17 Plants Perfect for Hanging in Your Home
This pretty indoor hanging plant gets its name from the small round leaves that trail down its thin stems. Baby’s tears (Pilea depressa) has delicate foliage that spreads quickly, making it a beautiful hanging plant. Hang this trailer up high and let the tears flow.
Burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum) is one of the most unique plants around. Because it’s a succulent, burro’s tail is extremely low-maintenance and great for indoor spaces. This funky plant is often confined to small tabletop pots, but it truly thrives when its thick foliage can run wild from a hanging pot.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a classic houseplant that earned its name from its spindly leaves. As a low light indoor hanging plant, this beauty will feel at home in almost any space—just be sure it's out of direct sunlight. Spider plant's bright green foliage effortlessly enlivens any space.
With its large, pointy leaves, arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum) is one of the best hanging plants for filling empty spaces. It thrives in humidity, so this houseplant lives well in a kitchen or bathroom. Arrowhead vine comes in shades of green, pink, and burgundy and is versatile for all types of decor. Make sure it’s out of reach from your pets—arrowhead vine is toxic to animals.
Bird's Nest Fern
Add some edge to your space with bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus). This hanging plant has gorgeous, curvy leaves that change shape depending on the amount of light exposure. Too much light will make the leaves crumple and turn them yellow, so keep out of direct sunlight.
The feathery foliage of Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) makes for a truly beautiful indoor hanging plant. Keep in mind that Boston fern loves humidity; be sure to spray it with water daily to keep the leaves from drying out.
Adaptable to most conditions, pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is one of the easiest houseplants you can grow. It’s also known as one of the best houseplants for purifying air, making it the perfect plant for your bedroom. Hang pothos near your bed and breathe easier at night. The variegated leaves trailing over a pot will brighten up your space.
Native to rainforests, philodendron adds a tropical vibe to your home. This indoor hanging plant is a shade lover and is extremely low-maintenance. Be warned: You might have a hard time choosing a philodendron, as there are many beautiful varieties with diverse shades of color and shapes of leaves.
Chenille plant (Acalypha hispida) makes an impression immediately. Fuzzy red flowers trail down from deep green foliage, earning the houseplant the nickname red-hot cat’s-tail. Take advantage of this plant’s vibrancy and hang it somewhere that needs a little color. Prune chenille plant to keep it healthy longer.
This indoor hanging plant has delicate foliage that trails down in graceful waves. Sometimes indoor environments are too dry for maidenhair fern (Adiantum), so be extra aware of your watering habits. Spritz this houseplant a few times a week to keep the humidity levels up. This is one of the best houseplants for living rooms because the wispy light green leaves will match most decor.
String of Pearls
String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is one of the most distinct indoor plants with its plump, round 'pearls' that resemble peas. These beads are actually filled with water to help string of pearls survive periods of drought. The vibrant green color lights up a room and looks dramatic when spilling out of pots.
String of Hearts
We’re obsessed with this lovely indoor hanging plant that grows long and intricate foliage. String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) has variegated green and silver leaves with hints of purple. The thin heart-shape leaves romantically dangle off fine vines. Suspend string of hearts as high as you can and let it grow!
Sometimes called baby rubber plant, peperomia is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. There are many varieties of this plant, and each one boasts different foliage colors and patterns.
The unique shapes of orchids (Orchidaceae) make for dynamic indoor hanging plants. Their beautiful flowers will add a pop of color and sophistication to your home. Make sure to hang your orchids where they'll get enough sunlight to thrive—ideally in front of a window. Try this hanging orchid planter for a modern take on an orchid display.
This isn't your typical fern. Staghorn ferns put a modern twist on the traditional fern that we all know and love. This plant makes a statement in your space, thanks to its unique leaf shapes that grow long and wide. Mount your staghorn fern on a wooden board or assemble it in a kokedama. Staghorn fern prefers natural light.
Air plants have quickly become an indoor gardener favorite as of recent, and it's no secret why. These wispy plants require little maintenance and can be displayed in creative ways. Air plants work well as hanging plants in glass capsules, mounted on walls, or in macrame hanging plant holders. Every gardener should try air plants in their home.