9 Best Hanging Planters For Indoors & Outdoors 2021

While any small to medium-sized plant is eligible to be hung up, Camilleri, Kaplan, and Horst agree that ones with trailing foliage tend to look best.

Plants with an upright growth habit will eventually run out of room to grow, unlike trailing plants that cascade down towards the ground and create a beautiful shape as they do.

“Vining plants that clamber upwards and require staking for support are also generally unsuitable for hanging planters,” Camilleri and Kaplan add.

Some of Horst’s favorite plants to hang include the Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum), Lipstick Vine (Aeschynanthus), String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii), and most species of hoyas.

Camilleri and Kaplan are partial to low-maintenance Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) and Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus).

Giving your hanging trailing plants a trim every once in a while will keep their foliage looking full, and you can also propagate your clippings afterward.

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