As a maker of scads and scads of macrame hanging planters, plants in general are very important to me. I want them to be happy and healthy. I want them to have everything they need. I want their little plant hearts to explode with rainbows and heart-shaped mylar balloons, and maybe even some confetti made out of little pieces of glitter that look like just them.
Succulents, of course, hold a special little light-filled corner of my heart. Generally, they are a piece of cake to love. No one balks at your succulent collection while saying, "Oh my God, those succulents are sooooo high maintenance." Because that is nonsense. And generally, most people try to avoid saying nonsensical things.
But! All succulents are not created the same. Each species has different needs. Did you know, for instance, that there are low-light succulents and lots-of-light succulents? It's true. And your knowledge of this and other fun succulent facts could make all the difference to the happiness of your plant babies.
I want to share with you, my friends/macrame lovers/macrame lovers who also probably love plants because that's usually how it goes, my favorite resources for succulent and hanging-plant care. Immerse yourself in these how-tos, my pretties, and you'll have a hanging garden to rival ancient Babylon—especially with the help of a few of the basic macrame knots for hanging planters.
Succulent care at Retro Den
If you love your succulents, you can't miss the plant-care guide created by the Ashleys at Retro Den:
- Succulent Care Guide Part One: Planting
- Succulent Care Guide Part Two: Upkeep
- Succulent Care Guide: Succulents That Need More Than Water
- Succulent Case Study: Overwatering
- Maintaining Your Older Succulent
- Keeping Your Tiny Succulent Cute In Its Terracotta Pot
- Succulent Care Guide: High Vs Low Light Succulents
Seriously. These gals know what's up.
The Complete Guide to Growing Succulents at Country Living
The folks at Country living have resources on all the basics of the love, care, and feeding of your succulent friends, complete with pretty graphics:
- How to Grow Succulents Indoors
- Best Succulent Varieties for Beginners
- Best Succulent Containers
- How to Grow Succulents Outdoors
- How to Avoid Killing Your Succulents
That's some good stuff, y'all.
How to Care for Hanging Plants at The Spruce
We're all here because we love to hang our plants, right? Thing is, this introduces a few extra must-dos if we want to keep our plants healthy.
The Spruce offers a how-to guide for caring for your hanging plants. Here are a few of the most important points:
Be sure your hangers are firmly anchored into wall studs or ceiling joists. Because OMG, you do not need kamakaze plants dive-bombing you in your house, and you certainly, most certainly do not need gaping holes in your ceiling or walls. Ew.
Protect your floors and furniture during and after watering time. Indoor puddles are not and never will be a thing.
Adjust your watering schedule since hanging plants tend to get warmer, drier air than your plants enjoying life closer to the floor. This is especially true of your plants hanging outside—these plants are going to dry out more quickly, so keep an eye on these babies and don't let them get too thirsty.
Houseplant Styling at Houseplant Club
If you are ever looking for inspiration on how to style your houseplants in your home, do not miss the Houseplant Club feed on Instagram. Every post is an inspiration for how you can add height, movement, and lots and lots of green to your favorite spaces. Plus, you'll learn about some rare and collectible varieties that you should be coveting for your plant collection.
What are your favorite resources for plant care? Have you learned any lessons the hard way? What are your favorite houseplant styling tips? Share your knowledge with us in the comments!