Hanging plants are a welcome addition to any room. When hanging indoor plant holders, consider the ceiling type, the plant weight, the type of care the plant requires and the amount of light the plant will receive. The ceiling must be sturdy enough to hold the weight of the plant that you intend to hang. The hook must anchor firmly in whatever ceiling type you have, and the location must provide the growing requirements for the plant that will hang there.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Ceiling hooks
- Plant holder
Study the growing conditions necessary for the type of plant that you want to hang. Locate the plant's light requirements.
Select a location that provides the proper conditions for the plant that you have chosen.
Choose a hook that works well in your location. The type of ceiling you have and the type of plant holder you plan to hang make a difference. For ceilings with rafters that are spaced equal distances apart providing no solid support, use the type of hook that has a butterfly anchor, which folds as you push it through a drilled hole and then opens to provide support once it is through. Where rafters can be located or for solid ceilings, a standard metal screw hook works best. Be sure that the hook is the right size to fit the hanging mechanism on the plant holder.
Pick a lightweight container for your plant. Ceramic or heavy clay pots add too much weight for most plant holders. Some lightweight plastic pots come with built-in hangers, so the pot is the holder. There are also macrame and yarn plant holders available and wire baskets that work well in spaces where dripping water is not a problem, such as patios and decks.
Follow the instructions given for the specific type of hook to secure the hook into the ceiling.
Hang a potted plant in a container with a built-in hanger from the hook and tug a little to be certain it will support the plant's weight. Hang a macrame plant holder from the hook, making certain it isn't tangled. Then gently slide the plant container into the centre of the macrame and ascertain that it is straight and no foliage is being crimped.
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