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Are hanging plants or potted plants better for your conservatory?

You can add greenery to your home in more ways than you think. Gone are the days when the only option was to pop a plant on the window sill or put a larger plant on the floor in an empty corner. Now you have a whole host of options available when looking to turn your conservatory into a little oasis of your own. Hanging and ceiling plants can add a whole new dimension to your home, adding interest and providing oxygen.

Where should I hang plants?

If you want to add some hanging plants in your conservatory, firstly, make sure the beam or structure you have in mind for your greenery is strong enough to withstand the weight of a growing plant. 

The chosen area should also receive some indirect sunlight for the best growing conditions. You’ll also want to be able to turn it throughout the year to promote even growth. You’ll also want to make sure your soil remains moist, and you fertilise it every 2-3 months. 

If you are ready to take on caring for plants in your conservatory, here are our top picks that work well in conservatories, whilst also complementing your home:

Spider Plants

The classic spider plant is one of the best air-purifying plants. This bright and exciting plant looks great next to shelving units on a downwards trellis or top of a bookcase. The lime green and yellow foliage originate from South Africa. Spider plants are also relatively low maintenance. For best results, keep the soil slightly moist and fertilise it every three months to keep it healthy.

Boston Fern Plant

This vibrant green plant forms a bush over time and thrives in indirect light away from draughts. This is perfect for rooms where light is limited and doesn’t need to be positioned in the sunniest spot. It’s also non-toxic, meaning it won’t make any curious pet unwell. Slightly higher maintenance as it needs to be sprayed with water twice daily, and the soil must remain moist. If you run a busy household, a humidifier could help keep this plant moist without too much effort.

Devils Ivy

This is another easy growing plant ideal for conservatories. If you choose to add devils ivy, you will experience how the leaves and vines drop out of the basket and spread out or even climb down your walls. You just need low to moderate window light for this plant to thrive. Devils Ivy prefers drier soil between waterings but you should be careful not to under-water it either!

String of Pearls

This southwest African plant hangs wonderfully in a basket. In their natural environment, this plant spreads like a vine and creates a ground cover. A string of pearls grows best in a potting mix rather than regular soil. 

Spanish Moss

Spanish moss is another great looking hanging plant that is easy to care for and doesn’t rely on direct sunlight to thrive. To keep it in tip-top condition, spray with a mister four times a week.

These are just a few of the plants we think would work best in most conservatories and look fantastic if left to grow and spread.