How to Water Hanging Plants

Overview

Hanging plants are an easy way to introduce plants into your home or patio. Of course, they require watering, and there are some key things to remember to make sure you don't damage anything in your household while watering them.

Step 1

Fill a deep sink with water about halfway full.

Step 2

Remove the hanging plant basket from its hook. You may need to use a ladder to do this, depending on where or how the plant is hung up.

Step 3

Set the plant pot carefully into the water-filled sink. You do not want the water to overflow into the top of the plant; it needs to absorb water from the bottom up. Wait until the soil stops bubbling slightly.

Step 4

Remove the plant from the water and place it outside to drain. Runoff from watering can damage floors and carpeting. Make sure the plant has drained its excess moisture before rehanging.

Step 5

Hang the plant back up where it was before once you are sure it is not dripping anymore.

Step 6

Check your plants often, as hanging ones need to be watered more than usual because of air circulation. For this reason, sometimes it is smart to use succulents or plants that do not require much water for hanging plants.

Things You'll Need

  • Ladder

References

  • Watering Hanging Plants
  • Caring for Hanging Plants
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Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.