The Easy Hack That Makes Connecting Hanging Planters A Breeze

When crafting their beautiful gardens, homeowners with green thumbs everywhere have come up with many creative ways to display their favorite plants. One of the most attractive methods for showcasing greenery is with hanging planters, as vertical gardening is a wonderful way to carry the beauty of gardens up off the ground. If you want to display multiple hanging plants without taking up tons of space, TikTok shares an incredibly easy way to connect your hanging planters to create a multi-tier vertical display. To do so, simply slide the hanger through the base of the upper pot before planting, then connect the two pots together.

Showcasing plants vertically is not only aesthetically pleasing, but for those with small (or no) yards where space is at a premium, hanging pots give the opportunity to add greenery and spruce up a garden, porch, or deck without the need for a large footprint. Hanging planters are perfect for renters as well, as they do not require any yard space and can be relocated easily as needed. Try using this simple TikTok hack to stack planters and maximize the number of plants you can add to your exterior.

Create your own tiered hanging planter

To stack the plastic hanging planters you get from the nursery, simply remove the hanger from the pot you wish to use on the bottom and detach the hook. Then, thread each arm of the hanger through its own hole in the bottom of the upper pot from the top. Once each of the three arms has been fed through, reattach the hanger to the sides of the lower pot. The base of the upper pot will now support the hanger for the lower pot.

After your tiered hanging baskets have been assembled, it is time to fill them with potting mix and plants. When selecting plants for hanging baskets, keep in mind that hanging planters require more watering than greenery planted in the ground as they dry out more quickly. Specifically, water whenever the potting mix feels dry. Further, to minimize how often you need to water your plants, consider using drought-resistant flowers and plants in your hanging baskets. Additionally, because the height off the ground allows vines to grow freely, trailing plants are perfect for hanging baskets as well. Once you have chosen your plants, hang your new multi-tiered hanging planter in your favorite garden spot, on the deck, or from your front porch to bring beauty, color, and nature to every corner of your outdoor space.

Tricks for making and maintaining your hanging baskets

This TikTok trick will only work with planters that have the same number of center holes as the number of plant hanger arms, which could be three or four. If you did not have the right holes, you could DIY the correct setup by drilling the number of holes you needed into the middle of the upper pot's base. Additionally, depending on the strength of the hangers, there may be weight limitations on how many pots they will support. For example, the weight of ceramic planters full of freshly-watered soil can be quite significant, so your hangers may only be able to support one or two pots. Conversely, if you are using small, lightweight plastic pots, you could likely stack many of them. This technique will also exclude self-watering planters from all but the bottom tier, as those types of planters have a reservoir at the base of the pot that cannot have holes.

When it comes to maintaining your hanging baskets, frequent watering is a must, especially on hot days. Using a watering can with a long spout or watering wand is the best method for watering hanging plant baskets, as you have the most control over the amount of water you are giving your plants. Further, when the water drips out of the upper pot, it will hydrate the pots below, so keep an eye on all of the tiers to ensure all have received adequate water without over-soaking.