20 HANGING PLANTS of SUN - Names, characteristics and photos

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If when spring arrives you start to consider how to give more life to your balcony, terrace, patio or garden, at Ecologista Verde we want to give you a hand with some ideas for it. Have you considered using some types of outdoor hanging plants? Using hanging pots will not only save you space, but it will help you create a much more alive and organic space by being able to have your plants on different levels. But, What plants to put in hanging pots? You will be amazed with this wide list where you will find not only hanging plants for balconies, but also those hanging plants for outdoors with lots of sun to fill your home with color.

We invite you to take a look at this article to discover some of the sun hanging plants direct and other hanging plants of sun and shade that, surely, you already know but that you had not yet considered growing them in this original and simple way.

Senecio rowleyanus or rosary plant

The rosary plantSenecio rowleyanus) It is native to South Africa and is widely used for its striking spherical, deep green leaves that sprout directly from stems so thin that they end up causing them to fall under their own weight. This crass is a semi-shadow hanging plant, so that can be in the sun but it needs that it is not very strong or for many hours in a row, and that it needs a pot with good drainage even though it does not require constant watering.

If you like this original hanging plant, we recommend you read this guide on Caring for the rosary plant and this other guide on Hanging Succulents: types, care and how to reproduce them.

Nephrolepis or hanging fern

This popular hanging fernNephrolepis) is perfect for creating exotic environments thanks to its long, hanging leaves. Its care is very simple, you just have to water it frequently and make sure it has a substrate rich in nutrients. Although we can have it in the sun, it is better that the light does not reach it directly so as not to damage its leaves.

In this other post you can learn about the different types of ferns and in this other one about the cultivation and care of ferns.

Tropaeolum majus or nasturtium

The nasturtiumTropaeolum majus) is one of the hanging plants most representative of the summer. This, during the hot months, produces large and very showy flowers. In fact, its flowers can be yellow, orange, red and even bicolor. This plant needs you to water it frequently since you must place it in a sunny place to promote flowering. A curious detail is that its flowers are edible and widely used to dress salads.

Petunia surfinia or hanging petunia

The hanging petuniasPetunia surfinia) They are a type of plant that is not only characterized by the beauty of its flowers, but also by its very fast growth. What's more, thanks to this, it is capable of blooming the same year that you sow it. Its flowering time is from spring to late autumn. In addition, it has a varied coloration in terms of its flowers, from white, through pink tones and even bicolor. Are sun hanging plants they need sunlight and frequent watering.

Here we tell you more about the care of petunias.

Verbena officinalis or verbena

The verbenaVerbena officinalis) It has a great ornamental value due to its spectacular flowering during the spring and summer months. This hanging plant also requires to be placed in a place where it receives the direct sunlight, frequent waterings and be protected during the cold months.

Here you can consult more Care of the verbena plant.

Fuchsia hybrida or fuchsia

Popularly known as queen earrings, queen earrings or fuchsia (Fuchsia hybrida), is one of the species of top rated hanging plants for the beauty of its flowers. The Fuchsia, although it can also be had in a shrubby way, is another of the sun hardy hanging plants ideal for coloring your home. Its flowering time ranges from summer to early autumn. For this, it is better to keep it in semi-shade and water it with water with low pH.

In this link you will see more about the care of the fuchsia plant.

Pelargonium peltatum or gypsy

Another of the sun hanging plant names best known are the gypsy girlsPelargonium peltatum), which we can find mainly in the patios and gardens of the Mediterranean area. This type of geranium, also known as gypsy, will give you flowers throughout the year. However, their spectacular variety of warm colors is most popular during the summer months. Therefore, it is important that it be in the sun and water it frequently. An additional tip is to carry out preventive treatments against the famous geranium worm, one of the most harmful pests for these plants.

Here you can find out more about Gypsy Care.

Chlorophytum comosum or ribbon

Known as love bow, ribbon or malamadreChlorophytum comosum), this plant native to South Africa is one of the most common sun hanging plants in patios and gardens. Its leaves and its ability to produce suckers make it a perfect plant to grow in a hanging pot as long as it has good drainage. In the same way, it prefers the semi-shade and receive moderate waterings.

Learn more about the care of the love ribbon or ribbon plant.

Diascia barberae or pink queen

Another of the plants for gardens with sun that are usually used to grow in hanging containers is the so-called pink queenDiascia barberae). This herbaceous annual has a rapid growth capable of covering the pot completely with its leaves and flowers once spring begins. In addition, you can have it both in the sun and in semi-shade. It is very important to protect it during the cold months because it does not resist frost well.

Impatiens walleriana or house joy

Plant home joy or home joys (Impatiens walleriana), is a tropical and perennial herbaceous plant that produces small white, red, pink or lilac flowers that contrast with the intense green of its leaves. Hence it is one of the most commonly used hanging sun plants and valued. Due to its origin it needs to be in semi-shade and a constant watering dose to favor its flowering.

To learn more about it, here we leave you a guide with the Care of the joys of the home.

Other types of sun hanging plants

These are more sun hanging plant species that you can add to your garden or terrace:

  • Hedera helix microphylla or small-leaved ivy
  • Solanum pimpinellifolium or cherry tomato
  • Portulaca purslane or portulaca
  • Begonia boliviensis or Bolivian begonia
  • Viola × wittrockiana or pansy
  • Lobularia maritime or lobularia
  • Lantana camara or Spanish flag
  • Calibrachoa x hybrida or calibrachoa
  • Nemesia strumosa or nemesia
  • Plectranthus verticillatus or money plant

Here below you can see the pictures of sun hanging plants from this list in the same order and a video.

If you want to read more articles similar to Sun hanging plants, we recommend that you enter our category of Outdoor Plants.

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