How to Hang a Plant Container


Hanging plants are an attractive option for those wanting to add plantings to entrances, patios or walkways. They are also a good solution for those with limited landscaping space. As a result of their popularity, these kinds of plants are widely available at garden centers and nurseries. Hanging plants are sold ready to hang. The only thing you need to provide is their hanging location and water. Choose a plant that has the same sun requirements as the space you will be placing the plant.

Step 1

Thrust the shepherd's hook into the ground where you would like to place your hanging plant. The sharp end of the hook will easily penetrate the soil. As another option, you can purchase a screw-eye hook. The screw-eye should be large enough to place the hook of the planter through and should be strong enough to support the plant's weight. Drill a hole the size of the screw-eye into a wooden beam. Thread the screw-eye into the pre-drilled hole until it is secured.

Step 2

Hang the plant container. Place the hook from the container over the shepherd's hook or through the screw-eye hole.

Step 3

Water the plant. Water plants only when the soil feels dry and warm. Water until excess water begins to drip from the bottom of the plant.

Things You'll Need

  • Hanging plant
  • Shepherd's hook
  • Large screw-eye hook


  • Maryland Cooperative Extension: Growing Hanging Plants
  • University of Nebraska Extension: Care of Hanging Baskets
Keywords: plant container, hanging plant, hanging baskets

About this Author

Sommer Sharon has a bachelor's degree in IT/Web management from the University of Phoenix and owns a Web consulting business. With more than 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, her work has included "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "MORE," "Country Home," "Midwest Living," and "American Baby." Sharon now contributes her editorial background by writing for several Internet publications.