Hanging basket plants are a great way to add color, texture and life to your home. What’s more, they are easy to care for and can last for several years if you keep them well-watered.
What are the different types of hanging basket plants?
Hanging basket plants are a great way to add color to your home. They’re also easy to care for, so you don’t have to be a master gardener in order to keep them looking their best. If you’re thinking about adding some hanging baskets to your home, then read on!
Hanging basket plants can vary in size and shape. The most common types are:
- Cacti and succulents (like aloe)
- Vine-type flowers (like morning glory)
- Foliage plants (like begonia)
- Geraniums are a good choice for hanging basket plants. They are easy to care for and have beautiful flowers.
- If you want to start with geraniums, you should choose the following varieties:
- Geranium ‘Bressingham Beauty’ (has pink blooms)
- Geranium effusum ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ (has red blooms)
- Geranium ‘Sugar Baby’ (has white blooms)
Hanging Trailing Petunias
Trailing petunias are a good choice for hanging baskets because they are very colorful, easy to grow and care for, and have a long blooming period.
- They have small flowers that are usually pink or white in color with darker pink veins on each petal.
- The flowers grow on long stems that trail down from the hanging basket or container that you have planted them in.
Hanging Ivy Geraniums
Hanging ivy geraniums are a popular choice for hanging baskets. They’re beautiful and easy to grow, making them a great choice for both beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
Ivy geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum) have smooth, dark green leaves that are about 2 inches wide and 1 inch long. The flowers are small, but they come in shades of yellow, pink, red, orange and white—making it easy to find one that fits your color scheme!
The best time to plant ivy geraniums is in spring when the weather is still cool; however you can also plant them from seeds if you wait until fall. If you live in an area where temperatures drop below freezing during winter months (Zone 7 or colder), be sure to bring your plants indoors during those times so they don’t freeze outside of their pots!
Hanging Silver Spurflowers
Hanging Silver Spurflowers are a great choice for a hanging basket. They need full sun or partial shade and should be watered regularly. A balanced fertilizer will help the plants grow strong, but pruning can also help keep their shape neat and tidy.
Hanging Wax Begonias
While not every plant will be able to take the heat and humidity of a hanging basket, there are still plenty that can. Hanging begonias are among the most popular choices because they have pretty flowers and aren’t very picky about their environment.
Most people who grow hanging wax begonias know that these plants produce long vines that tend to get tangled up in other plants and structures in their pots. However, if you give these vines something to climb on, such as a trellis or another planter, they’ll be happier and easier to care for!
Care For Your Hanging Plants
Care For Your Hanging Plants
When you are caring for your hanging plants, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, make sure they get the right amount of sunlight. You want them to receive enough light without being in direct sunlight at all times. It is also important not to let them be exposed to wind or rain because this can cause damage and even death.
With hanging basket plants, it is important to know how to care for these special plants.
With hanging basket plants, it is important to know how to care for these special plants. These plants are often grown in small clay or plastic pots and hung from fences and railings, but they can also be placed on a patio or deck. Hanging basket plants require regular watering and fertilizing, as well as trimming and repotting every year. Newer varieties of hanging baskets are available that don’t need frequent repotting because they have been specifically bred to grow without excessive root growth.
Hanging baskets can be injured by frost damage so you should move them indoors when your area’s last frost date has passed and continue to move them inside anytime the temperature drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). The best way to protect your hanging basket houseplants during cold spells is with insulation like bubble wrap or Styrofoam sheets wrapped loosely around each pot until temperatures warm up again.
We hope this blog has been helpful to you in learning more about hanging basket plants. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below!