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18 Best Indoor Hanging Plants

Indoor Hanging Plants: When you’re tired of staring at the same four walls, you can refresh your space in a simple and refreshing way. In fact, studies have shown that plants can help reduce stress and reduce indoor air pollution. And there is no question that, regardless of size, appearance and feel, they make your room more cozy and inviting.

If you have little space or available tables, countertops or shelves, turn to these hanging houseplants to fill your home with vibrant green. Not to mention that these pretty picks are a handy option if you have pets who like to nibble on houseplants or small children who take everything in sight.

Indoor Hanging Plants
Indoor Hanging Plants
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Caring for a hanging plant may sound difficult, but the same rules apply: before you put the plant, succulent, or flower in a new planter, read how much water and sun it takes to thrive. A south-facing window is best for plants that need bright light. However, many of the plants on this list can survive in poor light conditions. And whatever you do, make sure your planter has drainage holes to prevent over-watering.

Spider plant

Spider plants are classic for a reason: they have long strappy leaves and arched stems with tiny little plants at the ends that can be pinched off to make new baby plants. Put it in a room with bright light, even if it adapts to poor lighting conditions. Pour it when the soil is slightly dry.


This sturdy plant is perfect for newbies as it is extremely tolerant and can survive for weeks without water and light. Pothos, which also comes from Devil’s Ivy, prefers moderate light but does not tolerate much light. Let it dry between waterings.


Phalenopsis orchids do not deserve a bad reputation for being fussy because they are pleasantly forgiving. They continue to bloom for months – even years – as long as you give them bright, indirect light and water every week.

English ivy

English Ivy looks beautiful when it runs along the sides of a hanging basket or pot. It prefers moderate light, but adapts to poor lighting conditions. Let it dry completely between waterings.


Air plants are a type of epiphyte, which means that they can grow without soil. That means it comes closest to an easy-care system! It is often sold in a glass ball. So hang it in a visible place where you can see its delicate beauty. Give it bright light and water by spraying it occasionally.

Prayer plant

This underestimated beauty has veined leaves that curl up in prayer in response to the dark. It prefers moderately light and moist soils.

Bird’s Fern

The strong, upright fronds of this plant form a pretty vase shape. Some varieties of bird’s nest ferns, such as those from Bloomscape, have ruffled edges. As with most ferns, this type needs bright light and regular watering.

Pearl necklace

The adorable name is reason enough to own this little gem! Tiny pearls dangle from a long stem, giving this succulent plant a cascade inspired by pears. Place it in a room with bright light and let the soil dry out largely between waterings.

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 flower colors vary with the seasons. Give it bright light and water when the soil is completely dry.

Boston Fern

These inexpensive ferns are a classic houseplant, but let’s make one thing clear: they require tons of TLC. Boston ferns need constant light moisture and high humidity. You can do this by sticking them on a tray filled with pebbles and water. They also shed regularly, so keep your broom handy.

Philodendron Heartleaf

This wine plant consists of glossy, heart-shaped leaves that fill a hanging basket beautifully. They prefer moderate light and should dry out slightly between waterings.

Chenille Plant

Chenille plants have red caterpillar-like flowers that add a touch of color to any room. Hang it in a place where there is a lot of sunlight and keep it slightly moist for nice results.

Arrowhead plant

Arrow-shaped leaves with silver splashes make this plant an interesting plant that brightens up any room. Bonus: It is not fussy and extremely easy to care for beginners. Just make sure it’s moderately light and slightly damp.

Burro’s tail

This succulent plant has an interesting texture that – you guessed it – looks like a burro tail. The long stems dangle over the sides of the pot and give it a unique look. Like other succulents, it needs bright light and should dry completely between waterings.


Folded leaves and unique markings make this plant a striking plant for any environment. It grows best in low to moderate light and should dry out between waterings.

Maidenhair Fern

These delicate ferns are stunning, but be warned: they need high humidity (at least 50%) to survive. For this reason, virgin hair ferns should be kept in sunny bathrooms where there is plenty of light and moisture.

Grape ivy

This lesser-known ivy plant has flaky leaves that become shiny as they mature. It prefers moderate light but adapts easily to poor lighting conditions. Keep the floor slightly damp.

Polka dot plant

The pink, white or red speckled leaves of this plant make it a statement maker. Place it in a room with moderate light and let it dry between waterings.

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