Planting a Shade Friendly Hanging Basket with Sphagnum Moss
With winter settling down and the holiday buzz subsiding, there is no better time to give your shade-loving plants some extra love and attention.
Shade plants grow best in areas with little to no direct sunlight. Some common full-shade plants are hostas, ferns, impatiens, and begonias. These plants need less water and maintenance, than plants that require more sunlight. Additionally, plants that thrive in shade live longer in colder temperatures.
In this blog, we will show you how to revitalize your plants by enriching their soil with Sphagnum moss. You will also give them a new stylish hanging basket to call home!
Here’s what you need to get started:
- SuperMoss Sphagnum Moss
- Timberline Hanging Basket
- For this project, we used two 4-inch plants (Baby Rubber Plants) and two 6-inch plants (Rattlesnake Plant & Arrowhead Plant)
- A container for water
- A tray to wet the moss
Step 1: Moisten your Sphagnum Moss with lots of fresh water!
Step 2: Add the Sphagnum Moss to your hanging basket and make sure the pieces are evenly soaked.
Step 3: Carefully take the plants from their plastic pots. Once you do this, create pockets in the moss for your plants. We are using the two smaller (4-inch) plants toward the front of the basket, and the two larger (6-inch) plants in the back!
Step 4: Pack in your plants and add extra Sphagnum to the tops of the plant soil. This will make sure the moisture stays inside the soil.
And you’re done!
Enjoy your plants in their new home with reduced watering time 🙂