It is becoming more and more common decorate homes and exteriors (terraces, balconies, etc.) with hanging plants. One of the the most used is the hanging dipladenia but sometimes these don’t come like that. Can you have one or make a pendant out of it? Yes of course.
Next we are going to talk a bit about dipladenia and we will tell you what you can do to make a pendant out of it. Dark?
How is dipladenia
Dipladenia is actually a creeper, meaning it tangles up walls, trellises, or wherever you let it grow and grow easily. But it’s curious because if you look at the plant it doesn’t have tendrils (which are like little hooks that grow for climbing plants to cling to the parts to attach themselves) but rather the trunks themselves which are entered in multiple ways to achieve this goal.
The most characteristic are its flowers, called “trumpet flower” because of the way they are. It blooms in the spring and summer, but in the fall it starts to die back unless you take care of it (go indoors or in a greenhouse). In reality, although the plant is a perennial, when placed in a cold climate it becomes an annual, lose it in the winter and get it back, hopefully, in the spring.
As a plant it will not exceed 6 meters in height, although it is normal that if kept in a pot it does not reach one meter. Being a climber, it can be very tapestry, especially since it is fast growing. But in addition to having it like this, you can also consider having a hanging dipladenia.
how to get pendulous dipladenia
The vast majority of Dipladenias sold in stores come with a small trellis in which they have already become entangled, or are in the process of doing so, as well as some rungs to prevent the branches from falling and being damaged during transport or storage. plant handling. .
Usually, these are placed in areas where we want them to cover a wall or surface, or a stake is placed over them so that it wraps around them and grows alongside them.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have pendulous dipladenia. In fact, you can, and the technique is the same as with a poto: leave it unsupported.
To have a hanging plant, the first thing you need is to get one. hanging pot (It would be ideal if you had the pot and the hanger). Once in hand, you have to change the pot from which these plants come for one of them. It will be easier for you if you don’t put the hanger all the way, so that you can move freely.
Once you’ve transplanted it, cut the trellis or plastic grid that holds the “captive” plant and with that the branches will begin to fall off. Here you have two options:
- Let the plant fall completely to the ground, so that when you hang the pot, the branches slide down as if forming a curtain.
- Leave a small stake in the center and cause other branches to fall. This option will help you thicken the plant because you will be placing part of this plant to create a volume effect. For its part, the fallen branches will give it another image. At first it may not be visible, but as it grows you will see that it looks bigger than it is.
Both options are good, and it will all depend on the plant you have. If he is very bushy, you can go for the first one, but if he still needs to grow, so that he doesn’t look so “bald”, you can do the second idea, which will help you give him a larger form.
What care does a hanging dipladenia need?
Now that you’ve hung her, know that her needs change a bit. Specifically, we recommend the following:
always put it in a well-lit area, but that the direct sun does not give it. Keep in mind that we have a plant where the base may be visible and if the sun hits it it could burn it.
So opt for places with plenty of natural light.
The normal thing is to have it outside, on a terrace or a hanging balcony, but also, if you support it with light, it can be inside the house.
dipladenia It is not a plant that tolerates much cold, Rather quite the opposite. Therefore, if you live in an area where it drops below 10 degrees, it’s best to have it inside the house.
As you are going to have a hanging dipladenia, you will need a pot with good, nutritious soil for this plant. And it’s sandy soil.
try to make one mix between coconut fiber and black peat to obtain the most suitable for the plant. And don’t forget to restock over the months and years.
Be careful with irrigation, as this can be key to your plant’s survival. you must water it abundantly in summer and moderately to little in winter.
There is a directive that says that in summer it should be watered 3 times a week and in winter every 10 days, but the truth is that this Much will depend on what the plant asks of you.
And it is that depending on the climate, the location and the plant, you can request more or less quantity.
So what we recommend is that you first let the soil dry with water (put your finger and check if it’s wet, or a toothpick to see if it comes out clean and dry).
Do you want hanging dipladenia to survive and be perennial? Well, in addition to protecting it from low temperatures, you need to pay once a month. This is very important because the plant needs these extra nutrients.
Now, instead of always using liquid manure, it is better to use organic fertilizers such as manure, mill horn or guano.
Pruning is something common with a dipladenia to keep it from growing too large or getting “out of control”.
The good thing is you can prune it from spring to summer and also the rest of the year if you find that the plant is not growing properly.
As you can see, a hanging dipladenia is not difficult to obtain or maintain. How do you like it more?