Hanging Indoor Plants [The Most Popular Ones]

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Hanging Indoor Plants [The Most Popular Ones]

Short Answer: Hanging indoor plants is a stylish and space-saving way to add a touch of greenery to your home. When choosing plants for hanging baskets, consider their light requirements and ensure they are placed in a spot where they’ll receive adequate light, whether it’s near a window for those needing bright light or in a shadier spot for plants that prefer indirect light. It’s also important to consider the watering needs of your hanging plants; those in elevated positions may dry out faster and require more frequent watering. Additionally, regular pruning and deadheading will keep these plants healthy and encourage fuller, more vigorous growth. Hanging plants not only enhance the aesthetic of a room but also improve air quality, making them both a beautiful and beneficial addition to your indoor space.


office space with hanging plants

Transform cluttered spaces into serene environments by hanging houseplants from walls and ceilings. These trailing stems, dangling leaves, and graceful arches will make the most of your home’s vertical areas.

English Ivy

Also known as common ivy, English ivy (Hedera helix) is grown for its lush, glossy foliage indoors and outdoors in the garden. It’s one of the best indoor plants for low light, but it will produce more full in brighter light. It comes in several varieties that offer different leaf shapes and colors.

Baby’s Tears

This small houseplant gets its name from the tiny round leaves that line its delicate, trailing stems. Baby’s tears (Pilea depressa) will proliferate, draping over a hanging planter like a living curtain.

Burro’s Tail

Rows of small, plump leaves on cascading stems make burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum) one of the most unique succulents to grow indoors. This low-maintenance and drought-tolerant houseplant is often confined to tabletop planters, but it truly shines when its ropelike stems can dangle from a hanging pot.

Spider Plant

Gracefully arched, narrow leaves earned the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) its name. This popular indoor hanging plant adds a lush jungle feel to a brightly lit room, thanks to its fountain-like foliage and the dangling stems of baby plants it sends out from its center.

Arrowhead Vine

The large, heart-shaped leaves of the arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum) give any room a tropical touch. This indoor hanging plant thrives in humidity, so it works especially well in a bathroom or kitchen—but keep it out of your pets’ reach, as it can be toxic when eaten. Arrowhead vines come in shades of green, pink, and burgundy.

Boston Fern

The Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is a perfect indoor plant that adds instant lushness to your space. To keep the leaves from drying out, especially in winter, ensure to spray them with water daily as they love humidity.

Bird’s Nest Fern

Enhance contemporary decor by hanging a bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus) by a window. Its gorgeous, curvy leaves change shape depending on the amount of light exposure—but keep it out of direct sunlight, which will make the leaves crumple and turn yellow.

Pothos

Adaptable to most growing conditions, a pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is one of the easiest houseplants you can grow. Its long trailing stems are perfect for hanging planters, and for extra interest, you can find varieties with variegated or golden foliage.

Philodendron

Another super easy houseplant to grow, the philodendron doesn’t mind lower light levels and will bounce back quickly if you occasionally forget to water it. Be warned: You might have a hard time choosing a philodendron, as there are many beautiful varieties with diverse shades of color and shapes of leaves.

Chenille Plant

The chenille plant (Acalypha hispida) makes an immediate impression. Fuzzy red flowers trail down from deep green foliage, earning the houseplant the nickname red-hot cat’s tail. Take advantage of this plant’s vibrancy and hang it somewhere that needs a little color. Prune your chenille plant to keep it healthy longer, and give it the brightest light possible.

Maidenhair Fern

The maidenhair fern is a beautiful hanging plant with gracefully arched stems and delicate-looking foliage. However, it is important to note that some indoor environments may not provide enough moisture for this fern. To ensure its healthy growth, make sure to water it regularly and keep the humidity levels up. You can do this by using a humidifier or misting the leaves daily.

String of Pearls

String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is a distinctive hanging plant, thanks to its plump, round leaves running along each long, stringlike stem, similar to beads on a necklace. The beads on this unique succulent are filled with water to help it survive periods of drought.

String of Hearts

Ceropegia woodii or chain of hearts or rosary vine hearts-on-a-string or sweetheart vine green and red plant soft focus. The string of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is possibly the cutest choice for an indoor hanging plant. Its delicate, cascading stems are adorned with small, variegated green and silver heart-shaped leaves that have a hint of purple. You can hang your string of hearts from a high point and watch it grow with love.

Peperomia

Sometimes called a baby rubber plant, peperomia is an easy houseplant for beginners to grow. This plant has many varieties, and each boasts different foliage colors and patterns. Some feature a more upright shape, while others drape their stems over the sides of their containers.

Moth Orchid

In nature, moth orchids (Phalaenopsis) are perched on tree branches, but you can create a similar effect by hanging them in your home. Their beautiful flowers will lend an air of sophistication and elegance to any well-lit room. Create this hanging orchid planter for a modern take on an orchid display.

Staghorn Fern

This isn’t your typical fern. Staghorn ferns have bold, broad leaves that never fail to make a statement. Mount yours on a wooden board to hang on a wall, or assemble it in a kokedama that you can hang from the ceiling.

Air Plants

Since they belong to the bromeliad family, air plants don’t require soil to grow, making them easy to display creatively. These wispy plants work well in glass capsules mounted on walls or in macrame plant hangers.

Most Popular Flowers & Plants in the USA

RegionPopular FlowersPopular Plants
Northeast (e.g., New York, Massachusetts)Rose, Purple Lilac, Mountain LaurelSugar Maple, American Elm, White Pine
Southeast (e.g., Florida, Georgia)Orange Blossom, Cherokee Rose, Southern MagnoliaLive Oak, Spanish Moss, Saw Palmetto
Midwest (e.g., Ohio, Illinois)Carnation, Violet, Purple ConeflowerBur Oak, Prairie Grasses, Wild Bergamot
Southwest (e.g., Texas, Arizona)Bluebonnet, Saguaro Cactus Flower, Indian PaintbrushJoshua Tree, Agave, Mesquite
West (e.g., California, Washington)California Poppy, Coast Rhododendron, BitterrootGiant Sequoia, Redwood, Manzanita
Rocky Mountain (e.g., Colorado, Montana)Rocky Mountain Columbine, Bitterroot, Indian PaintbrushBlue Spruce, Aspen, Sagebrush
Great Plains (e.g., Kansas, Nebraska)Sunflower, Goldenrod, Purple ConeflowerCottonwood, Bluestem Grasses, Buffalo Grass
Pacific Northwest (e.g., Oregon, Alaska)Oregon Grape, Forget-me-not, Pacific RhododendronDouglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Ferns

This table includes the most popular flowers and plants in the USA by region, which considers a range of botanical species, including native and widely cultivated varieties.

Most Popular Flowers & Plants in Australia

RegionPopular FlowersPopular Plants
New South WalesWaratah, Bottlebrush, Flannel FlowerEucalyptus, Acacia, Banksia
VictoriaCommon Heath, Waxflower, Pink HeathMountain Ash, Silver Wattle, Victorian Blue Gum
QueenslandCooktown Orchid, Golden Penda, Umbrella Tree FlowerMoreton Bay Fig, Macadamia Nut, Queensland Bottle Tree
South AustraliaSturt's Desert Pea, Kangaroo Paw, Eucalyptus BlossomAdelaide Blue Gum, South Australian Blue Gum, Saltbush
Western AustraliaRed and Green Kangaroo Paw, Mangles Kangaroo Paw, Swan River DaisyJarrah, Marri, Karri
TasmaniaTasmanian Blue Gum, Leatherwood Flower, Tasmanian WaratahHuon Pine, Tasmanian Oak, Myrtle Beech
Northern TerritorySturt's Desert Rose, Frangipani, Desert RoseBoab, Gidgee, Spinifex
Australian Capital TerritoryRoyal Bluebell, Australian Daisy, CorreaSnow Gum, River Red Gum, Black Mountain

This table offers a basic overview of popular flowers and plants in each Australian region, focusing on a combination of state flowers, native species, and other characteristic plants. It's important to note that specific species' popularity and prevalence can vary. This table is a simplified representation. Consulting local botanical gardens or regional horticultural societies in Australia would be ideal for more detailed and accurate information.

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