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How to Care for a Bridal Veil Hanging Plant

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Overview

Bridal veil hanging plants are popular houseplants that are fairly simple to care for. They require very infrequent watering and pruning. This makes them an excellent choice for someone who may not be able to give them much care (such as a person who travels frequently). The most important thing to remember is that bridal veil plants are very sensitive to moisture. Over-watering them or planting them in pots without drainage holes can kill them.

Step 1

Hang bridal veil plants in a warm spot that gets plenty of sunshine. Light encourages flowering in the plants and keeps them healthy and green.

Step 2

Water bridal veil plants infrequently. Check the soil every two or three days. When it feels completely dry, drench the plant with water.

Step 3

Prune bridal veil plants with a pair of gardening shears to allow them to grow out more fully. Pruning these plants is an inexact science, and there are no real rules. When a section of the plant becomes longer than you would like, simply trim it back.

Step 4

If you are using a drainage cover under the hanging pot, make sure it's lined with gravel or pebbles. Bridal veil plants require pots with good drainage because sitting in pools of water can cause the roots to rot. The pebbles pull the water away from the bottom of the plant in the pot, helping it to remain moist but not too wet.

Step 5

Feed the bridal veil plant a small amount of water-soluble fertilizer formulated for houseplants once a week to keep it looking lush and green.

Things You'll Need

  • Gardening shears
  • Gravel or pebbles
  • Water-soluble fertilizer

References

  • PlantCare.com
  • GrowingGuides.com

Who Can Help

  • Lowes.com
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About this Author

Katie Leigh is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago. A Loyola University New Orleans graduate with a bachelor's degree in communications, Leigh has worked as a copy editor, page designer and reporter for several daily newspapers and specialty publications since 2005.