I'm obsessed with plants. A great day for me is touring a nursery with rare or unusual plants. If you show me a room, the first things I notice are the houseplants. Odds are good that if I like a space, it's because there's greenery. Plants add life and texture to a room, especially when paired with the perfect pot. Plants add beautiful, vivid color. They also purify the air in your home. Plants can also be intimidating to many people.
As intimidating as plants can be, people keep buying and killing them. That's how important they are to a well-designed room. I'm not a horticulturalist, or even plant expert, but I do have over 15 years of experience in keeping plants alive. Here's what I have learned—through much trial, error, and research—about successfully nurturing the most common plants you'll see on design blogs today. Today's topic is hanging plants.
Those hanging string of pearls (above left)
are a beautiful sight to behold, but they won't work in a home—not the way they are currently potted. When hanging plants indoors, there are three challenges you should always consider: weight, upkeep, and access. Master all three and your hanging plants stand a chance.