Outdoor hanging plants: 12 species you can use to decorate your baskets

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Author: Adrián Medina Alarcón

Do you have a small garden or a terrace with little space?

Then what you need is to use hanging plants.

These species (usually climbers or creepers) are perfect for planting in the typical baskets that hang from the ceiling and give a look to any space.

But maybe you are not sure which are the best species.

If this is your case, don't worry, because in this post we are going to tell you which are the best hanging plants to have outdoors.

The 8 best outdoor hanging plants

Hanging plants are usually more or less rustic species, which demand little water.

1. Senecio rowleyanus (rosary plant)

.Senecio rowleyanus. Viveros González. Marbella.

  • It is a plant that is usually kept indoors,b ut if we live in an area with mild climates we can hang it in the cour-yard or on the terrace without any p
  • An evergreen succulent that we love for the original look of its branches, simila
  • Be sure that it doesn't get too much direct sun.
  • It is a very resistant variety, but its worst enemy is excess water.

2. Pelargonium peltatum (trailling geranium)

Gitanilla. Geranio de colgar. Pelargoniu peltatum. Viveros González. Marbella

  • The queen of the balconies.
  • This plant, which belongs to the geranium family, flowers all year round in warm climates.
  • It is advisable to prune the dead flowers to stimulate their growth.

3. - Impatiens walleriana

Impatiens walleriana. Alegria de la casa. Viveros González. Marbella.

  • Impatiens
  • This plant flowers from t spring to autumn with beautiful coloured flowers.
  • It requires very little maintenance.
  • The only thing you have to take into account is to place it in a shaded area or part shaded or shade area with plenty of light .
  • Use a good substrate with a good drainage system.
  • Except on the hottest days of summer, it is sufficient to water it every 5 or 6 days.

4. Nephrolepsis (Fern)

Nephrolepsis. Helecho. Viveros González. Marbella

  • Fern is a classic of hanging baskets.
  • Its sword-shaped leaves tend to bow when they grow, so they will form very attractive waterfalls.
  • You need to be semi-shaded, but it can withstand the cold and when accostumed it can even withstand the direct sun.

5. Glicinia (Wisteria)

Wisteria. Glicinia. Viveros González. Marbella.

  • If the trailing geranium is the queen of the balconies, it is the glycinia who takes the crown in the pergolas.
  • The most attractive thing about this plant is its flowers, which fall into delicate white clusters and give off a soft aroma when the heat reaches.
  • It is a climbing plant, so we must give it a strong support to help it grow.

6. Surfinia

  • An annual or perennial leaf that can be hung in full sun without worrying.
  • In summer we should water it often, but be careful not to wet flowers (which could get burnt together with the direct sun or make it more sensitive to pests).
  • It is recommended to remove wilted flowers often.
  • Its main enemies are aphids and the red spider.

7. Hedera (Ivy)

Hedera helix. Hiedra. Viveros González. Marbella.

  • A suitable plant if you live in a garden with Mediterranean climate, and that you will see often covering the coastal houses.
  • If we provide it with the suitable support, the branches of the ivy will fall down in very elegant bunches.
  • Flowers are insignificant, for what its main attractive resides in its leaves themselves.

8. Verbena officinalis (Verbena)

Verbena hybrida blanca. Viveros González. Marbella

  • A plant with flowers that looks beautiful in hanging baskets.
  • Drought resistant when is established, what means that an excess of irrigation can easily cause fungus to appear.
  • It is a short life plant, -sometimes even a couple of years- but the beauty of its flowers makes it worthwhile.

9. Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)

Also known as the spider plant, this plant is perfect for outdoor spaces due to its resilience and easy care.

Its long, green and yellow leaves gracefully arch, making it the perfect complement to any hanging basket.

It prefers indirect light and well-draining soil.

10. Epiphyllum anguliger (Fishbone Cactus)

Ideal for those looking to add an exotic touch to their balcony or terrace.

The fishbone cactus gets its name from its green, spiny stems, resembling the bones of a fish. It requires little water and thrives in full sun.

11. Rhipsalis cassutha

With its delicate, cascading appearance, Rhipsalis cassutha is an excellent choice for any hanging basket.

Its thin, succulent stems create a charming waterfall effect, perfect for outdoor spaces with partial shade. It tolerates short periods of drought and prefers slightly acidic soil.

12. Senecio herreianus (String of Pearls)

Similar to Senecio rowleyanus, Senecio herreianus, also known as string of pearls, features round, succulent leaves resembling tiny beads.

It's perfect for hanging outdoors in mild climates, avoiding direct sunlight and excess water.

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