Hanging plants create an appeal in your home that will turn your heads and bring a sense of serenity and beauty to your space. And if you love some tropical vibes in your home, adding some hanging plants could rock your house theme.

Some studies show that plants can boost our moods, increase our creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants, aside from enhancing our space’s overall appearance.

But putting plants in your home or office can be a little bit tricky, especially if you have a small space. Worry no more! Just look up, because the ceiling could have many unused areas that might fit your plants.

Different Types of Hanging Plants Infographics


Whatever your reason for putting hanging plants in your home or office, it is certainly a creative and healthy way to enhance your indoor or outdoor haven.

Here are the different types of hanging plants that you may consider putting in your spaces:

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)


Golden Pothos

The Golden Pothos or the Devil’s ivy, native to southeast Asia,  is one of the easiest hanging plants to take care of because they thrive in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate medium to low indirect light. Avoid putting the golden pothos to direct and intense sun as it may cause sunburn on its leaves; thus, you can place them on your ceiling.

The golden pothos is famous for its heart-shaped green leaves with a little touch of yellow hues. This hanging plant can grow up to ten feet long without trimming; however, if you wish to cultivate more of this plant, you can cut and directly plant it in another hanging pot. It is a fast-growing plant and only requires watering twice a week.

Take note: It is best to put the golden pothos out of reach of children and pets because their sap is poisonous but non-lethal which causes skin irritation and burning of the mouth if ingested.

English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

English Ivy

The English Ivy is a perennial climbing vine that usually latches onto the bark of trees, walls, and other surfaces. These types of hanging plants can become a threat if planted along with other vegetation and serves as an aggressive invader.

However, English ivy could make a great outdoor or indoor houseplant if placed in hanging baskets. Its dark, waxy, and kind of leathery leaves could add color and relaxing vibes to your space, which makes these hanging plants perfect for soothing your mind and tired body.

But the leaves of English ivy contain Glycoside Hederin, which is known to cause toxicosis if ingested. Therefore, it is better to place this plant out of reach of children and pets.

The String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)

The String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)

The string of pearls or a “string of beads” or “rosary” is native to southwest Africa. The string of pearls is a perennial vine with green spherical leaves that resemble a pearl and is considered a succulent that is quite tricky to take care of because it has demanding features.

Some cultivars say that it is one of the easiest hanging plants to grow, but others find it hard to cultivate it. However, the pearl string only needs bright light, a well-draining medium, and requires minimal watering.

Trailing Jade (Peperomia Rotundifolia)

Trailing Jade (Peperomia Rotundifolia)

The Trailing jade or also known as “jade necklace” or “creeping buttons,” is native to the tropical rainforest of South America. It has thick, fleshy, circular button-like leaves that usually trail around rocks and rotten logs.

The trailing jade is an excellent addition to your hanging plants because it is also low-maintenance, prefers moisture, and best put in a shaded area. Avoid overwatering to prevent wilting. They are also easy to propagate through leaf cuttings.

String of Nickels (Dischidia Nummularia)

String of Nickels

The String of nickels or also know as “button orchid,” is native to the tropical regions of India, Asia, and Australia. This plant usually grows on branches of trees, rocky terrain, and crevices.

The string of nickel’s leaves is attractive in hues of light olive green to a bronze shade and somehow looks like nickels where it gets its name.

Whether indoor or outdoor, the string of nickels can thrive anywhere provided that they receive enough amount of filtered sunlight. They could grow beautifully in hanging baskets and prefer moist soil.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

Spider Plant

The Spider plant is a common houseplant and considered one of the most adaptable houseplants that can grow in different conditions. It is native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

Spider plants can look beautiful as hanging plants because of their long arching leaves in green and white hues. They love moist soil and prefer bright light, so it’s better to place them where they can also get direct sunlight.

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum)

Maidenhair Fern

The Maidenhair ferns is a popular houseplant with a unique charm due to its feathery light gray-green leaves that will genuinely catch anyone’s attention in any garden setting. These hanging plants are native to North America and are often called “five-fingered fern” because of their finger-like fronds.

The maidenhair fern can be significant in indoor and outdoor landscape settings; however, it is quite challenging to grow healthy indoors. It needs a lot and consistent moisture with warm, humid air and prefers partial sunlight.

Burro’s Tail (Sedum Morganianum)

Burro’s Tail

The Burro’s tail is succulent with lush green leaves with thick stems that thrive indoors in a well-draining medium. This plant gets heavier as it grows, making it fall entirely on its pot; that is why it is great as a hanging plant.

The Burro’s tail prefers soilless medium and doesn’t need to water regularly. These hanging plants love the morning sun, which makes their leaves fuller and healthier.

The String of Hearts (Ceropegia Woodii)

The String of Hearts

The String of hearts, also known as “chain of hearts” and “rosary vine,” is a beautiful trailing succulent native to South Africa. These hanging plants are popular because of their alluring heart-shaped leaves in pink and magenta hues.

The string of hearts thrive in a warm and humid environment but hates direct sunlight. They are fast-growing plants and very easy to propagate. However, this type of plant is a little bit pricey because of its popularity. If you got one, make sure to take care of it. Avoid constant watering and make sure the soil is dry before watering it again.

Now you have this great list of hanging plants, and it’s time to think what are the perfect plants to add to your collections.

Remember that whatever plant you buy, whether it is common or rare, expensive or cheap, as long as it makes you happy, it will always be worth it.


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