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6 Best Indoor Hanging Plants To Add To Your Home

Seeking to elevate the beauty of your home without spending big bucks? Hanging houseplants are the answer to your quest. Hanging plants look chic, save space and make your home feel like a picture from the home catalog. The best part is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes making them an ideal addition to large windows, washroom windowpanes, high tables, study rooms, and just about any ceiling. Above all, studies suggest that caring for houseplants is a stress-relieving hobby. It’s an absolute winning combination!

Now that you have more reasons than one to add hanging plants to your home, here is everything you must know about plants that will thrive in your lovely home.

Essentials to Consider

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When adding hanging houseplants to your indoor space, you must consider the following factors:

1. Natural Sunlight: Depending upon where you place your hanging plant, it may or may not receive enough sunlight. Choose plants that do not demand high amounts of sunlight to grow.
2. Regular Trimming: Trim your plants from time to time to encourage healthier blooms. Discard dead foliage to promote fresh and neat growth.
3. Appropriate Watering: Hanging plants do tend to dry out quickly owing to a lesser amount of soil. Dig your finger 2-inches deep into the soil to estimate the moisture requirement for that specific plant.

While you keep these points in mind, here are six beautiful and practical indoor hanging plants to bring home.

String of Hearts

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String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is one of the most elegant-looking ornamental hanging houseplant. The tender perennial plant resembles delicate strings with heart-shaped leaves and tangled branches hanging down. Typically, the leaves develop a lighter green color indoors owing to less light.

Place your string of hearts in a well-draining pot and only water when dry. It should be kept in a warm space during the winter months, over 60 degrees Fahrenheit. If well-nurtured, you are sure to marvel at its frequent pinkish-magenta blooms.

Pro Tip – You can propagate the plant with cuttings. Simply cut from the vine and root it by pressing it into the soil. Keep the soil well moistened for healthy rooting.

African Violet

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Native to the Eastern African region, the African violet makes for a great hanging houseplant. It is easy to maintain and wonderfully blooms through several seasons in the year. The plant produces flowers that typically lie in the whitish-purple palette.

Suspend the plant in a bright and cool location, preferably near a south facing window, as it needs proper lighting conditions to thrive. In the summer these plants need at least 12 hours of bright light, but things change come winter. During cold months your plant will need filtered light.

Never overwater the African violet or use chlorinated water as it quickly rots. While giving your plant a drink with room temperature water, be sure not to get the crown or foliage wet. Re-pot it with fresh soil mix each year for healthy growth.

English Ivy

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The English ivy is one of the most popular hanging houseplants. It is highly versatile and can be trained to grow up pillars and shelves. You must place the English ivy in a corner that receives bright light but is not exposed to direct sunlight. Ivies also prefer moderate humidity and thrive in spaces with good air circulation. Place your plant in a rich soil mix and a container that offers undisrupted water drainage. Trim the plant when it becomes too heavy or dries out frequently.

Spider Plant

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Easy to care for, the spider plant is a perfect pick for beginners. The plant can withstand any type of weather condition and is an excellent air purifier. The strap-shaped leaves stem out from a center stem making it look aesthetically pleasing in a hanging planter.

Water the plant cautiously by allowing the soil enough time to dry in between water schedules. Importantly, spider plants need to be fertilized monthly while they are actively growing. This means you should halt your fertilizing routine in extreme heat and low winter temperatures.

Boston Fern

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The Boston fern is an evergreen that is widely grown in colder climates. Its graceful fronds grow beautifully long to up to 4-feet long, serving as an attractive hanging houseplant. It comes as no surprise that the fountain foliage is a widely adapted natural interior accent.

Hang the plant in a breathable basket around a space with medium bright light. Do not over-water the plant but ensure that its soil is well moistened as this fern variety is more drought tolerant. Remember to regularly cut dry fronds at the base to encourage newer growth.

Devil’s Ivy

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You guessed it right! Devil’s ivy derives its name from the fact that it is difficult to kill. Flaunting cascading stems and glossy leaves, it’s a beautiful addition to your hanging garden. It grows about 8 feet downwards for a lovely cascading appearance.

The plant can withstand low-light and bright, indirect-light areas but thrives in a well-draining home. To maintain the ivy’s beautiful green hue, you should regularly mist the leaves or wipe them with a damp cloth. Add fertilizers during the growing season (skipping the winter season) to encourage better growth.

Get Started!

There are plenty of good myriad plants that you can choose from to add to your indoor spaces. Many are widely available at plant nurseries and are also very convenient to manage. Whether you are a beginner or one with the greenest thumb, hanging houseplants are your ultimate friends. Mix and match, and bring home the perfect green dash!

Do you have a favorite hanging indoor plant that you absolutely wish to add to your collection? Let us know in the comments below.