Perfect for small spaces or getting plants out of the reach of curious pets, hangers have made their way indoors. St. Petersburg-based crafter Sadie LeBlanc, owner of Knotted Root Designs, began making the macrame-style pieces just last year, calling on the friendship knot-tying skills she learned as a child. LeBlanc uses twisted cotton rope for her hangers, which is easy to care for and machine washable.
While the pocket-style hangers (above right) can be hung from the wall, she advises mounting the traditional hangers (above left) from the ceiling with a hook appropriate for the weight of your plant of choice; LeBlanc likes low maintenance tropical plants and succulents. Finally, she says, be sure to hang the hanger first, then place your pot followed by the plant. (Prices vary; custom pieces and hands-on workshops available; facebook.com/knottedrootdesigns)
(Plant descriptions are in order from left to right)
GOLDEN POTHOS Another plant that’s easy to grow with little sunlight or water, this helps purify the air inside your home, but keep it away from pets; all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
TILLANDSIA These super low-maintenance plants grow without soil and require just weekly water and lots of circulating air (hence their nickname, air plants).
BRAZIL PHILODENDRON Keep this one in medium light to help the pretty vines grow. Alternatively, let it grow upward on a post or trellis.