25 Amazing Indoor Hanging Plants (How to Find the Best for Your Space)

Written by Lev Baker
Updated: June 21, 2023
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Indoor hanging plants are a great way to bring freshness and clean air to your home or office while also improving your mood. But with so many options available, finding the perfect indoor hanging plants can be overwhelming.

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a carefully selected list of 25 indoor hanging plants that are both easy to care for and visually stunning. So let’s dive in and add some greenery to your life!

1. Orchids (Orchidaceae)

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With so many breathtaking options, hanging orchid baskets are a must-have for any plant enthusiast!

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Orchids are ideal for indoor hanging baskets as they produce beautifully scented flowers.

For example, the spider orchid boasts elongated petals that resemble spider legs, while the dancing lady orchid has striking and long-lasting flowers that come in shades of green, white, and burgundy. And let’s not forget the fairy orchid, which displays gorgeous blooms in white, terracotta, purple, and pink.

With so many breathtaking options, hanging orchid baskets are a must-have for any plant enthusiast!

2. Marble Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen' pothos houseplant

Not only does it serve as a visually appealing decoration, but it also helps purify the air by removing toxins.

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One of the best indoor hanging plants is the marble pothos! These climbing vines create a stunning visual from a hanging basket, with their variegated leaves cascading down to create a lush, tropical feel.

Not only does it serve as a visually appealing decoration, but it also helps purify the air by removing toxins, making it a beneficial addition to any home or office.

Plus, they’re fast growers and can be propagated with ease using stem cuttings. Add some greenery to your home with this low-maintenance beauty!

3. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

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This popular plant is known for its ability to thrive in humid environments, making it a perfect choice for kitchens.

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Boston ferns are a classic indoor hanging plant (especially in cold climates) that brings a touch of elegance to any space with their unique, curving fronds. To encourage growth, it’s important to regularly prune away any brown or damaged fronds.

This popular indoor plant is known for its ability to thrive in humid environments, making it a perfect choice for bathrooms or kitchens. With a little care and attention, your Boston fern will flourish and add a lush green touch to your home.

4. Air Plant (Tillandsia)

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As the name suggests, these plants acquire nutrients and moisture from the air, making them incredibly adaptable and easy to care for. 

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Looking for an easy way to create a green wall in your home? Air plants are the answer! This fascinating and unique plant captures attention with its ability to thrive without soil. As the name suggests, these plants acquire nutrients and moisture from the air, making them incredibly adaptable and easy to care for. 

These small plants can be hung on your wall and thrive in indirect sunlight. Plus, they’re super low maintenance, as they don’t require frequent watering or soil. 

5. Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

Arrowhead plants thrive in humid environments, which makes them perfect for bathrooms and kitchens. As the leaves grow, they transform from an arrowhead shape to a “fingered” appearance. 

To create a stunning hanging basket, avoid trimming the leaves and let them grow nice and long. It’s worth noting that the arrowhead plant is toxic to pets, so it should be placed out of their reach.

6. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

To avoid yellowing, it’s best to provide moderate sunlight.

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Bird’s nest ferns thrive in humidity as they come from tropical rainforests. The amount of sun they receive affects their leaf shape – more sun exposure results in scrunched-up leaves, while less sun flattens them out. 

To avoid yellowing, it’s best to provide moderate sunlight. To keep these plants healthy, mist them frequently or place them on a tray with pebbles and water for optimal humidity. 

7. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

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With their cascading growth, spider plants are perfect for hanging planters.

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Spider plants are known for their slender leaves, which are vibrant green and have white stripes running down the center or edges. These stunning plants produce delicate white flowers when exposed to bright daylight. With their cascading growth, they’re perfect for hanging planters. 

To ensure they thrive, hang them near a bright window with indirect light, away from areas with lots of foot traffic.

8. Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)

Burro's tail (Sedum morganianum)

The burro’s tail is drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for those who tend to forget about watering their plants.

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The burro’s tail is a stylish hanging plant option with braided trailing stems and thick, juicy leaves. This succulent thrives in lower humidity, making it an excellent choice for indoor spaces. The leaves are cylindrical and plump, with a bluish-green hue, giving the plant a distinct and eye-catching appearance.

The burro’s tail is also drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for those who tend to forget about watering their plants. Plus, it grows up to 4 feet long over a span of about six years, providing long-lasting beauty. 

9. String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

The string of pearls plant derives its name from the pearl-shaped leaves on its trailing stems.

With its slender stems and bubble-shaped green leaves cascading down from a hanging basket, this plant is definitely Instagram-worthy!

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If you’re looking for a visually striking hanging plant, the string of pearls is a must-have. With its slender stems and bubble-shaped green leaves cascading down from a hanging basket, it’s definitely Instagram-worthy! This pretty succulent thrives in moist soil and indirect bright sunlight.

Though it rarely flowers indoors, it produces lovely white blooms with a pleasant cinnamon-like scent in the spring. 

10. Chenille Plant (Acalypha hispida)

Chenille plants are known for their rapid growth and can become quite lengthy with proper care. Pruning them back encourages new growth and helps keep them healthy. These plants are unique in that their fuzzy red flowers, which are actually clusters of pistils, are the main attraction. Provided with the right amount of warmth, light, and nutrients, the chenille plant can continuously bloom throughout the year.

With their colorful nature, chenille plants are perfect for entertaining spaces that need a splash of color.

11. English Ivy (Hedera helix)

This evergreen vine is known for its hardiness and adaptability, able to thrive in various light conditions from full sun to shade.

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English Ivy is a well-known plant often found climbing stone or brick walls on buildings. But did you know you can recreate this stunning effect in your own home? By allowing the ivy to cascade from a hanging basket, you can add a touch of elegance to any space. 

This evergreen vine is known for its hardiness and adaptability, able to thrive in various light conditions from full sun to shade. English Ivy is a low-maintenance plant that requires regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist. Keep in mind that English Ivy needs a lot of room to grow, so it’s best suited for larger rooms. 

12. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum)

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Keep your maidenhair fern in a humid, evenly lit spot in your home to ensure its beauty and health.

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With its delicate appearance, the maidenhair fern is a stunning indoor hanging plant that’s sure to catch your eye. Its light green foliage is complemented by purple leaves underneath, and its palm-shaped fronds feature three to eight “fingers” each. 

Keep your maidenhair fern in a humid, evenly lit spot in your home to ensure its beauty and health. This plant’s preference for cool and damp conditions makes it an excellent choice for terrariums or bathrooms.

13. Pansy (Viola × wittrockiana)

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Keep in mind that hanging pansies require more care than plants in containers or gardens.

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Pansies are a beloved plant with heart-shaped petals in vibrant colors. Cool wave and wonder fall trailing varieties are perfect for hanging baskets, adding a pop of color to any space. To keep them healthy, make sure to use light, well-draining soil, water them frequently, and place them in full sun.

Keep in mind that hanging pansies require more care than plants in containers or gardens, and they typically only last for one season before needing to be replaced.

14. Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)

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These plants use their tall, vibrantly colored “pitchers” to lure prey.

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Pitcher plants turned carnivorous to survive in soil that lacked essential nutrients. To keep them healthy, ensure they have clean water and moist soil (but not too wet!). These plants use their tall, vibrantly colored “pitchers” to lure prey. Pitcher plants come in various sizes and colors, with pitchers ranging from vibrant hues of green, red, or even purple. 

Put these plants in your kitchen or living room to naturally keep unwanted bugs away!

15. Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

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These flowers can create a gorgeous mass of color that’s sure to catch your eye.

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Lobelia is a stunning indoor hanging plant with beautiful showy blooms in electric blue, purple, pink, or red. These flowers can create a gorgeous mass of color that’s sure to catch your eye. Hanging lobelias can grow up to 15 inches wide and prefer full sun in mild summers and moist soil. 

Lobelia looks particularly beautiful when it trails from a hanging basket, but it can also make a mounding border or trail over the edges of a container, depending on the variety. 

16. Ripple Peperomia (Peperomia Caperata)

Peperomia species are beloved for their heart-shaped leaves, which come in a range of colors, including green, red, gray, and cream. 

Ripple peperomia, in particular, boasts a striking appearance that makes it a great conversation starter as a hanging houseplant. These plants are easy to look after and look beautiful in your dining room, where guests can admire their textured leaves. 

17. Baby’s Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)

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It thrives in moist and shaded conditions, making it an ideal choice for indoor spaces.

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Baby’s tears is a delicate plant with tiny leaves on thin stems that form a spread or mat. These low-maintenance plants produce beautiful white star-shaped flowers and spread quickly, making them perfect for hanging containers.

It thrives in moist and shaded conditions, making it an ideal choice for indoor spaces. Baby’s tears require regular attention to maintain their beauty. These fast-growing creepers are a lovely addition to any indoor space!

18. String of Nickels (Dischidia nummularia)

Dischidia nummularia or string of nickels

This unique plant features plump, round “nickels” filled with water.

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Looking for a trendy plant to add to your dining room decor? Check out the string of nickels! This unique plant features plump, round “nickels” filled with water that help it survive during dry periods. Its sprawling nature makes it a great choice for homes with high ceilings or empty vertical spaces in need of a fresh look. 

If you’re skilled with plants, you might even be able to coax your string of nickels to bloom white flowers! 

19. Trailing Jade (Peperomia rotundifolia)

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variety has small roots, so be careful not to water it too much.

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Trailing jade plants are compact plants with circular leaves and thin stems that naturally trail around rocks and crevices in their tropical habitat. This Peperomia variety has small roots, so be careful not to water it too much, as this can damage its delicate root system.

If you’re looking for a hanging houseplant that doesn’t trail busy leaves on long vines, this plant is perfect for you!

20. String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)

Ceropegia woodii, string of hearts

It prefers bright indirect light and watering only when its soil has completely dried out. 

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String of hearts is a trailing house plant with attractive mottling, heart-shaped grey leaves with pinkish undersides. During the summer, it may bear tubular, pink flowers. It prefers bright indirect light and watering only when its soil has completely dried out. 

Keep in mind that this plant isn’t suited for low-light environments. 

21. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)

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As it matures, it develops holes in its leaves, which is how it earned its common name.

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The Swiss cheese plant is an absolutely lovely and unique addition to any indoor space. As it matures, it develops holes in its leaves, which is how it earned its common name. This plant thrives in bright light but can also handle moderate light. 

Just make sure to water the swiss cheese plant when the soil feels dry. 

22. Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

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The leaves are a spectacle, featuring intricate patterns of green.

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The prayer plant is a gorgeous evergreen tropical perennial known for its stunning foliage. With its ability to grow long, flowing stems, this plant is perfect for trailing or hanging. The leaves are a spectacle, featuring intricate patterns of green, burgundy, and sometimes silver, adding a striking visual element to any space.

Placing a prayer plant in a hanging basket is a fantastic way to showcase its aesthetic appeal and make the most of its trailing nature. 

23. Forest Cactus (Lepismium Bolivianum)

The forest cactus is an unusual spine-free cactus with flat, fleshy, cascading strands and occasionally pink and white flowers. Unlike the string of nickels, it hates humidity, so avoid spraying and don’t overwater.

This plant is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to add a unique and striking cactus to their collection.

24. Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

The polka dot plant is a delightful little plant with brightly variegated leaves that add a pop of color to any indoor space. Its leaves typically feature a pink base color with green spots, making it stand out against other foliage.

This plant is perfect for cascading from hanging baskets, accenting dish gardens, and adding charm to window boxes.

25. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)

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During the holiday season, the Christmas cactus produces stunning flowers in shades of pink.

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The Christmas cactus is a gorgeous plant that blooms with exotic-looking flowers for an extended period of time indoors. However, this cactus is often misunderstood and not properly cared for. During the holiday season, the Christmas cactus produces stunning flowers in shades of pink, red, white, or even yellow, adding a festive touch and giving this plant its fitting name.

Unlike most cacti, it is not native to arid desert climates and needs frequent watering. The Christmas cactus actually hails from tropical rainforests!

How To Find The Best Indoor Hanging Plant For Your Space

If you want to breathe life and freshness into your home, hanging plants are a great option. No matter the size of your space, there’s a perfect indoor hanging plant for you. Here are some of our tips to help you find it:

Location

First, think about where you want to hang your plant. Consider the amount of light and the temperature of the area. This will help you pick a plant that will thrive in the chosen environment.

Maintenance

Maintenance is also important to consider. If you’re short on time, low-maintenance plants like pothos or spider plants are a great choice. But if you enjoy caring for your plants, go for more demanding ones, like ferns or orchids.

Appearance

Choose a plant that complements your decor. Hanging plants can add color and texture to your space, so make sure you pick one that matches your style.

Size and Shape

Size and shape matter too. A small space will benefit from a trailing plant like string of hearts, while a larger space can handle a bushy plant like a Boston fern.

In summary, finding the perfect indoor hanging plant for your home can be a fun experience. By considering factors like your space, maintenance requirements, decor, and plant size and shape, you’ll be able to pick a plant that will flourish in your home and bring natural beauty to your living space.

Summary of Amazing Indoor Hanging Plants

NumberPlant NameType of Plant
1OrchidFlowering plant
2Marble PothosAroid vine
3Boston FernPerennial fern
4Air PlantFlowering perennial
5Arrowhead PlantPerennial herb
6Bird’s Nest FernPerennial fern
7Spider PlantPerennial herb
8Burro’s TailSucculent
9String Of PearlsSucculent
10Chenille plantFlowering shrub
11English IvyPerennial vine
12Maidenhair FernPerennial fern
13PansyHybrid flowering plant
14Pitcher PlantPerennial herb
15LobeliaFlowering plant
16Ripple PeperomiaFlowering perennial
17Baby’s TearsHerbaceous perennial
18String Of NickelsSucculent
19Trailing JadeSucculent
20String Of HeartsSucculent
21Swiss Cheese PlantWoody vine
22Prayer PlantEpiphytic vines 
23Forest CactusSucculent
24Polka Dot PlantPerennial plant
25Christmas CactusSucculent

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Lev is a writer at AZ Animals who primarily covers topics on animals, geography, and plants. He has been writing for more than 4 years and loves researching topics and learning new things. His three biggest loves in the world are music, travel, and animals. He has his diving license and loves sea creatures. His favorite animal in the world is the manta ray.

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