10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants That Make Home Look Beautiful


When it comes to houseplants, there is no dearth of beautiful ones. Every plant is a masterpiece in itself carved with intricate detailing. You can find so many vivid options in indoor plants that you might struggle with, which one to plant. Most of these plants make for good hanging plants too. You can find hundreds of different hanging plant options on the internet.

So how do you choose the right one for you? While physical appearance is essential, it’s also necessary to keep your houseplants healthy and fresh. But if you don’t have good lighting conditions or forget watering your plants, they might not ever bloom their flowers or reveal their true beauty.

But don’t worry. We have listed ten hanging plants that would enhance your house’s beauty and require little maintenance. Most of these thrive in low lighting conditions and can survive irregular watering. Some of them do prefer a bit of pampering, but that’s not much work either. The only thing you might need to worry about is overwatering them.

10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants That Make Home Look Beautiful

1. Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

Also known as five fingers, the Arrowhead plants have a distinct property of changing the shape of their leaves. The five fingers and arrowhead come from the fact that the leaves of this plant start as an arrow and grow up to become like a few fingers. 

This plant can grow into quite long vines, so you should keep it at a good height for it to dangle down. You can find this plant in exotic shades of burgundy, pink and green. 

Care and Maintenance:

Arrowplants prefer humid conditions, which makes them an excellent addition to your bathroom and kitchen. Water it every day and avoid trimming the leaves for the best results.

2. Angel Wings Cactus

The evergreen desertic plants will survive, come what may. Coming from the prickly pear family, the Angel Wings Cactus is an excellent indoor plant that is both attractive and low maintenance. If you remain too busy and forget to water your plants regularly, have the species from the deserts which are habitual to stay without water.

They grow evenly spaced groups of hairs instead of the sharp spines. But don’t forget that they also require direct sunlight throughout the day. Keep them in front of your windows in an earthen pot for an aesthetic background for your snaps. Pale yellow blooms turn into red edible fruits if you maintain them properly.

Care and Maintenance:

Moisten the plant by sprinkles of water whenever the soil gets completely dry. Ensure proper lighting and never overwater them. You should keep your pets and children away from them as the spines on their leaves can seriously hurt.

3. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Bird’s Nest Fern is a wild species straight from the rainforests. They are epiphytes and can hook on plants around them to grow. They look bold and natural, coming straight from the wild.

An exciting feature about them is that the shape of their leaves depends upon how much light they get. If you expose them to bright sunlight, their leaves will scrunch up while they will, flatten in darker conditions.

Care and Maintenance:

Bird’s Nest Fern prefers low sunlight and humidity, as found in the rainforests. So, you have another option to keep in your bathroom where it will thrive because of the humid conditions.

4. Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)

If you’re struggling to find an ideal decor to put around the window and bored of the dreamcatcher, trying something more real. How’s this succulent named Burro’s Tail that thrives in bright direct sunlight. 

They have thick and fleshy leaves, just like all succulents, and can survive long dry spells. They grow quite thick and wide, so choose a spacious location free of obstacles to hang them.

Care and Maintenance:

They require nothing more than copious amounts of sunlight and an occasional spray of water. Since they retain quite a lot of water, don’t water them before the soil is arid. 

5. Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)

The carnivorous plant, we all have heard about it in primary school, haven’t we? The native soil pitcher plant used to grow was deficient in nutrients, which turned them carnivorous. Their vibrantly colored leaves or pitchers attract their prey, and it won’t be wrong to say it would attract a few humans too!

Why not use them as a bug repellant at your home. You’d have two purposes served in one. Hang them in your kitchen or the living room, and it would act as an exciting conversation starter too.

Care and Maintenance:

You should keep the pitcher and its soil moist at all times. Don’t overwater it, though. Use clean water regularly, and don’t let the soil dry.

6. Staghorn Fern (Platycerium)

Another epiphytic plant, the Staghorn Fern, grows on the sides of trees. The beauty of this plant lies in its antler-like fronds that would look scintillating in old fashioned hanging pots. You can also mount it on a wooden plank. 

Care and Maintenance:

Staghorn Ferns just love bright light, which makes them perfect for hanging near the kitchen window. They like humid conditions so you can also place them in the bathroom. They are non-toxic, so it’s okay to have your pet lick on it.

7. String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)

As the name suggests, a string of pearls is an ornament-like plant that would take your Instagram pictures background to the next level. It’s succulent and thus is low maintenance. It can thrive in direct sunlight without a regular supply of water. It’s an ideal living room decor, and you can also hang it near your shelves. It’s no less than a showpiece.

Care and Maintenance:

The String of Pearls differs quite a bit from other succulents. It prefers more water than other varieties, but you should avoid soaking it in water. Keep it in a pot with good drainage to prevent sitting water.

8. Orchids (Cattleya Orchids)

A native of South America, the Cattleya Orchid blooms flowers in several distinctive colors. It adds a dash of vibrance and style to the interiors and is an excellent addition for any dull or plain corner in your home. Their unique shapes are also a talking point among the viewers.

Care and Maintenance:

Place this plant in front of bright, direct sunlight. Low lighting condition is a straight no for the orchids, and they will dry up sooner than you think. Hang them in front of a large window if you intend to keep it indoors.

9. Chenille Plant (Acalypha hispida)

If beauty is what you’re after, Chenille Plant is the epitome of it. The red fuzzy catkins that bloom out of it are a sight to watch. Most perhaps have an urge to have a feel of the bright red catkins. But they prefer bright, direct sunlight, so they aren’t trendy among indoor gardeners. They will only produce the gorgeous blooms if they get adequate light.

Care and Maintenance:

Chenille Plant requires a profuse amount of direct sunlight. You should keep it in a room where you have a south or east-facing window. Water it twice a week and be generous as it prefers a lot of water and nutrients to bloom well.

10. Lipstick Vine (Aeschynanthus)

Lipstick Vines are known to bring cheer in winters when blooming for some time. It’s true even if you are not for the stereotypes as your mood can’t be dull seeing these exciting, vibrant blooms of red flowers. Moreover, you can choose from pink, orange and red vines or even all of them.

They take some time and perseverance to bloom. If you can’t wait, you should buy the largest plant you can get so that it blooms the first season.  

Care and Maintenance:

Despite their beautiful blooms, lipstick vines are quite low maintenance. They can tolerate irregular watering and poor lighting conditions. Preferably they should get bright indirect sunlight and regular watering. Water them more frequently in the summer and spring seasons.

Of course, this was a small list considering the number of options you can get in hanging plants. But it’s neither practically possible nor wise to get tens of varieties as you might have a hard time maintaining them. Buy a few and take proper care of them before adding in your collection.