How to Grow Snake Plant in Hanging Basket

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Have you ever thought of growing a snake plant in a hanging basket? Well, if you know the suitable Sanseveiria variety, it’s simple!

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Growing snake plants in hanging baskets should be your go-to choice to add some vertical greenery to your space. It’s one of the easiest plants to grow, so you can rest assured to do minimal things to keep it well!

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Choosing the Right Snake Plant Variety

Choosing the Right Snake Plant Variety

Pick any dwarf cultivar or consider plants like Sansevieria Trifasciata, Sansevieria Cylindrica, and Sansevieria Hahnii.

However, for your hanging baskets, the best one to grow is Sansevieria ballyi. It stays compact and has a slow to moderate growth rate. And the best part—it trails!

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To begin with, choose a 6-10 inches wide hanging basket. It’s suitable for small plants and should be enough for at least 2-3 years. After that, you can divide and remove the extra plants, repot the mother plant in the same basket again, and fill it with fresh soil.

Or, opt for a bigger basket, maybe 10-12 inches in size. And remember, it’s always a good idea to go for a wider than a deeper basket. Next, ensure the basket has good drainage to prevent waterlogging. Also, consider the weight when watered. The hanging mechanism can support it.

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How to Grow Snake Plant in Hanging Basket

How to Grow Snake Plant in Hanging Basket

1. Planting

For the growing medium, fill the basket with loose, well-draining, sandy, or loamy soil for drainage and preventing rot. Cactus or succulent potting mixes work well.

Gently place the plant in the center of the basket. Fill the soil around the roots until an inch of space is left at the top. Otherwise, the soil may spill when you water the plant.

2. Location and Light

For indoors, hang the basket near a bright window. For outdoors, pick a spot that gets filtered sunlight or complete shade for most part of the day.

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3. Watering

You should water your snake plants sparingly, especially in winter. They prefer low light and irregular watering and will survive droughts like champs.

If you live in hot weather, you should water more frequently, as hanging baskets dry out sooner than regular pots.

Additional Tips for Growing Snake Plants in Hanging Baskets

Additional Tips for Growing Snake Plants in Hanging Baskets
  • If your basket is small, plant only one snake plant for healthy growth.
  • Avoid placing the basket in full sun or complete darkness.
  • Do not hang the basket in a too-windy location. It should not sway too much.
  • You can add some interesting plant combinations in the same basket, like mini succulents.
  • Last but not least, pay attention to the watering. Stick in your finger about an inch deep. If it feels dry, it needs watering.

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