Plant Hangers 101

Plant Hangers 101

Need the perfect statement piece? need more room for indoor plants? Surround yourself with nature by exploring plant hangers! This guide includes tips on materials, design & safety precautions when hanging indoor plants above pet and child height.
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Written by Kealey Bacic

Plant Hangers 101

Plant hangers are a fantastic way to add greenery and personality to any indoor or outdoor space. Not only do they save valuable floor space, but they also create a unique, eye-catching focal point in any room. In this article, we'll explore everything you need to know about plant hangers, including their benefits, types, and how to choose the perfect one for your needs.

Benefits of Plant Hangers -
If you're looking for a way to liven up your space, plant hangers are a great place to start. Not only do they add a splash of colour to your décor, but they also offer several benefits for both you and your plants. For example, hanging plants from curtain rods, the ceiling or walls, will free up valuable floor space, which is perfect for smaller homes or apartments. Additionally, by elevating your plants, you protect them from pets and children who may be prone to knocking them over or nibbling on them.
Having plants in your home and work space has been proven to have a multitude of benefits, hanging plants can allow you to add plants in smaller spaces and help purify the air and reduce stress levels, creating a healthier and more relaxing environment.

A velvet purple plant with red flowers (Columnea gloriosa) trails down from a grey terracotta pot hanging in a gold sun shaped recycled steel plant hanger, a green plant is in the bottom right corner.

Types of Plant Hangers -
There are several different types of plant hangers available, each with its own unique benefits and style. Some of the most popular options include macramé plant hangers, wooden plant hangers, and metal plant hangers.
Macramé plant hangers are a trendy and popular choice that adds a bohemian and whimsical touch to any room. These hangers are made of natural materials, like cotton or jute, and feature intricate knotting and weaving techniques that are both beautiful and functional. 
Wooden plant hangers are another popular choice, offering a natural and rustic look that can complement a wide variety of décor styles. These hangers are often made from sustainable materials, such as bamboo or reclaimed wood, and can be hung using hooks or rope. 
Metal plant hangers are a durable and long-lasting option that adds a sleek and modern touch to any space. These hangers are often made from recycled steel, stainless steel, brass, or copper and can be hung from the ceiling, from curtain rods or mounted on the wall. Iron Ivy Steel hangers are powder-coated with exterior grade colours to make them weather resistant. 

An extravagant plant hanger holding two plants, one large round fram with a lush green hoya vining around and a starburst shaped plant hanger inside the round frame holding a string of pearls plant.
A Philodendron brasil in a white ceramic plant pot in a bright pink macrame hanger against a white wall.

Choosing the Perfect Plant Hanger -
When it comes to choosing the perfect plant hanger, there are a few factors to consider. First, think about the size and weight of your plant. If you have a larger or heavier plant, you'll need a sturdier hanger that can support its weight. Additionally, consider the style and décor of your room. You'll want to choose a hanger that complements your existing design and adds to the overall aesthetic of the space. Are you looking for a statement piece or something minimal. Finally, consider the location of your plant. If you're hanging your plant outside, you'll need a hanger that is weather-resistant and can withstand the elements, natural fibres and timber may bleach in the sun or grow mould in moisture. If you're hanging your plant indoors, you may want to choose a hanger that can be easily moved or adjusted as needed, and make sure to consider how you will water the plant. Using a decorative pot without drainage holes is a great option for hanging pots as they don't drip and you can keep the plant in its nursery pot for easy repots or plant swaps. The decorative pots acts like a reservoir and holds water in the bottom so make sure to allow the plant to dry out enough before watering again. Self watering pots are also a great option as they keep the reservoir below the roots and don't drip excess water. 

Plant hangers are a fantastic way to add greenery and personality to any space, and there are plenty of different types and styles to choose from. By considering the size and weight of your plant, your existing décor, and the location of your plant, you can choose the perfect hanger to elevate your space and create a more relaxing and vibrant environment. So whether you're a seasoned plant parent or just starting out, hanging your plant pots is a great way to style your indoor plants or add some flair to your garden all the while utilising vertical space.

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