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The 25 Best Hanging Basket Plants

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There’s nothing more mesmerizing than green, vibrant plants. Hanging baskets can be the most interesting decorations, especially for nature lovers. No matter how limited space you have in your home, patio, or garden, there’s always a place for such beauties. Here are the best 25 hanging basket plants!

1. Begonia – Parisienne Trailing

One of the most popular choices for shaded areas is the beautiful begonia. They can be recognized due to their large flowers hanging down, attached to very sturdy stems.

2. Alyssum Plants

The innocent white-colored flowers are a popular choice for hanging baskets. They have a sweet, honey-like scent, so you should avoid placing them very close to you because they will attract bees and butterflies. They are wonderful decorations for your garden if you want to attract more insects.

3. Verbena Plants

If you want a low-maintenance choice, verbena plants are a must. They have a bushy appearance and they provide plenty of shade. The compact growth leads to a beautiful mass of dense blossoms, most likely spilling over the pot abundantly.

4. Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa plants look similar to petunias and are very colorful. They produce blossoms the entire summer, but they are quite sensitive.

5. Million Bells Yellow

This splash of color is a must for all flower lovers. The mini-blossoms have a long flowering period and they are extremely resistant to drought.

6. Lobelia California

The plant universe does not have too many natural vivid blue plants, but Lobelia is one of them. They can grow in a cooler environment and they do not mind the shade either.

7. Evergreen Foliage Plants

If you’d prefer an evergreen plant, the best choice is to go for an all-year-round green foliage. They are not high-maintenance and will add a splash of color to your home, garden, or patio.

8. Osteospermum

Osteospermum is a common choice for hanging baskets because they are resistant to drought. These flowers have a delicate look, but they can be very attractive and colorful.

9. Petunias

More and more breeders have lately turned their attention to petunias. This resulted in a broad variety of colors; they are still available in single nuances, but you are also able to choose from new, vivid colors to surprise your guests.

10. Begonia Boliviensis

This breed stands out from the crowd thanks to its unique blossom shape. They are hummingbirds’ favorite plants and they can thrive in sunny or shaded areas.

11. Nasturtium

Another low-maintenance hanging plant, the nasturtium does not mind a poor soil, shade, or full sun. There are several varieties available to add a splash of color to your personal space.

12. Fuchsias

Fuchsias are beautiful plants with a strong resistance to hostile environments. If you keep them in a frost-free area, they will blossom again the next year.

13. Delicious Veggies

Have you ever considered choosing edible veggies to add a pleasant touch to your garden or patio? These cherry tomatoes have a bush-like appearance and they can grow quite well in a hanging basket. All you need to do is find them a sunny area and provide some nutrients.

14. Bidens Firelight

Similar to daisies, this plant has beautiful, pink and white blossoms. They are easy to maintain and have abundant flowers that will cheer you up during summer.

15. Lantana

This unique plant has a trailing habit, so it is a good choice for hanging baskets. Flowers develop in beautiful clusters throughout summer and fall.

16. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

The spider plant has an interesting appearance, leading to numerous nicknames over the years. This is the main choice for pet owners because it is not toxic and it is also a low-maintenance plant.

17. Air Plant (Tillandisa)

If your space is limited, you should consider this air plant. Its name is derived from the fact that it does not require soil to thrive, which is why it is usually placed in an open glass container.

18. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)

The Boston fern thrives in a humid temperature. When placed in a hanging basket, they are extremely vibrant and attractive.

19. Bacopa

The beautiful bacopa is a summer plant often chosen for its delicate looks and robust resistance to high temperatures and drought. The clustered flowers are suitable for any beautiful, airy garden.

20. Diascia

Diascia originates from South Africa and might range from coral to orange. It has a “weeping” habit, so its flowers will cascade over the edges of your basket.

21. Pansies

Pansies are not high-maintenance flowers. They enjoy cooler temperatures. Some believe that their blossoms resemble facial features.

22. Burro’s Tail

Burro’s tail is a unique-looking plant. Its appearance resembles woven fabric and can resist without water for a very long time.

23. Pothos

Pothos is a beautiful choice to decorate your home, especially since it does not require much sunlight to thrive. In addition to this, it purifies the air inside your home.

24. Scaevola Aemula “Blue Wonder”

This unique-looking plant is resistant to water scarcity and has vibrant blue blossoms. It would look absolutely adorable in any hanging basket!

25. English Ivy (Hedera helix)

The English ivy is often used to decorate walls due to its crawling abilities. It has an elegant, distinguished look, but you need a spacious room because it tends to grow and expand much more compared to other plants.

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