Hanging baskets are simply the baskets which are suspended in air by the means of support (rope, steel) in which different types of small flowers and plants are grown.
Hanging baskets are very beautifully decorated. They make home garden aesthetically attractive and beautiful.
You can choose what flowers goes into the hanging baskets and it gives you mental pleasure and satisfaction.
Hanging baskets are of different shapes, size, colour and different kinds of plants are grown in them.
In this blog we have provided full information on “Hanging baskets-Types and plants to grow in them.”
Types Of Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are of different types. They are made up of different materials. These different types of hanging baskets has their own benefits.
1.Metal frame with coco-fiber liner
These are the most beautiful and prettiest Hanging baskets. They look so beautiful.
There is a metal frame inside which the thick layer of coco-fiber is has cover all the holes of metal frame.
1.Metal frame hanging basket with coco-fiber line
Once the flowers covers the baskets, the above metal frame gives crown looking view which is really great to see.
These types of hanging baskets requires more maintenance as coco-fibers doesn’t retain moisture for long time. Water just runs through coco-fiber as it is super porous.
Due to this reason, you have to water frequently especially on summer days.
If you don’t want to water frequently, then you can buy these types of baskets having large size.
Large sized baskets retain more moisture in comparision to small sized baskets.
Tip:- If you want to retain moisture for longer period of time in these types of baskets you can place a plastic sheet on its base.
2.Peat pot baskets
These types of hanging baskets are also good. The are attractive and light weighted.
|Peat pot hanging baskets|
The main benefit of these types of pot is that, these baskets fades into background and let the flower really shines even before the flowers start covering the pot which makes attractive view.
These types of pots are usually of brown colour and there is need of ropes to hang them.
3.Plastic Hanging Baskets
These hanging baskets are commonly available but they aren’t not so attractive to look.
If you want to use plastic hanging baskets, i recommend you to buy black or dark green coloured. This colour will gives good looks.
|Plastic hanging baskets|
Once the flower grows and spread, the pot will be covered fully. So, no need to worry about view.
Plastic pots are best at moisture retaining and they are inexpensive.
Soil Making For Hanging Baskets
For hanging baskets, we cannot use garden soil. There is use of potting mixture in hanging baskets.
Hanging baskets should not fully filled with potting mixtures. There should be small gap at top so that there will not be any mess during watering the flowers.
We should clean the container every-year. There should be the fresh start every year.
The potting mixture should be changed as the nutrients are alrady absorbed by flowers.
Note:- You can add slow releasing fertilizers in potting mixture that will continuously feed the plant. You can reapply these fertilizers in every 6-8 weeks.
Numbers Of Plants In Hanging Baskets
The number of plants or flowers to be grown inside the hanging baskets depends upon the size of the baskets and varieties of plants.
Some varities spread more and get large. Such varieties needs more space and thus the large hanging baskets.
If size of basket is large, you can plant more and if the size of basket is small you can plant less.
For (12-14) inch baskets = (3-5)plants
For (16-18) inch baskets = (5-7)plants
Types Of Plants To Grow
In matter of what to plant,it can be a little overwhelming because there us usually a lot
to choose especially if you are a beginner.
You can purchase different types of hanging baskets plant directly from market or from nursery.
Selection of good plants and flowers is very necessary cause it will give beautiful looks and fragrance after planting in basket.
In this blog, we have provided 5 best hanging basket plants that you can try.
So, Here is the list….
This plant has beautiful looks. It has leaves mixed with purple and greem colour.It is very common indoor plant.
This plant has variety in shape, size and colour.It is easy to grow.
2.Golden pothos OR Green pothos
This plant comes in variety of colours especially in green, yellow and golden colour.
It is also known as money plant. It is very easy to grow in hanging baskets.
3.Rhoeo or spiderwort
This is succulent herb with dense cluster of of colourful leaves.
This plant leaves has green colour at upper surface and violet colour at lower surface.
It is grown in hanging baskets for foliage beauty.
This is one of most beautiful plant which leaves looks like heart.
|Triangle heart plant|
It is also called as million hearts. All the leaves are dark green in colour.
5.chinese money plant
These are fleshy stems which have round waxy coin shaped leaves. It is originated from south west china.
|Chinese money Plant|
People believe that this plant brings fortune, money and abundance to those people who grow this plant in thier house.
Above mentioned plants are for foliage beauty. You can also plant beautiful flowers in your hanging basket.
Until now we have got information on hanging baskets-Types and plants to grow in them and now it is time to care plants.
Care And Management Of Hanging Baskets
After the installation of hanging baskets, it need to care and managed properly. Three things that are nees to give attention for hanging baskets are discussed below:-
Watering is very most important for the health of hanging baskets.
First need you need to care is, there should be drainge hole in the basket. You should give
special attention to drainge hole while buying hanging baskets.
If there is no drainage hole in baskets, then water get accumulated and root of plants may rot.
During summer, you should water the plant twice a day. In other days, you can water plant in alternate days.
One of the best method to irrigate the plant is by using drip system. This type of pipes and machine can be bought directly from market.
This give water to plant consistently.
The small sized baskets retains moisture for lesser time in comparison to large size baskets.
It is second most important task after watering.
The medium of hanging baskets cannot provide nutrient to plant for longer period of time.
To provide nutrient for longer period of time, you can add some slow releasing fertilizers. These slow-releasing fertilizers provides nutrient to plant for long time.
You should reapply these fertilizers in every (6-8) weeks.
You can buy these fertilizers directly from market.
You can also provide fertilizers to plant by dissolving fertilizer in irrigation water on regular basis.
If there is heavy rainfall, then fertilizers may drain out. So, you should fertilize plant after heavy rain.
The hanging baskets and plant should be maintain in regular basis.
We should remove deadheads and trimming should be done on weekly basis.We should clean the baskets.
There are some varieties of flowers like Geranium that do not need dead heading.
Some self-cleaning varities of flowers can be planted. Verities like Supertunias, Super Belle, Super Bina.
You donot need to touch them for cleaning and they continues on blooming.
Another method of maintenance of hanging baskets is tagging the plant. This will made the care and management of plants very easier and faster.
If the plants grows in excessive amount, you can do trimming to make them look clean and attractive.
In this way you can do hanging basket gardening. I recommend the readers to start doing garding from now.
It will give aesthetic pleasure and you can spend quality time doing gardening.
This is all about the hanging baskets-Types and plants to grow in them.
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- 1 Hanging Baskets
- 1.1 Types Of Hanging Baskets
- 1.2 Soil Making For Hanging Baskets
- 1.3 Numbers Of Plants In Hanging Baskets
- 1.4 Types Of Plants To Grow
- 1.5 Care And Management Of Hanging Baskets