Revitalize Your Home: 5 Perfect Hanging Plants for an Indoor Oasis
Indoor gardens aren’t limited to kitchen tops and bookshelves – take your indoor oasis to the skies with some hanging indoor plants.
We’ll list our favorite hanging indoor plants, from the most popular houseplants to easy-to-care-for plants that are perfect for novice plant parents.
Inspirational Plant Ideas for Hanging Indoor Plants
There are so many plants that would love to call a hanging basket their home!
But you know, each of them is special in its own way, just like us. They all have their little quirks that can change how we take care of them in a hanging setup.
On top of listing our favorite hanging indoor plants, we’ll provide useful tips to help you care for your plant babies in their elevated position so they can shine and enjoy the view.
String of Pearls
Isn’t the String of Pearls just absolutely stunning? It’s probably one of the main indoor plants that spark many plant parents’ obsession with hanging indoor plants.
Its unique appearance, with cascading vines adorned with small, pea-like spherical foliage resembling a string of pearls, makes it visually captivating and appealing in any setting.
The string of pearls is actually a succulent that helps to purify the air! What could be better? 🌿
If you have your String of Pearls on an elevated position like a hanging pot, allow for bright but indirect light. Overexposure can scorch its delicate leaves!
Also, be cautious about watering; this plant prefers to be a bit thirsty rather than drenched – so let the soil dry between waterings. And remember not to neglect proper drainage since its roots might rot in consistently wet conditions.
Donkey’s Tail (Sedum Morganianum)
Donkey’s Tail, or Burro’s Tail, is another stunning and unique-looking succulent. Its adorable trailing stems, laden with plump, teardrop-shaped leaves, bring a delightful cascading effect that can liven up any space. The plant’s unique appearance, with its blue-green color and a hint of silver sheen, adds a visually appealing touch to your indoor or outdoor garden.
As for the care, these succulents thrive in bright, indirect light and prefer well-drained soil. Ensure to water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings to avoid root rot. In an elevated position, ensure the plant is secure, and the trailing stems have room to grow. Also, be gentle when handling as the leaves can easily detach.
The Philodendron Family (Araceae)
Many varieties of Philodendrons are well suited to growing in hanging environments. After all, they are vining plants by nature.
Their trailing vines and heart-shaped leaves bring an essence of tropical forests right into our living rooms, making them a striking hanging plant.
We particularly like the contrasting shades of green and yellow on the Philodendron Brasil.
Now, let’s talk about their care. Philodendrons in elevated positions are sure to garner attention, but they have specific needs, too.
First, they love indirect light – a spot near a north or east-facing window would be perfect. But don’t worry if your home isn’t well-lit. They can tolerate low light conditions, too (though they might grow slower).
They prefer their soil to dry out between waterings, so do not overwater them. Plus, they’ll appreciate regular misting to mimic their natural humid environment.
One indoor plant that is perfect for beginner plant parents and also looks great in a hanging planter is the many different Pothos varieties, like Golden Pothos.
Their vibrant, cascading vines with heart-shaped leaves make them a visually appealing addition to any space.
Each variety has its own charm – the Golden Pothos, with its sunny yellow variegation; the Silver Pothos, with its splash of silver; or the Satin Pothos, with its velvety texture and silvery patterns. They can create a lush, green waterfall that will definitely catch the eye of your visitors.
The beauty of these plants isn’t just skin-deep, though. They are excellent air purifiers, helping to filter out common household toxins.
As we mentioned earlier, they’re pretty easy to care for, even when hanging up high. Make sure they get medium to bright indirect sunlight and water when the top inch of soil is dry. Remember, they are susceptible to overwatering, so it’s better to err on the side of under-watering. Keep them happy, and they’ll grace your space with their leafy charm.
English ivy, with its cascading vines and distinctive-shaped leaves, is a fantastic option for a trailing indoor plant.
It’s an excellent choice for hanging baskets or high shelves, as it brings a touch of rustic charm and tranquility to any space. The lush green foliage adds a sense of serenity, and the way the vines drape down can make even the simplest corner look like a mini jungle.
It’s a plant that’s not just beautiful but also tells a story of growth and resilience, perfect for adding character to your home.
Now, caring for English ivy in an elevated position can be as rewarding as it is easy. Ensure it gets moderate sunlight – indirect light is best. Water it when the top inch of the soil feels dry, but be careful not to waterlog it.
To keep your ivy looking its best, rotate your plant periodically to ensure even growth on all sides and prune any overly long tendrils. Hanging it up high also reduces the chances of pest infestations.
String of Nickels
For those wondering which plant in the above image is the String of Nickels, it is the small leafed plant on the far left.
The String of Nickels, with its fascinating coin-shaped leaves, is a unique, cascading plant that certainly adds a touch of whimsy to any room. By hanging it in an elevated position, you not only showcase its trailing beauty but also create a fresh, lively atmosphere. The lush green color of the leaves and their intriguing shape provide an eye-catching contrast that can make your room feel more vibrant and inviting.
Caring for this gem is quite simple. Ensure it gets bright but indirect sunlight, as direct sun can scorch the leaves. Water it moderately when the top inch of soil is dry to avoid overwatering.
Isn’t a thriving Nasturtium just a beautiful sight to behold?
Its vivid, versatile colors – ranging from bright reds and yellows to soft peaches and creams – seem to bring a smile to anyone visiting your home. Its round, lily-pad-like leaves add a unique texture that’s remarkably visually appealing. When hung, it cascades down with a natural elegance that simply breathes life into any space.
The reason why it’s not a common indoor plant might be due to its love for sunlight. But don’t worry, with the right care, we can make it work! Keep your hanging nasturtium in a well-lit location, preferably near a south-facing window. Regular watering, but not too much, is key – let the soil dry out between soakings. And here’s a tip: nasturtiums love a bit of neglect.
The Epipremnum Pinnatum is a fantastic choice for a hanging houseplant – although not one that you will see very often.
It has a stunningly exotic look with its uniquely patterned, large, heart-shaped leaves that drape down beautifully, creating a lush green cascade. These features make it an absolute showstopper as a hanging plant.
Now, you might wonder why it isn’t as common as other hanging houseplants. The main reason is that it can grow rather large and needs a bit more space and attention than your average trailing plant. But that’s not a downside; it’s an opportunity to have a truly unique, eye-catching piece in your indoor garden!
Caring for your Epipremnum Pinnatum in an elevated position isn’t hard, but it does require some attention. Remember to provide bright, indirect light as direct sunlight can scorch their beautiful leaves. Water it regularly but ensure the soil gets time to dry out in between – nobody likes soggy roots. Don’t forget to prune it occasionally to manage growth and maintain its health.
Spanish moss, with its ethereal, draping form, certainly adds a unique touch of charm and elegance to any space. It’s visually appealing not only because of its gray-green color but also for the delicate, lace-like structure that gives it an almost dreamy, surreal vibe.
Spanish moss is not just a pretty face. It’s an air plant, meaning it absorbs nutrients from air and rain, which makes it an excellent natural air purifier. Plus, it’s known to provide habitats for many creatures in the wild and is even used in craft projects for its flexible and durable nature.
As for its care, Spanish Moss loves bright, indirect light and high humidity. Make sure to mist it regularly, but avoid soaking it completely. Hang it up in an airy spot to allow good air circulation, which prevents the growth of mold. And remember, it’s a slow grower, so be patient with your mossy friend.