How To Install Suspended Ceiling
Easy tools make it easy to install the suspended plant ceiling (plafond vegetal suspend). The suspended plant ceiling is becoming a popular way to decorate and add interest to your home. Although the method of installation may be quite different than hanging plants from the ground, it’s still possible to do so with ease through the use of some easy-to-use tools.
You’ll find that this is an incredibly versatile method of adding color, texture and life to any room in your house. It’s also perfect for those who have no space on their floors or walls to hang plants. Suspending them from the ceiling provides you with all the benefits of growing indoor plants without having to worry about them.
There are two main ways to install a suspended plant ceiling in your house. The first is by using a drywall anchor system which will require drilling into the wall. This method is best for those who want to place more than one plant. It can be difficult to drill holes into solid wood and drywall, but if you’re not too concerned about making sure that everything looks just right, then this is the way to go.
The second and more common way to hang suspended ceiling plants is with the use of a specially designed tool called a “plant hanger”. These plant support systems allow you to hang and grow your favorite plants from ceilings, floors and even walls. They take up much less space than other methods because they don’t need to be anchored to anything.
In this article I’m going to show you how to hang suspended plant ceiling systems and give you some tips to make sure that it works out smoothly for you.
Step 1: Choose Your Plant Hanger
Most suspended plant ceiling systems come with multiple options to choose from. Some have holes in the top while others allow you to attach any type of plant directly to them. One advantage to choosing the latter option is that you can easily remove the plant when you change it out for another.
I recommend the following types of plant hangers:
1) The Pendant Plant Hanger –
These look like large hooks which extend above the ceiling. You can hang them anywhere along the length of a wall or ceiling.
2) The Eye Hook Plant Hanger –
These are very similar to Pendants except they connect to the ceiling at the center instead of the side. They’re great for placing anywhere along the sides of a wall or ceiling.
3) The Floor Hanging Plant Hanger –
These connect to the floor or ceiling and allow you to hang plants from them. If you want to hang a single plant or a small grouping of plants, then the Floor Hanger is probably the easiest to use.
4) The Suspended Plant Hanger –
These are usually very similar to the Floor Hanger except they allow you to hang larger plants from them. A typical size would be 2 feet by 3 feet, allowing you to hang a full sized potted plant.
5) The Wall Mounted Plant Hanger –
These are used for hanging plants from the outside surface of a wall or the inside of a window frame. They work well for decorating rooms where there is little space available on the wall or ceiling.
These are just a few examples of what can be installed with suspended plant ceiling systems. There are many more types of plant hangers available, all designed to meet the specific needs of anyone looking to suspend plants from the ceiling. For example, some models have integrated lighting fixtures as part of the plant hanger. Others have built-in fans for cooling purposes. And some have integrated watering systems.
To choose the plant hanger that’s right for you, check out the manufacturer’s website and see if they offer any additional information. If they don’t provide a lot of detailed information about the product, then move on to another manufacturer.
Step 2: Attach The Plant Hanger To The Ceiling Or Wall
Once you’ve chosen the plant hanger that’s right for your needs, you’re ready to begin attaching it to the ceiling or wall. Many people prefer to have the hanging point located close to the center of the ceiling or wall. That way the plant hangs straight down and doesn’t appear to be leaning toward either direction.
It’s important to remember that these points aren’t permanently attached to the ceiling or wall. As mentioned earlier, they’re designed to be removed and replaced whenever you wish. So once you’ve decided where you’d like to place the plant hanger, you should mark the spot with tape or spray paint.
If you’re installing a suspended plant ceiling system that has a hole in the top, then you’ll want to use a hole saw to cut a hole in the ceiling. Make sure to wear safety goggles and rubber gloves when doing so. Also, make sure to cover the area surrounding the hole to prevent dust from spreading. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to attach the plant hanger.
Some manufacturers provide special mounting clips, screws, or adhesive pads to help you attach the hanger to the ceiling, wall or both. But if none of those options are available, you can always use nails. Just take care to avoid any hard objects such as picture frames, lamps or mirrors behind the wall or ceiling.
When attaching the plant hanger to the ceiling, you’ll likely need to drill a hole or create a new opening. Before you start drilling, make sure you use a power drill to test the strength of the ceiling. Also, be sure to wear safety goggles and rubber gloves.
If your ceiling is made of drywall, you’ll need to make sure that you drill holes far enough away from each other so that the drywall doesn’t break. If you have a metal framed ceiling, you won’t need to worry about this because the screws that hold the plant hanger in place will be strong enough to withstand the load.
When attaching the plant hanger to the wall, you’ll need to use a hammer to tap the screws into place. If you accidentally hit something behind the wall or ceiling, you could cause serious damage.
Step 3: Hang Your Favorite Plants!
This step is pretty self-explanatory. All you need to do is put your plants on the hanging point. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw, but don’t overdo it. This will only cause the plant to lean or fall off.
Step 4: Watering Your New Plants
One thing that makes suspended plant ceiling systems so beneficial is that you can water them from below. No longer are you restricted to using plastic pots. Now you can use real plants.
Many manufacturers include instructions for how often you should water your plants. Most suggest regular light misting, but never let the soil completely dry out. It’s important to keep the roots moist so that they continue to absorb oxygen and nutrients.
Also, never allow your plants to sit in direct sunlight and don’t ever expose them to freezing temperatures. They’re sensitive to temperature changes and can become damaged.
And finally, always replace them before they die. Dead plants cannot recover and will simply rot away. When you’re replacing them, make sure you select a good quality plant. Plants that are grown in poor conditions tend to be weak and susceptible to disease.
Step 5: Enjoy Your New Plants
Your new suspended plant ceiling is now complete! Don’t forget to enjoy being able to grow healthy plants right above your head. Not only does it feel amazing, but it’s also a great way to save money.
Not only can you grow plants indoors, but you can also use them to increase the beauty of your outdoor living spaces. They’re ideal for patios, balconies, decks, porches, gardens and backyards.
So hang up some plants today! They’ll bring life and color to any room of your house. Plus, you can rest assured knowing that you’re providing your loved ones with fresh air, vitamins and minerals.
So, there are two main ways to install a suspended plant ceiling in your house. The first way is by using a drywall anchor system which will require drilling into the wall. This method is best for those who want to place more than one plant and the second is through a plant hanger.