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Both indoors and outdoors: green is still the trend. Plants not only offer a beautiful decoration option for your home, but also alleviate stress and contribute to improving your well-being and the air in your room.

There are many accessories for a green home. Among other things, the hanging basket has become a popular design tool. Thanks to their stylish and space-saving features, hanging baskets are a real eye-catcher both outside on the balcony or in the garden and inside in the living room and bathroom. For our product comparison, we have compared different models and worked out the most important aspects.




Summary

  • A hanging basket is a space-saving planting option for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • There are a variety of designs and materials that can be adapted to your needs and preferences.
  • The type of plants is decisive for the choice of product.

The Best Hanging Basket: Our Choices

Buying and evaluation criteria for hanging baskets

Potting baskets are available in various designs. Depending on the type of plant, you should make sure that the hanging basket fulfils the appropriate properties for the care of the respective plants and that it matches the rest of your furnishings.

In order to find the perfect hanging basket, we have worked out some criteria to consider when buying. Based on these criteria, you can compare individual models and finally make an objective and informed choice. The selection criteria are made up of:

In the following, we explain the individual purchase criteria in detail.

Material

There is a wide range of materials to choose from when selecting hanging baskets, so there are hardly any limits to your preferences. Popular materials include:

  • Plastic
  • Terracotta
  • Metal
  • Coconut inlay
  • Glass
  • Wickerwork
  • Bamboo
  • Net
  • Wood
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Plastic
  • Macramé
  • Leather

However, you should be aware that plants that require regular watering need a hanging basket with drip protection.

Shape/Style

As with the material, there are a variety of options when it comes to the shape and style of hanging baskets. Stylistically, they range from playful vintage and bohemian to minimalist and modern in round, square and cone-shaped hanging baskets. However, make sure the shape and style matches the rest of your outdoor and indoor décor.

Item dimensions and fit

If you already have a pot, be sure to match the length, size and diameter to the item dimensions of the hanging basket.

Weight

When buying a hanging basket, the weight also plays a decisive role and should be taken into account, especially when hanging it. Especially large hanging baskets with heavy pots tend to weigh a lot in moist soil.

Location

You should also be aware in advance of what you want to plant, as there are plants that need more or less light. If your hanging basket is to be planted with plants such as oleanders, geraniums or wood anemones, it should be placed where there is plenty of light. Fuchsias, ivy and begonias, on the other hand, should be planted in the shade.

The height is also a decisive factor for the location. Depending on the height of the windows, there is less light in the upper part of a room. If the plant needs a lot of sun, this should be taken into account and the height adjusted or another installation site chosen.

Simplicity of installation/construction

In addition to the weight, you should also pay attention to a suitable suspension. Take into account the nature of the pot. If the weight is high, the construction should also be stable to ensure an accident-free installation.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about hanging baskets answered in detail

In the following we would like to answer the most important questions about the topic of hanging baskets in order to give you a deeper insight into the subject.

What is a hanging basket?

A hanging basket is a hanging, planted container that is usually at "eye level". The terms hanging or plant hanging baskets are used synonymously for this type of planting option.

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hanging baskets are a popular planting method. Thanks to their variety of designs, hanging baskets meet individual preferences. (Image source: Sven Brandsma / unsplash)

However, hanging baskets serve not only a decorative but also a functional purpose. On the one hand, hanging baskets can be used even where space is limited thanks to their space-saving properties. Furthermore, they are also ideal as privacy screens.

What types of hanging baskets are there?

Flower hanging baskets can be placed at different levels. There are standing, wall-mounted and hanging types of hanging baskets.

Standing hanging baskets provide extra stability thanks to their sturdy construction. This makes this type particularly suitable for housing several plants and/or for multi-level planting. Ceiling or wall-mounted hanging baskets should tend to support plants with a light weight. Particular attention should be paid to stability, especially in windy conditions.

What does a hanging basket cost?

The price of a hanging basket is mainly determined by the quality and high-grade workmanship. The prices can range from low to high. The following table should give you an overview.

Price range Available products
Low-priced (1 - 10€) Mostly single hanging baskets with simple design
Medium-priced (11- 30€) Mostly hanging baskets in sets
High-priced (from 30€) Mostly noble design

Our ranking shows that you can buy individual hanging baskets from a low price range, which is particularly useful for beginners who like to experiment. From a medium price range onwards, it is mostly possible to buy hanging basket sets.

Which plants are suitable for hanging baskets?

Hanging plants are particularly suitable for hanging baskets.

Popular plants for hanging baskets are:

  • Ivy
  • Periwinkle
  • Magic bells
  • Herbs
  • Slate plate
  • (Hanging) Geraniums
  • Oleander
  • Begonias
  • Staghorn fern
  • Chandelier flower

However, there are no limits to your imagination and design. You should only make sure to hang more proliferating plants on the lowest level.

Conclusion

Flower hanging baskets are an excellent way to make your home more homely. Their space-saving yet eye-catching design enhances any space and makes them a stylish solution.

When buying a hanging basket, you should always keep in mind which plant is to be planted. Important buying criteria are the material and its shape and style, the article dimensions and fit, the weight, the installation location and the ease of installation and construction.

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