How to Install a Plant Hanger


Plant hangers provide gardeners the opportunity to increase their overall planting space by enabling plants a means of thriving and even producing fruit while being suspended in the air. Plant hangers are available in various materials including rope, chains or even wood, and for various purposes. When deciding upon the type of hanger to use, it is essential to know the final weight and size of the plants that will grow inside the hanger so you can figure out the best places to hang them.

Step 1

Locate a stud in the desired area of the room where the plant hanger will be placed using a stud finder. To locate a stud in the wall or ceiling, slowly run the stud finder over the desired location, when the stud finder beeps, there is a stud behind the wall.

Step 2

Mark the stud's location on the wall with a pencil.

Step 3

Match the plant hanger's hook with the various sizes of drill bits. Choose a drill bit that is one size smaller than the hook.

Step 4

Drill an entry hole into the wall where the hook will be inserted using a drill and the chosen drill bit. Drill where you marked the stud's location.

Step 5

Insert the hook into the wall manually and screw it in tight. Since the hook is being placed into a stud, this will require a large amount of force. Continue screwing until it is completely flush with the wall and you can no longer see the hook's teeth.

Step 6

Hang your plant hanger onto the plant hanging hook using the attachment device on your planter. If your planter did not come with a hanging device, rope or chain can be attached to the planter and hung from the hook. If using rope, be sure to use a square knot to prevent the knot from slipping.

Things You'll Need

  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Metal hanging hook
  • Drill


  • "Do It Yourself Home Improvements;" Alan Taylor; 1976
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Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.