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Hanging roof garden

Hanging roof garden

Hanging roof garden? Oh My God, what is it?

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In this topic, we want to introduce you what a hanging roof garden is?!

If you are searching google for hanging roof garden, it means you perhaps are seeking the best choices of hanging plants for your vertical green spaces or for your pergolas.


Hanging roof garden

What are good hanging plants used for outside?

Common ivy

You have probably seen common ivy a lot in English movies. common ivy is a fast-growing plant that is a permanent fixture in English gardens. For this reason, it is also known as English ivy and it is mostly used to cover walls and to insulate them in a way.

Sometimes it can help treat your disease! Some parts of common ivy are useful for treating cough.

Now, stay with “Greencheckco” to learn how to care for common ivy flowers after the introduction.

This beautiful creeping plant has beautiful green and yellow flowers during summer and autumn, which about 65 types of insects can use their juice.

In winter, its blossoms turn into small yellow or orange fruits, which are a favorite food for birds. Pay attention! We said birds. It is better not to try them yourself, because they are toxic to human to eat.

Common ivy flower is very beautiful even in spring, because its green leaves start to grow and create a beautiful cover, and thanks to the high health level of this plant. The creeping common ivy rarely suffers from pests and diseases.

The appropriate light for common ivy:

The ideal place for the creeping common ivy is a cool place. Common ivy does not like heat much in a hanging roof garden, so next to a warm skylight window and a bright radiator will not be a good place for it.

Although it likes coldness, it also loves light, so a bright room such as a pergola a gazebo that receives indirect sunlight is ideal for it. Common ivy has a great growth even in partial shade.

Hanging roof garden

Hanging roof garden

Hanging roof garden

Watering common ivy:

Like many other plants, common ivy flower for a hanging roof garden does not like to be waterlogged. Always try to keep the soil moist, not wet. Careful watering will cause brown spots on the leaves.

If you are not very skilled and experienced in the field of watering plants, you can add some stones and sand to the soil to prevent possible problems caused by excessive watering. This helps the water to pass through.

Using expanded clay is also a good idea for this plant spices, especially for hot and dry areas, because clay stores water in itself, and as a result, the plant can use it during the dry season.


As a low-trouble plant, ordinary potting soil is suitable for common ivy.

To further strengthen the plant, you can also use animal horn chip fertilizer. The porosity of the soil is very important, a good soil should be able to pass water through itself and not stay submerged in water.

If you are interested in types of ivy plants, we suggest you read the article on how to care for white ivy plants.

Leather flower

Leather flower belongs to the climbing and creeping Buttercup family and usually grows on the scaffolding, pergola or gazebos. The growth of leather flower reaches up to 3.5 meters, which makes the space in which it is used infinitely eye-catching. Leather flower species for a hanging roof garden are very diverse and often climbing, woody and deciduous. The leaves of leather flower are placed on the stem, opposite each other, and each bunch of leaves usually consists of three to five leaflets. Leaflets are round or heart-shaped. leather flower should be watered when the soil is completely dry. Too much water in heavy soils will prevent its flowering, and you may use fertilizer for flowering by mistake, which will make the situation worse than before. Light soil is the best option for maintaining the leather flower. The soil in which leather flower is placed is called vegetable soil, which is a combination of sand, fertilizer, peat moss, and garden soil. This type of soil does not retain water and quickly rejects it, and this action saves the plant’s roots from rotting.

Hanging roof garden

Hanging roof garden


This species is a colorful plant which nicely flowers usually during summers. They are known specially for being hanged from pots and baskets. With its gorgeous green leaves and fabulous vibrant flowers, these summer beauties are not just bursting with color but are low maintenance too, which is what makes them so popular, especially for beginners. It could be an excellent choice for your roof garden or terrace when exposed to full sun light since the plant is too sun-lover. If you want to buy it from any store/ supplier for your hanging roof garden, pay attention to its size and color. If the leaves are healthy then no discoloration on or below the leaves should be seen. To avoid any root rot, place your plant in large pots because of its need to generous root growing space. Good suitable drainage holes also is a must for this beautiful species.


The Million Bells (Calibrachoa) is a popular balcony or roof garden plant that produces countless white, yellow, orange, red, pink and purple flowers throughout the season. A sunny to partially shaded location and a well-drained substrate are preferred for this plant. The growth of this kind is bushy and overhanging. A disadvantage of Calibrachoa is its low growth rates which are a problem in commercial production. So do not expect its fast grow if you want to fulfill your green wall with highest speed 😊.




Petunias are one of the most popular summer bedding plants, flowering throughout summer until the first severe frosts of autumn. Their mass of flowers brings lots of great color ranges to your roof garden and terrace. Petunias prefer to be grown in full sun, although during hot, sunny summers they will tolerate light shade. They grow best in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil.


With blooms that mimic sprinkled confetti, Portulaca puts on a roof garden celebration all summer long.  Portulaca means ‘large-flowered,’. It adds a profusion of great blooms to any terrace and hanging roof garden.! The flowers of Portulaca close at night and reopen the next morning, isn’t it attractive for your roof garden?

Diamond Frost Euphorbias

Diamond Frost Euphorbias are flowering succulent plants commonly cultivated as an annual and commonly used in landscaping, outdoors and as indoor. Diamond frost euphorbia plants are fairly hardy plants for your hanging roof garden and are easy to care for once established in the garden or as a houseplant. In hot regions such as Oman and emirates, they can be grown as annuals.

A large quantity of very small white flowers makes diamond frost euphorbia an ideal filler if you are planning for having a mixed planting.

Regular watering in summer is particularly important specially in Oman with hot climate. You would better water your plant in the morning or evening. You should also water slowly and, if possible, not over flowers and leaves.

Many bedding and balcony plants have high to very high nutrient requirements. On your hanging roof garden, while planting, mix slow-release fertilizer into the potting soil and regularly fertilize with liquid after 4-6 weeks.




Lobelia is an attractive year-round plant found in many varieties. Lobelia is carefree and easy-to-grow and a cool weather-lover plant. It should be noted, however, that all parts of the Lobelia plant (including the leaves, stem, flowers, and seeds) are considered toxic to humans,1 so use caution when planting annual lobelia in common gathering areas such as roof garden. For your hanging roof garden, pay attention to allowing plenty of air circulation while planting this plant. You also have to consider preferably large space for its root growing because if not, there is the risk of being deteriorated. If you bring this plant inside during winter, do not let the roots dry completely and keep watering it but lessen it in comparison with summer days. You also should put them in fron of sun during winter to keep it healthier, Cut off all old leaves of plant when you see new growth is appearing in the spring season.


The licorice plant has been a most-favorite type by gardeners due to its frosted leaves and because of its gently spreading growth habit. Although not large, the licorice plant makes a strong impact with its unique texture, form, and color, and makes a great groundcover or trailing plant for planter boxes.

The small, roundish leaves are covered in soft, gray hairs, giving them both a velvety or felt-like feel and an iridescent look for your hanging roof garden and green vertical spaces.




The large-leaved periwinkle is walkable and shows numerous violet-blue flowers during the flowering period. If you want to use them for your hanging roof garden, note that in April and May, the Vinca major presents a large number of solitary flowers, from which capsules later form. The simple, star-shaped flowers contrast beautifully with the large, green leaves. The oppositely arranged leaves are egg-shaped, pointed and shiny. They reach a size of three to seven centimeters. Therefore, this species is a good choice for a hanging roof garden.

Black-Eyed Susan Vine

It’s always wonderful to discover a plant that can solve a multitude of garden challenges while looking gorgeous at the same time. In green vertical spaces and roof gardens especially on pergolas, this fast-growing tender perennial is a great space-saver because it enthusiastically twines up trellises, fences, arbors, and other supports to take advantage of underutilized vertical space. If you are about to quickly fill in bare spots in your hanging roof garden, allow black-eyed Susan vine to ramble unsupported along the ground to create a lovely green floral carpet. Do not lose this gorgeous species for your pergolas and vertical spaces of your roof garden.

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