How To Hang Indoor Flowering Plants

Overview

Indoor plants can bring a little bit of nature into your home. Plants provide visual stimulation and help create better indoor air quality. If you don't have the floor space for potted plants, consider hanging indoor flowering plants from the ceiling. Ceiling space is usually underused and abundant. By hanging indoor flowering plants, you can also place them where they are happiest --- right in front of the window. With a little hardware and a few tools, this task is fairly easy.

Step 1

Purchase a flowering plant specimen of your liking from your local nursery or garden center. Purchase a hanging basket for your pot and hanging hooks.

Step 2

Locate a spot to hang your flowering plants. Most flowering plants like decent amounts of sun, so in front of a window on the east, south, or west side of the home is an ideal spot.

Step 3

Find a ceiling joist in the ceiling above the window, using your stud finder. Mark the stud location with a pencil.

Step 4

Drill a hole in the ceiling joist that is half the diameter of the threaded portion of the hanging hook.

Step 5

Screw the hanging hook into the hole and tighten it down with your pliers.

Step 6

Put your flowering plant in the hanging basket. Hook the hanging basket up to the hanging hook. Use a length of chain or rope if you want your basket to hang a little lower.

Things You'll Need

  • Stud finder
  • Drill bit
  • Cordless drill
  • Hanging hooks
  • Pliers
  • Hanging basket
  • Potted flowers
  • Chain or rope

References

  • Flower Hanging Baskets
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Horticulture: Caring for Hanging Plants
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