An old houseplant that is seeing a renaissance of sorts, Wandering Jew or Tradescantia has made a comeback in recent years as a popular hanging basket plant. You’ll find two varieties in our greenhouses – traditional purple and rainbow. Hang in bright, indirect light and be sure to keep soil slightly moist.
Pothos are the quintessential hanging basket plants, and we’ve always got them in stock. Check out varieties with beautiful variation in the foliage like ‘Njoy, Marble, or Satin. For a strong presentation, try a Jade Pothos with beautiful shape and interesting cascade.
Also called a wax plant because of it’s thick waxy leaves, hoyas are known for their vine-like growth habit which can be super fun in a hanging basket. The tendrils of hoyas cascade and trail down, but also love to wind their way up vertically too, making it one of our favorites to achieve the jungle look.
There are many ferns that look beautiful grown in a hanging basket. Boston Ferns is a favorite, with large arching fronds add drama to any space. Try asparagus, maidenhair or button ferns for a more delicate display. Ferns love humidity, and decorating bathrooms with plants is definitely having a moment right now!
SWEDISH IVY ^
Another popular plant favored for its trailing habit, Swedish Ivy has unique foliage with scalloped edges. Another great suggestion for beginners, Swedish Ivy thrives in bright, indirect light and requires very little maintenance. Many people like to put them outdoors in the summer too!
PITCHER PLANT ^
A carniverous plant that does well as a hanging basket. The modified leaves extend into what looks like “pitchers”, but are actually prey-trapping cavities filled with a digestive liquid. Most of the plants nutrients comes from the insects they catch, but a basic fertilizer helps too! Kids love them!