The Q&A Archives: Indoor Hanging Plant

Question: How do I prepare an indoor hanging planter so that it will not leak but still drain properly? I'm leaning toward a succulent - perhaps string of pearls or donkey tail...

Answer: Indoor hanging planters generally need to be removed from the hanger and placed in a sink or bathtub for proper watering. If you use a drip saucer beneath the planter, it will catch some of the over-run, but to thoroughly wet the soil, you'll need to immerse the planter in a larger container of water, then hang it up to allow the excess water to drain. Even when planted with succulents and the soil is allowed to dry between waterings, it's best to immerse the planter to thoroughly wet all of the soil.

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