Wonderful 6 Plants For Hanging Basket | You Should Plant
Below are the wonderful 6 flowering plants for hanging basket or you can also plant them in balconies
- Monkey’s tail cactus
- Christmas cactus
- Chenille plants
- Blue bacopa
It is also known as Cleistocactus Winteri and it is similar to monkey’s tails. It is attractive when it plant in the hanging basket because it has golden spines with large hairy stems (stems grow downward). Stems are cylindrical shaped with light green and grow up to 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Monkey’s tail plant (stems) grow up to 5 to 8 feet long. In one plant, it grows 3 to 5 long stems.
Monkey’s tail plant bloom flowers which are orange to pink colour (end of the stem). Plants need minimum sunlight for the best result. In the market, it is easily available with the starting price of 400+ rupees.
If you want to make your garden beautiful and eye-catching then, you will go with the Christmas cactus because it is a succulent plant with blooming. Christmas plants need minimum caring like less watering, minimum sunlight and compost. Christmas branches are downward faces and blooming are the end of the branches. They bloom red, pink, white, yellow…etc.
It easily propagates with cutting stems and new germination starts after 5 to 7 days. Mostly, plants need humidity. Mostly Christmas cactus is easily found in south eastern-brazil.
Chenille Flowering Plants
Chenille Plant is one of the supreme flowering shrub plants. It belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. Most of the verities are perennial and blooming are in the mid-summer season. The scientific name chenille plants are Acalypha hispida and it contains many types of plants, which is native to Hawaii and Oceania.
Growing Tips: USDA hardiness zone should be 9 -10. Good quality soil potting, take the sand, garden soil, clay and one pot with good drainage holes. It bears long, straight red-coloured flowers facing downward and it easily grows up to 5 to 10 feet. If you keep the chenille plant in a hanging basket, the flowers bloom downwards so, the flowers look beautiful and attractive.
Oxalis Flowering Plant– It is also known as the shamrock plant and it comes with the wood-sorrel family (Oxalidaceae). Oxalidaceae family contains 700+ different types of species around the world. It is most popular due to its trefoil leaves and swanky flowers. The leaves of the oxalis plant are of many colours like green, purple, and silver and blooming colours like white, pink, yellow, and lavender. Flower colours are depending on the species.
You can easily plant it using its bulbs. USDA hardiness zone 7-10 with well-drained soil.
Lobelias Flowering Plant: In the hanging basket, it blooms a huge amount of flowers in the early summer season. Your basket will be full when the lobelia plants are in bloom. If you plant lobelia in balconies then, your balcony looks stunning, outstanding, and more attractive because it blooms pink, lavender, dark purple, blue, and white flowers. Its blooming is long-lasting.
The scientific name of Lobelias and belongs to the Campanulaceae family. The Campanulaceae family contains 400+ different types of species. The most popular verities are Lobelias erinus and Blue cardinal lobelias.
Lobelia is a perennial flowering plant so, you can easily plant it in any season. Plants grow up to 3 to 5 feet tall and spread up to 3 feet wide. For the best result, give 2 to 3 hours of morning sunlight.
Blue Bacopa Flowering Plants
Blue bacopa may be a lasting blooming plant. It blossoms in staggering blue shade flowers and it is one of the finest plants for hanging basket containers or balconies. It blooms a huge amount of flowers at a time. Summer is the flowering time so, you can plant it in early summer. Blue bacopa needs minimum caring.
You can easily propagate with seeds and staple cutting. Plants grow up to 2 to 3 feet tall and spread up to 2 to 5 feet wide.
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