15 Best Hanging Indoor Plants for your Home with Names and Pictures
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Hanging plants are excellent for the limited spaces. These are trailing plants which can be displayed in a hanging basket, on a pedestal, on a plant shelf or on a table top.
Any trailing plant is a perfect choice for hanging where the stems can beautifully cascade downwards to create a spectacular feast for the eyes.
You can have a hanging basket practically anywhere in your living spaces; near the window, above your sitting space, in your porch, above your bathtub, in the kitchen, in the bedroom and so on.
It is important to ensure that the hanging basket is securely fixed, can be watered easily and does not drip water (you can use a pot with a saucer at the bottom to catch any dripping water). Use a light-weight pot and potting mixture.
Also keep in mind that the air above is much warmer and drier than at floor and windowsill level which means that plants in a hanging basket may require more frequent watering than other plants in the same room. Keep reading for our list of 15 best plants for hanging.
The Best Hanging Plants to Spruce Up Your Home
Some superb choices for hanging plants include Pothos, Philodendrons, Spider Plants, String of Plants, Ferns among others.
1. Small-leaf Spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis)
Small-leaf Spiderwort bears colorful leaves, grows very fast and is easy to grow and propagate. The plants are highly tolerant to indoor growing conditions.
Tradescantia fluminensis is one of the most popular Tradescantia Plants that is perfect for hanging. There are many varieties and colors to choose from.
Small-leaf Spiderwort bears long stems which beautifully cascade downwards creating a dramatic sight. Read on how to grow and care for Small-leaf Spiderwort.
2. Golden Pothos (Scindapsus aureus)
Golden Pothos also called Devil's Ivy or Money Plant is a magnificient plant that is ideal for a hanging plant.
Being climbers with colorful heart-shaped leaves, Pothos Plants are spectacular when grown in a hanging basket, on a pedestal or on a tabletop.
Pothos are easy to grow plants which will add a splash of color in any space. Learn how to grow and care for Pothos.
3. Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)
Heartleaf Philodendron also called Sweetheart Plant is a low maintanance plant that easily adapts to various growing conditions.
Philodendron scandens is one of the popular Philodendron Plants on account of its heart-shaped leaves which appear bronze and quickly turn green as the plant grows.
The trailing stems in Heartleaf Philodendron beautifully cascading downwards. The plant is also a good indoor air cleaner. Read on how to grow and care for Heartleaf Philodendron.
4. English Ivy (Hedera helix)
English Ivy is a climbing plant that has been grown indoors for a long time which flows beautifully in a hanging basket or on a tabletop.
The attractive English Ivy is popular as a good indoor air cleaner which gets rid of common household VOCs.
Hedera helix is a hardy plant, low maintenance and adapts easily to a wide range of growing conditions, including dry, low light conditions. Learn how to grow and care for English Ivy.
5. String of Beads Plant (Senecio rowleyanus)
String of Beads Plant also called String of Pearls Plant bears cascading thread-like stems which make it a perfect plant for a hanging.
Senecio rowleyanus is one of the most readily available of the Senecio Varieties as it is easy to grow and propagate.
String of Pearls Plant is a hardy plant that can survive a considerably long period without water. Read on how to grow and care for String of Beads (Pearls) Plant.
6. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider Plant is a fast growing, easy-care plant that is ideal for hanging where the stems which bear plantlets can cascade downwards beautifully.
Chlorophytum comosum are hard to kill plants that are adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions like sunny or shady conditions and will withstand dry air.
Spider Plants are popular for their air cleaning properties. Learn how to grow and care for Spider Plants.
7. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis')
Boston Fern is an attractive, hardy fern which bears gracefully arching fronds which are magnificient for hanging.
The Boston Fern is one of the popular Indoor Ferns that has been grown indoors for a long time as it adds a spectacular jungle feel in any space.
Boston Fern can be displayed on a pedestal, in a hanging basket, as a specimen plant or as a part of a grouping. Read on how to grow and care for Boston Fern.
8. Goldfish Plant (Columnea gloriosa)
Goldfish Plant bears trailing stems which can be allowed to hang down freely to create a spectacular sight with the goldfish flowers adding a splash of color.
Columnea gloriosa is one of the common flowers for indoor hanging on account of its beautiful blooms and the glossy, dark green leaves.
With proper care Goldfish Plant will bear abundant yellow or orange-red tubular flowers year after year. Read on how to grow and care for Goldfish Plant.
9. Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)
Wax Plant also called Porcelainflower is a flowering climber whose twining stems can reach 15 ft or more making it a perfect hanging plant.
Hoya carnosa is one of the Hoya Plants that are grown for their beautiful leaves and large flowerheads made up of waxy, fragrant and star-shaped flowers.
Wax Plant thrives in bright light with some direct sunlight, warm and humid conditions and moderately moist, rich, well-drained soil. Learn how to grow and care for Wax Plant.
10. String of Turtles (Peperomia prostrata)
String of Turtles Plant also called Magic Marmer is a compact perennial plant that is easy to grow and adapts well to indoor growing conditions.
Peperomia prostrata is a one of the trailing type of Peperomia Plants which is an ideal choice for a hanging plant.
String of Turtles Plant requires bright light with some direct sunlight, warm and humid conditions and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Read on how to grow and care for String of Turtles Plant.
11. Silver Vine (Scindapsus pictus)
Silver Vines also called Silver Pothos, Satin Pothos or Silver Philodendron are evergreen climbing plants which bear matte green leaves covered in silver blotches with a satin sheen on trailing stems.
There are many Scindapsus pictus that are low maintenance plants which easily adapt to a wide range of growing conditions.
If kept away from draughts, direct sunlight and with moderate watering, Silver Vines will thrive. Learn how to grow and care for Silver Vine.
12. Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila)
Creeping Fig or Climbing Fig is a trailer or climber which produces a dense green carpet whose long trailing stems are ideal for hanging.
Ficus pumila like other Ficus Plants is a hardy, low maintenance plant but it can become invasive if not well controlled.
Creeping Fig thrives in medium to bright, indrect light, warm and humid conditions and consistently moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Read on how to grow and care for Creeping Fig.
13. Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa)
Watch Chain Plant also called Rattail Crassula stems start off erect but as they mature, they begin to trail due to the weight of the leaves which makes it ideal for hanging.
Crassula muscosa like other Crassula Plants is a succulent plant which bears fleshy leaves and is easy to grow when the right growing conditions are provided.
Watch Chain Plant thrives in bright light with some direct sunlight, average warmth and moderately moist, rich, well-drained soil. Learn how to grow and care for Watch Chain Plant.
14. Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum 'Cebu Blue')
Cebu Blue Pothos is a low maintenance vine which is popular for its spectacular lance shaped leaves and climbing and trailing growth habit.
Epipremnum pinnatum 'Cebu Blue' is often mistaken for Monstera siltepecana whose leaves are larger, variegated with distinct dark-green veins while those of Cebu Blue are smaller and have a glaucous and textured appearance.
"Cebu Blue Pothos requires medium to bright, indirect light, warm and humid conditions and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Read on how to grow and care for Cebu Blue Pothos.
15. Asparagus Fern (Asparagus plumosus)
Asparagus Fern also called Climbing Asparagus or Ferny Asparagus is grown for the gracefully drooping feathery foliage and is often grown in hanging baskets.
Asparagus plumosus like other Ornamental Asparagus Varieties is a hardy plant which adapts easily to a wide range of growing conditions.
Climbing Asparagus grows best in medium to bright, indirect light, cool to average warmth and moderately moist, rich, well-drained soils. Learn how to grow and care for Asparagus Fern.