If you are tired of staring at the same four walls, bringing nature into a room is an easy and good way to refresh your space. In fact, studies have shown that plants can help reduce stress and reduce indoor air pollutants. And there’s no doubt that they make your space, no matter the size, look – and feel – more comfortable and welcoming. If you are short on available space or tables, desks, or shelves, then switch to these indoor hanging plants for planting vibrant greenery in your home. Not to mention, this pretty choice is a practical choice if you have a pet who likes to nibble on houseplants, or a small child who likes to see everything in sight.
Caring for hanging plants may sound complicated, but the same rules apply: Before gluing plants, succulents, or flowers in a new planter, read about how much water and sunlight it needs to thrive. A south-facing window is best for plants that need bright light, but many of the plants on this list can withstand low light conditions. And whatever you do, make sure your planters have draining holes to prevent overwatering
1. Polka Dot Plant
The plant’s pink, white, or speckled red leaves make it a statement maker. Put it in a room with medium light, and let it dry between waterings.
2. Grape Ivy
This lesser-known ivy plant has fuzzy leaves, which become shiny as they mature. It prefers moderate light, but adapts well to low light conditions. Keep the soil slightly moist.
3. Maidenhair Fern
These delicate ferns are amazing, but beware: They need a high level of humidity (at least 50%) to survive. For this reason, Maidenhair Ferns should be kept in a sunny bathroom where there is a lot of light and humidity.
The wrinkled leaves and unique markings make this plant attractive for any arrangement. It grows best in low to moderate light, and should dry out between waterings.
5. Burro’s Tail
This succulent has an interesting texture that makes it look like a burro tail. Long stems dangling down the sides of the pot, giving it a unique look. Like other succulents, it requires bright light and must be completely dry between waterings.
6. Arrowhead Plant
The arrow-shaped leaves with a splash of silver make it an attractive plant that will brighten up any room. Bonus: It’s not fussy, and very easy to care for for beginners. Just make sure it has moderate light, and that the soil is slightly moist.
7. Chenille Plant
Chenille plants have red caterpillar-like flowers that add a pop of color to any room. Hang it where it gets lots of sun, and keep it slightly moist for a pretty result.
8. Philodendron Heartleaf
These vines are made of shiny heart-shaped leaves that fill hanging baskets well. They prefer medium light, and should dry out a little between waterings.
9. Boston Fern
These cheap ferns are classic houseplants, but let’s be clear: They need a ton of TLC. Boston ferns require constant light humidity and high humidity levels, which you can achieve by gluing them on a tray of gravel and water. They also urinate frequently, so have your broom ready.
10. Christmas Cactus
The curvy shape of this flowering plant works beautifully in a hanging pot. Pay attention to different species throughout the year, as the color of the flowers varies according to the season. Provide bright light, and water when the soil is completely dry.
11. String of Pearls
An adorable name is reason enough to own this little gem! Tiny beads dangle down the long stems, giving this succulent a pear-inspired cascade. Place in a room with bright light, and let most of the soil dry out between waterings.
12. Bird’s Nest Fern
The plant’s bold, erect leaves form a gorgeous vase. Some varieties of Bird’s Nest Fern, like this one from Bloomscape, have ruffled edges. Like most ferns, this breed requires bright light and regular watering.
13. Prayer Plant
This underappreciated beauty has veined leaves that curl, as if in prayer, responding to darkness. It prefers light, moist soil.
Air plants are a type of epiphyte, which means they can grow without soil. That means, it is the closest plant to plants without treatment! These are often sold in glass balls, so hang them somewhere visible where you can see their delicate beauty. Give it bright light, and lightly water it occasionally.
15. English Ivy
English Ivy looks beautiful flowing down the side of a hanging basket or pot. It prefers moderate light but will adapt to dim light conditions. Let it dry completely between waterings.
Phalenopsis orchids don’t deserve a bad reputation for being chatty because they are fun forgiving. They will continue to bloom for months and years, even as long as you provide them with bright, indirect light and water each week.
Phalenopsis orchids don’t deserve a bad reputation for being chatty because they please forgive. They will continue to bloom for months and years, even as long as you provide them with bright, indirect light and water each week.
18. Spider Plant
Spider plants are classic for a reason: They have long strappy leaves and curved stems with tiny plantlets at the ends, which can be pinched to make a new baby plant. Stick it in a room with bright light, even though it will adjust to low light conditions. Water when the soil is slightly dry.