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Hanging plants create a special look anywhere they are displayed. They show off color and attract the eye. They enable you to increase your plant collection by giving you more room. When choosing plants for hanging look for species that have vines or a draping nature. Some plants to consider are fuchsias, geraniums and spider plants.
Choose a container that is twice as deep as your plants. Make sure that there is a drip catch tray. This prevents the mess of water running through your plant and helps conserve moisture.
Mix 1 gallon of peat moss with an equal amount of perlite. This creates a lightweight soil mixture that drains well.
Fill the hanging basket half full of your soil mixture. Do not compact it at this point.
Remove one of your plants from its container, and place it halfway between the edge and center of your hanging basket. Place each of your plants this way. Be sure that the plants are going to be 1 inch below the rim of the hanging basket to allow room for water.
Fill dirt in around the plants. Gently compact the plants down. Cover the root ball tops.
Water the hanging basket with 2 to 4 cups of water.