Itching to up your plant game? Let your greeneries hang loose with these beautiful and easy to care for indoor hanging plants.
Indoor hanging plants have returned in a big way this 2020. With more time at home, we’re all looking for ways to create a relaxing and stylish oasis while learning how to maximize our space. One of the design tricks for creating such an atmosphere is indoor hanging plants. Yes, you can hang bold and unique artwork or decorate the space with accent furniture, but bringing nature indoors is an easy and gorgeous way to refresh your home.
In fact, studies have shown that plants clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, boosts concentration, creativity, mood, and productivity, increases humidity and produces oxygen, and reduces colds, fatigue, noise levels, sore throats, and stress. Plus, they make your space, no matter the size, feel cozier and welcoming. Not to mention, indoor hanging plants are great options for homeowners with pets who like to nibble on every single thing.
No worries if you don’t have the greenest thumb because these indoor hanging plants are not only beautiful, but they are also a breeze to care for!
Air Plants, also known as Tillandsia, are one of the easiest plants to care for. It’s easier to care for than succulents. They don’t need soil at all to grow, but air plants require the proper amount of care and the right environment to thrive. Since air plants don’t need dirt, you can put them in creative containers and hang them by your window.
Provide them with bright, indirect light to thrive. It’s best to place your air plants in rooms with southern or eastern facing windows because these areas of your home will be brightly illuminated with the sun for most of the day. However, if you’re planning to put your air plant where it will receive loads of light, you should plan to mist it more often, like twice a week or even daily. Make sure to provide enough air circulation.
Water your air plant thoroughly like 2-3 times per week, especially if you live in a hot, dry environment or season. Water it less often in a cool, humid season. Use bottled water, filtered water, or tap water that has sat long enough for the chlorine to dissipate. Remember that the hotter and drier the air, the more you need to water your air plants. If you place your air plant in a container, make sure to empty the water because air plants will not survive in standing water.
Bird’s Nest Fern
Bird’s Nest Ferns or Asplenium Nidus are native to tropical regions such as Southeast Asia, Australia, East Africa, and Hawaii. Provided with proper care and the right indoor environment, they will thrive and make wonderful indoor hanging plants. The Bird’s Nest Fern’s name came from its fuzzy rosette where the emerging fronds resemble bird’s eggs.
Bird’s Nest Fern thrives in medium to bright, indirect light, but it can tolerate low indirect light. Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out. Do not water directly into the center, but instead, water around it. Bird’s Nest Fern prefers high humidity, but it can tolerate average indoor humidity.
Burro’s Tail or Donkey’s Tail is a popular succulent that’s native to Mexico. The key to keeping this plant alive and happy is to give it space from time to time. Provide it with bright, indirect light. Burro’s Tail is a drought-tolerant plant, so it’s best to check its soil every three weeks or every month if it needs a little water.
English Ivy is one of the indoor hanging plants with an undeniable personality and whimsical quality. It’s also one of the top 10 air-purifying plants, according to NASA. It can remove toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, toulene, and xylene. The English Ivy can grow 8 inches tall and at least 15 feet wide if you set it to grow horizontally. However, it can spread more than 50 feet high if you set it to grow vertically. This plant prefers bright light, but it can also thrive well in the shade if you don’t have a sunny and warm spot in your home.
It’s best to grow the English Ivy plant in a pot and hang it by your window or put it on a shelf. Make sure that the pot you’re going to use can hold its roots. Water it when the top inch of the potting mix is completely dry. It would usually take one to two weeks before you can water your plant again. Moreover, it depends on the climate of your area or how much light your plant is getting every day.
English Ivy prefers a humid environment, such as your bathroom. It’s prone to common pests if the humidity is low. To avoid this, increase the humidity by misting it often, placing it near a humidifier, or using a pebble tray.
Trust us, it’s arguably the easiest houseplant to grow, even if you have a black thumb or are cursed with plants. It’s easier to care for Marble Pothos than to grow succulents. All you need is to give them the right amount of light and water when they start to look wilty. However, given the proper TLC, it can grow up to 30 feet, which makes it one of the best indoor hanging plants for beginners.
One of the main characteristics of Pothos is its trailing, leafy vine that can reach grow up to 30-40 feet in tropical jungles and about six to 10 feet indoors. Another unique characteristic of Pothos is its heart-shaped, bright, and waxy green leaves with variegation in yellow. The Pothos is a perfect plant for any type of home or even office because it can filter gaseous toxins like formaldehyde from the air.
Pothos can do well in both low indirect light and medium light. Keep the soil moist, but do not overwater it since this can cause root rot, which can kill your plant. Pothos can do well in low humidity environments, but they prefer a place with higher humidity since they are tropical plants.
Peperomia is a popular drought-tolerant plant due to its thick, fleshy leaves. Leaves may be smooth, textured, or variegated. It’s a low maintenance and slow-growing plant, which makes it perfect for busy plant parents or newbies.
Peperomia plants require medium to bright light to maintain their vibrant foliage colors. Not enough sunlight will result in drab coloration, fewer leaves, and leaf drop. Allow the surface of the soil to dry out between watering. It’s best to keep it on the dry side since too much water can lead to fungus gnat problems and root rot.
Silver Philodendron is one of the easiest indoor hanging plants to care for. It’s forgiving, low-light tolerant, and low-maintenance. Plus, it’s an air-purifying plant. It’s the perfect plant for people who are cursed with a really bad black thumb.
Philodendron is also known as the sweetheart plant because of the shape of its glossy leaves. It can cope with low light conditions but prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid placing your plant under the intense, direct sun because its leaves will burn. It also requires space to grow well. It’s best to water it when the top 50% of the soil is dry. It would usually take one to two weeks before you can water your plant again. Plus, it depends on the climate of your area or how much light your plant is getting every day.
Place it in an extra humid environment to promote larger leaves. It’s also best if you can mist it often, place it near a humidifier, or use a pebble tray.
Despite its creepy-crawly name, the Spider plant is one of the most graceful indoor hanging plants that makes a statement anywhere. It’s a tough indoor plant that can tolerate lots of abuse, which makes it an excellent choice for first-time plant owners and people cursed with a black thumb. Also, they are safe for cats and dogs. The Spider plant is also known as one of the best air purifying plants, definitely a healthy décor to your home as well.
Caring for your Spider plant is easy. It can tolerate a wide range of conditions, but if you want it to live for a very long time, provide it with bright, moderate, indirect sunlight. However, it can thrive under different types of light conditions. Water it when the top inch of the soil is dry. Usually, once a week is enough. Plus, it depends on the type of light your Spider plant is receiving. Keep the soil moist, but avoid overwatering since it can lead to root rot.
Put it in a room with a bit more humidity, but it can also thrive in average home humidity or a low humidity environment. In case you want to increase the humidity, we suggest that you mist it often, place it near a humidifier, or use a pebble tray.
Staghorn Fern is a striking and unusual indoor hanging plant that has been gaining a lot of attention lately in the houseplant world. Don’t be fooled by its look because we can assure you that it’s easy to care for and propagate. They can actually grow very large when provided with the right environment.
Staghorn Fern is an epiphytic plant, which means it clings to trees, but not in a parasitic way. Since it doesn’t need soil, it absorbs nutrients and water mainly through the fronds. So if you’re considering adding Staghorn Fern to your houseplant collection, put it in a bright, humid spot.
Focus on recreating a rainforest environment for them to thrive. Keep the area’s humidity between 70 and 80%. You can increase the humidity in its spot by misting it often, placing it near a humidifier, or by using a pebble tray. Do not put your Staghorn Fern under the direct sun because it can burn the leaves. Water it once a week during the dry season and once every two to three weeks during cooler months. Create a watering schedule, and adjust as necessary depending on the humidity, light, and temperature of your home.
String of Hearts
The String of Hearts, also known as Ceropegia woodii, is one of the most gorgeous indoor hanging plants to add to your collection. They like bright, indirect light with some direct sun but not all day. Water it when the soil is completely dry. The String of Hearts goes dormant in cooler months, so it needs less watering. Keep the soil lightly moist in spring and summer.
When you live in a tiny apartment, every inch of space is valuable. As a #CrazyPlantLady, the solution is to hang ’em up! Get inspired by these beautiful indoor hanging plants that will surely refresh your space. Grow your plant knowledge. Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.