If you start to consider how to give more life to your balcony, terrace, patio or garden when spring comes, we want to give you a hand with some ideas for it. Have you considered using some types of outdoor hanging plants? Using hanging pots will save you space, but it will help you create a much more alive and organic space by having your plants on different levels. But what plants to put in hanging pots? You will be amazed at this wide list where you will find hanging plants for balconies and those outdoor hanging plants for outdoor with lots of suns to fill your home with color.
Outdoor hanging plants
We invite you to take a look at this article to discover some of the hanging plants in direct sun and other hanging plants outdoor and shade that, surely, you already know but that you had not yet considered growing them in this original and simple.
The rosary plant ( Senecio rowleyanus ) is native to South Africa and is widely used for its striking spherical, deep green leaves that sprout directly from stems so thin that they end up causing them to fall under their own weight. This crass is a semi-shadow hanging plant, so it can be in the sun, but it needs it not to be very strong or for many hours at a time, and it needs a pot with good drainage even though it does not require constant watering.
Nephrolepis or hanging fern
This popular hanging fern ( Nephrolepis ) is perfect for creating exotic environments thanks to its long, hanging leaves. Its care is very simple. You will only have to water it frequently and make sure it has a substrate rich in nutrients. Although we can have it in the sun, the light shouldn’t reach it directly to not damage its leaves.
Tropaeolum majus or nasturtium
The nasturtium ( Tropaeolum majus ) is one of the most representative of the summer hanging plants. This, during the hot months, produces large and very showy flowers. Its flowers can be yellow, orange, red and even bicolor. This plant needs you to water it frequently since you must place it in a sunny place to promote flowering. A curious detail is that its flowers are edible and widely used to dress salads.
Petunia surfinia or hanging petunia
The hanging petunias ( Petunia Surfinia ) are a type of plant that is characterized by the beauty of its flowers and very fast growth. What’s more, thanks to this, it can flowering the same year you sow it. Its flowering time is from spring to late autumn. It has a varied color in terms of its flowers, from white, through pink tones and even bicolor. These sun-hanging plants need sunlight and frequent watering.
Verbena officinalis or verbena
The verbena ( Verbena officinalis ) has great ornamental value for its spectacular bloom during the spring and summer. This hanging plant also needs to be placed where it receives direct sunlight, frequent waterings, and protection during the cold months.
Fuchsia hybrida or fuchsia
Popularly known as queen’s earrings, queen’s tendrils or fuchsia ( Fuchsia hybrida ) , it is one of the most valued hanging plant species for its flowers’ beauty. The Fuchsia, although it can also be had in a shrubby form, is another of the resistant hanging sun plants that are ideal for coloring your home. Its flowering time ranges from summer to early autumn. It is better to keep it in semi-shade and water it with water with low pH.
Pelargonium peltatum or gypsy
Another of the best known hanging sun plant names is gypsies ( Pelargonium peltatum ), which can be found mainly in the Mediterranean area’s patios and gardens. This type of geranium, also known as a gypsy, will give you flowers throughout the year. However, their spectacular variety of warm colors is most popular during the summer months. Therefore, it must be in the sun and water it frequently. An additional tip is to carry out preventive treatments against the famous geranium worm, one of the most harmful pests for these plants.
Chlorophytum comosum or ribbon
Known as love bow, ribbon or malamadre ( Chlorophytum comosum ), this plant native to South Africa is one of the most common sun-hanging plants in patios and gardens. Its leaves and its ability to give suckers make it a perfect plant to grow in a hanging pot as long as it has good drainage. In the same way, it prefers semi-shade and receives moderate watering.
Diascia barberae or pink queen
Another of the plants for sunny gardens that are often used to grow in hanging containers is the so-called pink queen ( Diascia barberae ). This herbaceous annual has a rapid growth capable of covering the pot completely with its leaves and flowers once spring begins. Also, you can have it both in the sun and in a semi-shade. It is very important to protect it during the cold months because it does not resist frost well.
Impatiens walleriana or joy of the house
The home joy plant or home joys ( Impatiens walleriana ), is a tropical and perennial herbaceous plant that produces some small white, red, pink or lilac flowers that contrast with the intense green of its leaves. Hence, it is one of the most used and valued hanging sun plants. Its origin needs to be in semi-shade and a constant watering dose to favor its flowering.