Best hanging indoor plants

Best hanging indoor plants

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Perhaps you have run out of all possible shelf and floor space for your plants or maybe you are looking for a new and creative way to display your much-loved greenery. Whatever your reason for choosing to hang your shrubs, the versatility, dynamism, and beauty of this display option is profound!

Perfect for those who are short on space or for DIYers looking to up their garden game with some homemade macrame hanging baskets, hanging houseplants are an ideal way to take your love of plants to new heights.

Let’s find out how - or head straight to to stock up on some lush foliage now!

What are the easiest hanging plants to care for?

While getting your first hanging plant off the ground might seem a little daunting, caring for your hanging babies after take off couldn’t be easier. Many common hanging houseplants are incredibly low-maintenance, requiring minimal attention with maximum results. Here’s some of the easiest - and most beautiful - options around.

String of Nickels

With coin-shaped leaves and its distinctive silver variegation, you’d be forgiven for thinking this elegant plant was high maintenance. However, these trailing epiphytes are easy to look after once they’re hanging in a spot of bright light - just water whenever the soil gets dry and you’re done!

Heartleaf Philodendron

Another beautiful option is this evergreen climber. The best thing about the Heartleaf Philodendron  - aside from its luscious heart-shaped leaves in their distinctive deep, glossy green - is its hardiness. Incredibly tolerant of drought, this species can survive even the most forgetful plant parent! 

The best hanging plants for your bedroom

Boston Ferns

Boston Ferns are not only beautiful with their featherlike fronds, they are great as a hanging plant for your bedroom due to their air-purifying properties. These hanging plants are exceptionally good at cleaning the air so hang them in your bedroom for a fresh and cleansed sleep environment.

Golden Pothos

The variegated golden-yellow leaves of the pothos add a sense of elegance when hung in your bedroom. Similar to Boston Ferns, this is one of the best indoor hanging plants you can keep in your bedroom as it also purifies airborne toxins exceptionally well. 

What are the best indoor wall plants for a kitchen?

Aside from potted herbs in hanging baskets, another great indoor houseplant for the kitchen is the Arrowhead Plant. Growing into a long vine over time, this multi-colored species that comes in green, pink, and burgundy varieties flourishes when hanging out in the humid conditions of a kitchen.

What hanging plants go in the living room?

As an area where we typically receive guests, entertain friends, and relax with loved ones, the living room is a space that can take – and indeed welcomes – the more dynamic plants, particularly when combined with the statement of a hanging basket or macramé hanger..

Therefore, if you’re looking for a conversation starter or a piece of natural art to invigorate your living space, here are some great hanging plant options.

Generally, bushy plants that dangle down effectively work best in the living room.

Maidenhair Fern

Consider options like a Maidenhair Fern. Charming, delicate, and infused with purple leaves beneath its lighter green foliage, Maidenhair Ferns have feathery fronds that drip deliciously down as a hanging shrub, adding subtle drama to a living room look.

Pitcher Plant

A Pitcher Plant brings a different kind of meaning to the term show-stopper. Not only is it tall and vibrantly colored, it’s a great conversation starter as it is carnivorous. Hanging this in your living room will keep unwanted bugs out and beautiful, delicate foliage very firmly in.

Burro’s Tail

Finally, Burro’s Tail is a hanging succulent that is distinctly eye-catching and well-suited to a living room due to its low-maintenance nature. Voluptuously trailing down over its basket, Burro’s Tails do best in living rooms because they need lots of space to grow without bumping into anything. 

What are the best hanging office plants?

You can never go too far wrong with a Spider Plant, which is easy to care for and perfect for filling empty spaces with their bright green leaves. As this covers a lot of space both length- and width-wise, it’s a great one to add to your office as it can help enliven dull corners while purifying the air for a more energized and invigorated work environment. 

It also is incredibly low maintenance, which is pivotal for any office greenery!

What are some unusual hanging plants? 

While most hanging plants that dangle down are striking and unusual in their own way, there are a few outliers that are truly spectacular in their distinctive foliage.

Marble Queen

Marble Queen – a green and white hanging plant – is one such rare and arresting showstopper. Also known as Variegated Devil’s Ivy due to its two-toned leaves, Marble Queen is one of the best indoor plants for hanging baskets because, as well as being unusual, it is also virtually indestructible.

Ripple Peperomia

Ripple Peperomia is another unusual option that makes for a stunning addition to your home. With heart-shaped leaves that span the color wheel offering a variety of shades of red, cream, gray and customary green, Peperomia has a unique appearance that adds interest and artistry to your greenery collection.

Pay particular attention to the fantastic indentations on some varieties that only augment the Peperomia’s already eye-catching colors and patterns. This unique feature makes them one of the best hanging houseplants as their elevated height means both you and visitors in your home can fully appreciate their textured leaves.

Or, if you’d like to create an array of truly unique hanging plants, why not mix and match these common and tropical houseplants with other flowers and foliage for a one-of-a-kind arrangement that will become a show-stopping centerpiece in every room? Just take care to place shrubs with the same dietary requirements together and the sky’s your limit!

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What are the best plants for macramé plant hangers? 

Now that you know the best hanging indoor plants, all you have to decide is what to hang them in! Macramé plant hangers are a popular choice – and you can evenmake them yourself if you’re feeling crafty!

Some choices that work well in these hangers include Marble Queen (Devil’s Ivy), English Ivy, Philodendron Cordatum, or, indeed, any greenery that will trail beautifully, to take pride of place in any room.

And there you have it, a quick and easy look at some of the best indoor hanging plants. If you’ve read this far, thanks for “hanging” in there!

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