Indoor Hanging Plants: If you’re tired of looking at the same four walls, bringing nature inside is an easy and good way to freshen up your space. In fact, studies have shown that plants can help reduce stress and indoor air pollutants. And there’s no question that they make your space, no matter the size, appearance – and feel – more comfortable and inviting.
If you are short of space or available tables, counters or shelves, turn to these hanging plants to infuse your home with greenery. Not to mention, these pretty peaks are a practical option if you have pets who like to snack on houseplants or young children who pick up anything in sight.
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Caring for a hanging plant may seem tricky, but the same rules apply: before sticking the plant, succulents or flowers in a new planter, read the amount of water and sun it needs to prosper. A south-facing window is best for plants that need bright light, but many of the plants on this list can survive in low light conditions. And whatever you do, make sure your planter has drainage holes to avoid overwatering.
- 1 1 Spider plant
- 2 2 Pothos
- 3 3 Orchid
- 4 4 English ivy
- 5 5 Tillandsia
- 6 6 Prayer plant
- 7 7 Bird’s nest fern
- 8 8 Pearl necklace
- 9 9 Christmas cactus
- 10 10 Boston fern
- 11 11 Philodendron Heartleaf
- 12 12 Chenille plant
- 13 13 Arrowhead factory
- 14 14 Burro’s tail
- 15 15 Peperomia
- 16 16 Maidenhair Fern
- 17 17 Grape ivy
- 18 18 Polka dot plant
1 Spider plant
Spider plants are classic for a reason: they have long, striped leaves and arched stems with tiny seedlings at the ends, which can be pinched to make new plants. Stick it in a room with bright light, even if it will adapt to low light conditions. Water it when the soil is slightly dry.
This hardy plant is perfect for beginners because it is extremely tolerant, it can survive for weeks without water or light. Pothos, who also goes through Devil’s Ivy, prefers moderate light, but will tolerate low light. Let dry between waterings.
Phalenopsis orchids do not deserve a bad reputation for being picky because they forgive pleasantly. They will continue to bloom for months – even years – as long as you give them bright, indirect light and water every week.
4 English ivy
English ivy is beautiful in cascade on the sides of a basket or a hanging pot. It prefers moderate light but will adapt to low light conditions. Let it dry completely between waterings.
Aerial plants are a type of epiphyte, which means they can grow without soil. That means it’s the closest thing to a maintenance-free plant! It is often sold in a glass globe, so hang it in a visible place where you can see its delicate beauty. Give it bright light and water by spraying from time to time.
6 Prayer plant
This underestimated beauty has veiled leaves that curl up, as in prayer, in response to darkness. It prefers a light and humid moderate soil.
7 Bird’s nest fern
The straight and bold fronds of this plant form a pretty vase shape. Certain varieties of bird’s nest ferns, such as that of Bloomscape, have ruffled edges. As with most ferns, this type needs bright light and regular watering.
8 Pearl necklace
The adorable name is reason enough to own this little gem! Tiny pearls hang on a long stem, giving this succulent a pear-inspired waterfall. Place it in a room with bright light and let the soil dry mainly between waterings.
9 Christmas cactus
The arched shape of this flowering plant works wonderfully in a hanging pot. Keep an eye out for different species throughout the year, as the colors of the flowers vary with the season. Give it bright light and water when the soil is completely dry.
10 Boston fern
These cheap ferns are a classic houseplant, but let’s clarify one thing: they require tons of TLC. Boston ferns need constant light humidity and high humidity, which you can accomplish by sticking them to a tray full of pebbles and water. They also lose regularly, so keep your broom on hand.
11 Philodendron Heartleaf
This vine is made up of shiny, heart-shaped leaves that nicely fill a hanging basket. They prefer moderate light and should dry out slightly between waterings.
12 Chenille plant
Caterpillar plants have red flowers resembling caterpillars that add a touch of color to any room. Hang it in a sunny place and keep it slightly damp for nice results.
13 Arrowhead factory
The arrow-shaped leaves with silver accents make it an interesting plant that will brighten up any room. Bonus: It is not difficult, and extremely easy to maintain for beginners. Just make sure it has moderate light and slightly moist soil.
14 Burro’s tail
This succulent has an interesting texture that resembles, you guessed it, the tail of a burro. The long stems hang down the sides of the pot, giving it a unique appearance. Like other succulents, it needs bright light and should dry out completely between waterings.
Pleated leaves and unique marks make it an eye-catching plant for any environment. It grows best in low to moderate light and should dry out between waterings.
16 Maidenhair Fern
These delicate ferns are superb, but beware: they need a high humidity (at least 50%) to survive. For this reason, Maidenhair ferns should be kept in sunny bathrooms where there is a lot of light and humidity.
17 Grape ivy
This lesser-known ivy plant has fuzzy leaves, which become shiny as they mature. It prefers moderate light, but easily adapts to low light conditions. Keep the soil slightly moist.
18 Polka dot plant
The pink, white or red speckled leaves of this plant make a statement. Place it in a room with moderate light and let it dry between waterings.