"Just Hanging Around"
If you don't have the space for houseplants then think again. Hanging houseplants are not only stylish but create healthy air and thus a healthier environment for you.
Choosing the right hanging houseplant depends on a few factors such as light, heat, and desired size. If you have a rather dark area then the old fashion pothos works great.
English Ivy could work but keep in mind that ivies tend to get spider mites indoors so a routine insecticide spray would need to be done.
Botanica Garden's Chris Olsen loves the hoya plant as well. Depending on the variety, you can have a green leaf one or a variegated variety.
For sunny locations that are hot, a hanging succulent plant will suffice. Remember that hanging plants usually need more water so what for that as well.
"Double the Visual Pleasure with a Double Plant Hanger on a Pulley"
Houseplants are coming back in style. Multiple plants all over a room are becoming more and more popular. Hanging plants from the ceiling is a good way to add more plants without taking up floor or table space.
By adding a simple pulley, you can add two plants to one hanger. This a fantastic easy way to add some greenery and style all at the same time.
What you need:
- Rope, jute or cord
- Pot with plant
- Hook to hang by
What you do:
This project could be done with many different variations and levels of complexity. This will be a very simple version.
- Cut eight pieces of cord eight to ten feet long.
- With all the cords together, measuring from one end, tie all cords together using an overhand knot about 3 1/2-4 feet from the end.
- Take two cords and tie an overhand knot about two feet down from the first knot. Repeat with the remaining six cords. You should have four groups of two.
- Take one cord from one pair and another from another pair and tie another knot about four inches down from the first set. Repeat with remaining cords.
- Repeat one last time about 3 inches from the last ones.
- Gather all the cords and tie a knot about two inches down from the last set.
- Starting at the first knot, measure towards the other end about 2 feet or so and tie another knot.
- Repeat all the steps fro the end you already did.
- Put your double hanger on your pulley.
- Hang your pulley.
- Put your pots with plants in your hangers.
- Adjust your hangers so that one hangs lower than the other.
- Stand back and admire your work.