Houseplants forum: Looking for unique and artistic way to display cascading houseplants

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Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 3, 2017 10:39 AM CST
We've all seen the macrame hangers, and obviously the plastic hangers in the stores. Have you run across another way to display cascading plants indoors? I have hoyas, Easter and Orchid cacti, pothos, and heart leaf philodendron, etc that will either need to be hung or set higher, and I'd like to try something a little more artistic and fun!
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 3, 2017 10:57 AM CST
Perhaps not too artistic but I have seen people set pots on steps of a folding ladder. Gene
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 3, 2017 11:13 AM CST
I put some of my smaller indoor plants on a pole with casters, easier to move around as needed. You can also paint the poles if you want or add lights during the holidays. I use hang-a-pots to attach containers with lip to the pole.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Apr 3, 2017 1:26 PM CST
If you can attach steel wire or strong fishing line, and it holds "dirt" with a way for water to drain out, you can hang it up & put plants in it. Window screen &/or landscape fabric can be used as a liner for wire items.

Both steel wire & fishing line are sold in rolls, by length, and rated for the amount of weight it can hold before breaking - for a few $$'s you can hang a LOT of pots. Steel is less frustrating regarding attaching it to things - fishing line is frustrating to tie in a knot but has a cool "invisible" effect that makes pots look like they're floating in the breeze.

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And anything that grows down can grow up instead, on a pole or a trellis of any shape/size. Most of them will need your guidance to wind/weave them into a shape or mass of upright-looking foliage. There are flat trellises, tomato cages, poles, and whatever other sturdy structures you can find or make...

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basket plant (Callisia fragrans)
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More basket plants defying gravity & being forced upward, bracing against each other & widing around the support arms that hang the pot.
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This is a little big to bring inside, but I love to put dangly plants in it for summer. Just getting started for the season with, u guessed it, some basket plant. The spiderwort put itself there. Will add more things as time & growth permit. Some Coleus, WJ & ...? :+) I also have an old roundish charcoal grill that is hanging up with steel wire that needs something... Those make great yard pots, already with holes, both the main body & the lid. Fun!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Apr 21, 2017 3:07 PM CST
After seeing pics of staked plants taller than people, I knew a regular plastic hanging pot was never going to make an acceptable permanent home for Epiphyllum, and hanging that way, it demands way too much elbow room.

A couple educationally inspirational photos of others' plants on this site:



Does Epiphyllum like this? It must, here it now lives. I assembled this contraption last weekend, after wondering for months what kind of bigger, more permanent home this plant could have so it could get to look something like the inspirational ones - BIG and BLOOMING. It's part of a display rack wired to a wire basket lined with landscape fabric. I plan to never repot this.
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These pieces were scattered around in various pots and looked SO much bigger before they were installed here. Plenty of room to grow I guess. :+)
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tarev
Apr 21, 2017 9:28 PM CST
Hi Tiffany, I don't cage my Epis too much like that, but some got tied on the handle. Sometimes it makes buds on majority of the nodes along the edges, so it might be too constricted as it grows in your cage and you would not want to lose the buds, since it takes quite a while to grow for that beautiful one day show:
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no choice but to tie to the handle since my container sometimes swings around
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Apr 23, 2017 7:02 AM CST
Awesome buds! I could end up hating it, but it was one of those irresistible impulses.
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