covering a wide variety of styles and influences. Pricier than most, but definitely worth it!
Price: $11 to 12 AUD
Ideal plants: flowers and other blooming plants
These faux ceramic pots bring the best of utility and design in one hanging plant pot! Lightweight, self-draining, UV-resistant and easy to move; but best of all these pots are also recyclable.
Tips on DIYing your own hanging plant pots
If you’re a person who’s a little more hands-on with your gardening, that’s fine – you can just create hanging plant pots of your own! All you need is a container, an empty space, and an afternoon to get things set up. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- What your pot is like: it’s easy to stroll into your local Target and get a plant pot, just remember to account for the weight of the pot. If it’s too heavy, it might end up falling – too light, and it may get blown by wind or knocked over.
- Hooking mechanism: there are several methods of hooking your hanging pots. Some people use industrial-grade hooks to hammer them into the ceiling, while others drape them over the balcony or above their windows.
- Location: some plants thrive better in direct sunlight. Just make sure that the location you’re planning to place your hanging pot is conducive to your plant’s growth! Mounting self-watering pots can help a great deal.
Hang and grow
Hanging plant pots are a lovely addition to any home that’s in need of a little more nature. Whether you’re looking for an elegant way to showcase flowers or you’re just looking for a space-efficient spice rack, hanging plants can brighten your mood, and bring some much-needed life to an otherwise drab area.