10 Beautiful Indoor Hanging Plants

The best houseplants for hanging baskets and planters

Many types of indoor plants look great in hanging planters, especially trailing and cascading plants.

Hanging your plants is a good way to display your plants when you have limited space and it’s a great way to add some greenery to a room.

In this article I’ve listed 10 of the best indoor hanging plants.

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1. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos, also known as Devil’s Ivy, is a small, trailing vine with heart-shaped leaves.

It’s a low-maintenance houseplant that can tolerate low light and varied temperatures. It’s also one of the best indoor plants for purifying the air.

Pothos vines need to be trimmed regularly to keep them tidy and they don’t like to be overwatered.

You can grow Pothos in a hanging basket or pot in just about any room of the house.

Pothos plant

2. Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)

Burro’s Tail, also known as Donkey’s Tail, is a popular succulent that is great for hanging indoors.

It has thick, cascading stems and fleshy leaves that look like they’re plaited or woven. 

Burro’s Tail is a delicate plant and the leaves will fall off at the slightest touch, so it’s best not to hang it where anything will bump into it.

Any leaves that fall off can be used to propagate more plants.

Burro’s Tail can be divided every couple of years when it gets too large for its pot.

Hanging burro's tail

3. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Boston ferns are popular hanging houseplants with beautiful green foliage.

They grow best in humid areas, in a position with indirect sunlight.

In areas of low humidity, they can be misted a couple of times a week.

Boston ferns are a perfect plant to hang in the bathroom.

Boston fern hanging from pergola

4. Air Plant (Tillandisa)

Air plants are one of the easiest, low-maintenance houseplants to grow.

They’re able to absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves, so they don’t need soil to grow.

Air plants need to be misted a few times a week and in hot weather it’s good to fully submerge them in water once a week.

Air plants can be hung from the ceiling in an open terrarium or attached to a hanging branch.

5. Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)

Chain of Hearts, also known as String of Hearts or Rosary Vine, is a beautiful trailing plant with heart shaped leaves.

It’s a perfect plant for hanging pots and it doesn’t require much maintenance. It’s good to let the soil dry out a bit between waterings.

Chain of Hearts can grow up to several metres long so it may need to be trimmed occasionally.

You can propagate more plants using the cuttings.

Chain of hearts plant

6. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)

Christmas cactus, also known as Zygocactus, is a popular, easy to grow succulent that looks great in a hanging pot.

It has beautiful, long lasting pink and purple flowers, but it needs about 14 hours of darkness at night to bloom. If the plant is exposed to artificial light at night, you may need to cover it. [1]

Christmas cactus is native to the rainforests of Brazil, so it prefers an environment that is more humid than other succulents.

Hanging indoor plant

7. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum)

Maidenhair ferns are beautiful indoor plants that look great hanging from the ceiling.

They grow best in areas with high humidity. You can also mist them a couple of times a week.

Maidenhair ferns like indirect light and moist, but not overly wet soil.

Maidenhair fern

8. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider plants have beautiful green and white striped leaves and get their name from the new growth that hangs down from the plant, like little spiders.

They’re low maintenance indoor plants that are adaptable different conditions so they can be grown in just about any room.

Try hanging a spider plant in your living room or bathroom.

spider plant watering

9. String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

String of Pearls, also known as Chain of Pearls, is an ideal succulent for an indoor hanging basket.

It has small, round green balls that look like pearls growing along its stems and it can grow up to 2 feet (60 cm) long.

String of Pearls can be cut back regularly to encourage more growth and the cuttings can be used to propagate new plants.

Important Note: String of Pearls is mildly toxic and should be kept away from young children and pets.

String of Pearls plant

10. Wandering Jew (Tradescantia pallid

Wandering Jew is a beautiful houseplant with colorful striped leaves.

It grows best in bright, indirect light. The leaves will fade if they don’t get enough light.

Wandering Jew plants prefer soil that is slightly moist, but it’s best not to water right into the crown of the plant as it can lead to rot.

They look great growing in a hanging basket or pot.

Wandering jew plant

How to hang an indoor plant

There are many different ways to hang your indoor plants.

You can secure a hook to the ceiling and attach a macrame planter or ceramic planter.

You can also hang plants from a curtain rod or ceiling beam.

It’s a good idea to attach a drip tray underneath your plants to prevent them dripping on the floor.

indoor hanging plants in a white room

So there is my list of 10 popular indoor hanging plants.


Have you tried hanging any houseplants at home? Let me know in the comments below.

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Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, a landscape gardener and designer with over 10 years experience. I have a passion for small space gardening and I love designing and creating beautiful outdoor spaces that maximize the potential of small urban gardens. Read more

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Nicole

    I love having indoor plants in my house! It just makes everything feel nicer!

  2. Monica

    I adore my hanging plants and macrame hangers! You gave me so many great ideas for my next plant purchase!

  3. joy

    I love seeing the chain of hearts in the glass ball vase. It is so different and cool.

  4. Emily Zielinski

    I’ve been looking for a string of pearls plant for a while! I have the perfect hanger for it, i just need to get hold of the plant now.

  5. Sarah M

    I love indoor plants but I don’t have any because I didn’t know how to manage them. This post is perfect for me.

  6. Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    I love my indoor hanging plants – I have a donkey tail and spider plant and I would love more! Thank you for the gorgeous options ♡

  7. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I love indoor plants. I have pothos and wandering jew. I would love to have that donkey’s tail and the string of pearls. I will go look for them at the plant nursery this weekend.

  8. Emman Damian

    Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) looks so pretty! I really want to have one. My mom would really love it.

  9. littlemisadvencha

    Can these plants live in an air conditioned room? I’d love to have one in my office but I am afraid it might die due to the temperature.

  10. Brianna S

    Beautiful plants! I sent this article to my mom because she is always looking for new indoor plants.

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