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You ultimate guide to Indoor hanging planters

You ultimate guide to Indoor hanging planters

Indoor hanging planters are a beautiful way to add life to any space. But they can also be a bit tricky. How often should they be watered? And how do you avoid getting water all over your sofa and/or floor? In this blog post, we’ll answer your most burning hanging planter questions. Shall we dive in?

Q: Does a hanging planter need drainage holes?

A: Yes! Hanging planters, just like any other planters, need a drainage hole. A lot of planters and plant pots were not created with your plant’s needs in mind. When you plant your plant in a planter that doesn’t have a drainage hole, you’re setting it up for failure. A drainage hole makes sure that when you water your plant, the excess water does not stay in the planter (which creates root rot, which equals very sad plants). When we designed our loop hanging planters, we made sure that won’t happen to your plants, so all our wall hanging planters come with drainage holes. 

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loop mini hanging planterMini hanging planter


Q: Do small hanging planter come with drainage too?

Not all small hanging planters come with drainage, but ours do! You can combine our mini hanger with our smart mini planter Ella or our smart mini planter Maia. both small hanging planters come with a drainage hole and a built -in drainage saucer. You can find them both here.

Q: How do you hang plants with drainage?

A: Now, here’s where it gets a bit confusing. How can you hang plants with drainage, without the excess water getting all over your carpet and floor? With our Loop hanging planter, you don’t have to worry about it! We designed our hanging planters with a special drainage saucer placed right underneath the planter. You can find all our indoor hanging planters right here. 

Q: What's the best way to water hanging plants? Can I water my hanging plant while it’s hanging or should I take it down to water it?

A: You should do both! For regular quick waterings you can water your hanging plant while it’s still hanging, but try to take it out every once in a while for a thorough watering. This way you can also get a closer look at it, see how your plant is doing, and even dust off its leaves every once in a while. 

Q: If I’m taking my hanging planter down, where should I be watering it?

A: The sink or bathtub. You can also water it outside in the garden- whatever works for you. Watering it in these places will allow you to make a mess and really hose it down. Have any more watering questions? Check out the full hanging planter watering blog here.

Q: Should I get a ceramic hanging planter?

A: While many of the hanging planters on the market are made of ceramic, we don’t recommend it. Ceramic is heavy and can shatter and break into a million pieces. All our hanging planters are made of light weight aluminum, making it east for you to take down and water, and even know when your plant is thirsty (when it’s light, the soil is dry and you should water it again).

Q: How do you hang a hanging planter?

Our hanging planter only takes minutes to hang and comes with all the hardware you need. You can find our full tutorial right here.

loop hanging planter

Where can I find a 8 inch hanging planter with drainage?

Our round hanging planter Luna is just above 8 inches. Just like the rest of our planters, our hanging planter Luna comes with a drainage hole and a built-in drainage saucer. Our large cylinder planter Athena is almost 8 inches, and you can find it here. 

loop hanging planter

cylinder hanging planter freya

Where can I find a 6 inch hanging planter with drainage?

Our cylinder hanging planter freya is just under 6 inches. Just like the rest of our planters, our hanging planter freya comes with a drainage hole and a built-in drainage saucer.

Have any other questions about indoor hanging planters? Shoot us an email hello@loopliving.co

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