In recent years, the popularity of houseplants has quickly driven up demand. There are only so many wide-lipped windowsills and sunny spots in our homes, but a plethora of plants are good for indoor hanging!
Many possible varieties of plants are available to hang around and relax in your home. Now that indoor hanging is an option, here are 25 plants that are good for indoor hanging!
25 Ideas – Plants for Indoor Hanging:
- Burro’s Tail
- String of Bananas
- String of Hearts
- Pitcher Plant
- Mistletoe Cactus
- Watch Chain Plant
- Spider Plant
- Inch Plant
- Sweet Potato Vine
- Creeping Jenny
- Orchid Cactus
- Maidenhair Fern
- Wax Plant
- Christmas Cactus
- String of Pearls
- The Jelly Bean Plant
- Rat Tail Cactus
- Lipstick Plant
- Asparagus Fern
- Purple Passion Plant
1. Burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum)
This plant originates in Mexico and Honduras and is now found worldwide in people’s homes.
This succulent does best in full sun. Do not keep its soil saturated nor let it dry out extremely in between waterings.
Don’t be alarmed if the leaves fall off with a brush of your hand, it is in most cases, normal. Gather them and replant them into the mother plant’s pot, which will allow it to become more full and long.
Description: Burro’s tail loves to trail and form dense vegetation in hanging baskets.
Link to Buy: https://thefernseed.com/products/burros-tail
2. String of Bananas (Curio radicans)
This plant is admired for its fruit-shaped and sleek, succulent leaves. It likes direct light but is not tagged with intense sunshine heat. If you forget to water once in a while, this plant is forgiving and prefers to mostly dry out before being watered again.
Description: String of bananas develop thin and vining stems that tend to take over, especially when put in a hanging structure.
3. String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
Nowadays everyone is interested in strings of somethings. For this plant, I was surprised by their thick, succulent leaves! The predominant pattern on their leaves is an eye-catcher too. This plant enjoys direct light and only be watered when the soil is quite dry (but not past the permanent wilting point).
Description: This string of hearts is initiating outreach and will soon be ready to be put in a hanging basket.
4. Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Periwinkle enjoys direct light but can endure many types of home environments. Well-drained soil is key, and only water when the soil becomes dry.
This plant has a bonus of small, periwinkle-colored flowers!
Description: Periwinkle as shown here is a great hanging plant with delightful flowers.
5. Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)
For this plant, some species prefer high light, others the opposite. You can research to see which variety you have or start off with a balance of light until you find what suits the plant. For watering, you don't want saturated soil but instead an even, light moisture and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Description: The carnivorous part of the plant is what gives it the ideal quality for indoor hanging.
6. Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera)
This succulent can handle low light, so it is a nice addition if all your main window slots are filled! The plant prefers well-drained soil and to be dried out in between watering days.
Description: This plant has beautiful branching qualities and enjoys hanging around, with it developing dense foliage with age.
7. Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa)
This is a unique plant with interesting stem and leaf structures. It propagates itself easily, so expect a full, vining pot of foliage.
The plant prefers a shadier environment with no intense heat or light. Watering when fully dried out will result in a healthy plant.
Description: When given the right conditions, this plant makes a full and plentiful hanging basket.
8. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants are simple to take care of and come in different colors and get full and luscious in hanging baskets.
Spider plants produce frequent, small white flowers and spidey babies too. They enjoy full sun and drying out in between waterings.
Description: Spider plants thrive when they are put in hanging baskets and they produce many baby plants.
Link to Buy: https://gardengoodsdirect.com/products/spider-plants
9. Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)
Inch plants and hanging baskets are an automatic combo because they easily grow adventitious roots, are resilient, and grow down, up, and sideways.
Proper conditions include the indirect sun (so another great one if you’re running out of space) and watering when thoroughly dry.
Description: Inch plants easily propagate themselves and love to hang.
10. Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas)
This plant is popular for mixed plant combos and its attractive element is its colored foliage. Again, this is another easily propagated plant and will fill out a planter with ease.
They enjoy bright light, consistent light moisture, and are forgiving in nature (drought and heat tolerant).
Description: This yellow to green plant is quick to fill out any planter.
Link to Buy: https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53068/#b
11. Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)
The yellow foliage of this creeping plant is beautiful in a hanging basket and compliments any home.
Indirect light and occasional shade serve this plant well in addition to consistent light moisture. If your hanging planter isn't looking full, you can effortlessly propagate more into the pot.
Description: Creeping Jenny is iconic for its viney growth habit.
12. Orchid Cactus (Disocactus ackermannii)
If cared for properly, this plant will produce bright, attractive flowers.
The top third of the soil must dry out but the bottom stays moist until watering again. They can grow over four feet and prefer indirect light.
Description: This plant can give extraordinary color to any indoor plant collection.
13. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum)
Like most ferns, this plant prefers indirect light to part shade, and an even moisture level. As true ferns, they do not flower so this plant could be satisfying for foliage-lovers. They also take a few years to mature.
Description: The growth habit of this fern could give you an appealing indoor hanging container!
Link to Buy: https://www.nativewildflowers.net/maidenhair-fern/
14. Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)
Waxy leaves and flowers make this plant beautifully strange and its growing habits make it wonderful for indoor hanging baskets. Indirect light and light watering are ideal and increased humidity is important. Well-drained soil works as well to prevent root rot.
Description: Wax plants are unique in that they form relentless vines and elegant flowers.
15. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Pothos come in many varieties, are straightforward to propagate, and tolerate various conditions.
Pothos take over if they receive indirect light and dry out in between waterings. They are resistant and tolerant to drought and being rootbound.
Description: Pothos come in endless combinations and their stems grow very long.
16. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)
Originating from Brazil, Christmas cacti are great in that they venture out of their pots and vine, thus making a charming indoor planter. They can be quickly propagated and the ones at my home bloom almost year-round with lavish pink to red blooms.
In my experience, this is another tolerant plant that indulges in bright indirect light and being watered when dry.
Description: The blooms and hanging characteristics can be great for indoor planters.
Link to Buy: https://succulentsbox.com/products/christmas-cactus
17. String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
For a content plant, allow the soil to thoroughly dry out between watering days and provide bright light.
Description: As seen here, this plant works well in indoor hanging planters.
18. The Jelly Bean Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum)
The red tint to the leaves can add a nice flare to an indoor plant home. These plants thrive when they are completely dry between waterings and in bright indirect lighting.
Description: This succulent is one of many that do well in hanging baskets.
19. Rat Tail Cactus (Disocactus flagelliform)
Waterfalls of rat tail cactus stem and flowers overflow from indoor hanging baskets and can grow over three feet long. The spines appear fuzzy but are sharp. This plant prefers to be fully dried out before watering and likes full to partial sun.
Description: A rat tail cactus is an ideal hanging plant and also adds a pop of color to the inside world.
Begonias come in an abundance of colors and variegations. Blooms and foliage fill out hanging baskets conveniently and quickly if given the right conditions, which includes evenly moist soil and indirect light.
Description: Begonias and hanging baskets go hand in hand.
21. Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans)
The dense and vining nature of this plant allows for great compatibility with indoor hanging baskets. Lipstick plants need adequate humidity and light (bright indirect) in order to produce exquisite flowers.
Description: This plant’s unique inflorescence paired with its creeping foliage make it a possible stellar option for indoors.
Link to Buy: https://www.costafarms.com/plants/lipstick-plant
22. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme comes in many scents including lemon and produces interesting blooms. It creeps and crawls everywhere, leaving it a possible option for hanging baskets.
Thyme has a very distinct and enjoyable smell and is easy to propagate, especially in water. It excels in bright light and heat and has a high tolerance. Watering when dry is sufficient for this plant.
Description: Thyme is known for its creeping habit and delicious smell.
23. Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus)
These plants prefer part sun to shade. The beauty of this plant is its fluffy foliage but beware of the plant’s armature. Humidity is an important factor for this plant and people often mist it to keep its content. For watering, you can keep the soil moist but not saturated.
Description: These light plants branch out to form full, hanging planters.
24. Purple Passion Plant (Gynura aurantiaca)
These plants have purple fuzzy foliage and have an appropriate growing habit for hanging baskets.
They require bright indirect light and evenly moist soil. Avoid splashing water on the leaves to prevent rot.
Description: This plant can branch out or climb upwards in a hanging planter.
Link to Buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1011344280/purple-passion-velvet-plant-gynura?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=purple+passion+plant&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&from_market_listing_grid_organic=1
Coleus comes in hundreds of colors and is very low maintenance. The seeds are very tiny but they are easily grown from seed and can reach over four feet tall.
Dense foliage is what makes this plant great for indoor hanging. It loves direct light and being watered when dried out, and is resistant.
Description: Coleus colors make hanging planters shine.