What Plant Could Work?

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HI guys. My mom bought me a little hanging ufo planter and I'm not sure what could work in it. Any suggestions? Its roughly 6inches tall, and 4inches wide.

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That is SO cool! I’m totally putting that on my wishlist.

You could do some sand as substrate with some air plants! I’m not too sure how well succulents would do, they might stretch and get leggy pretty quickly.
 

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BReefer97 said:
That is SO cool! I’m totally putting that on my wishlist.

You could do some sand as substrate with some air plants! I’m not too sure how well succulents would do, they might stretch and get leggy pretty quickly.
Succulents doesn't require frequent watering ....air plants can work too
 

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What kind of drainage does it have and how much light will this get? That will really determine what kind of plant you can put in it

There are quite a few that stay smaller or grow really slow that would work depending on drainage and light
 

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Latrell said:
Succulents doesn't require frequent watering ....air plants can work too
Oh I know they don’t require frequent watering. Succulents tend not to do so well indoors after a few months because they typically need more light than your home can provide. They’ll live, but they’ll stretch out and grow tall, as opposed to growing outwards and full.

The air plant called Tillandsia ionantha is a really cool option. They have these purple and yellow blooms that are so so neat.

Other things you could try would be those miniaturized fairy garden plants. You could probably even do String of Pearls or String of Bananas!
 
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It doesn't have a drainage hole, so I'm planning on creating some sort of drainage. Its going to hang in front of my window

Ill look into some air plants! Thanks
 

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Princethepurplebetta said:
It doesn't have a drainage hole, so I'm planning on creating some sort of drainage. Its going to hang in front of my window

Ill look into some air plants! Thanks
Can you drill it? No drainage isn't good for most houseplants. You could try to leave a plant in the nursery pot and water outside of it then let it drain in the sink and return it to the spaceship after. If you get some really good drainage I'd look at some succulents like ice plants or something. An Africian violet would also be really pretty in it!
 
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e_watson09 said:
Can you drill it? No drainage isn't good for most houseplants. You could try to leave a plant in the nursery pot and water outside of it then let it drain in the sink and return it to the spaceship after. If you get some really good drainage I'd look at some succulents like ice plants or something. An Africian violet would also be really pretty in it!
Its made of glass. I don't have anything that can safely drill into it. I was planning on using hydroballs and what not for the drainage (I use it in my gecko tanks with plants currently)
 

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Princethepurplebetta said:
Its made of glass. I don't have anything that can safely drill into it. I was planning on using hydroballs and what not for the drainage (I use it in my gecko tanks with plants currently)
You can drill glass with a diamond drill bit but this one would be hard. If I were you I'd just put the whole nursery pot in there and take it out to water. The hydroballs really won't create drainage and most plants giving a REALLY good watering to allow the build up of minerals to release is a good thing.
 

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Princethepurplebetta said:
Its made of glass. I don't have anything that can safely drill into it. I was planning on using hydroballs and what not for the drainage (I use it in my gecko tanks with plants currently)
Why not an airplant or two? They come in all sorts of different variations sizes colors. They don't use soil or any substrate. Instead you soak them in water once a week for about 30 min then flip upside down to remove any excess water in the crevasses until they're dry and put them back in their spot
 

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