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Hanging Plants That Will Elevate Your Decor

By Staff Writer
Share to PinterestHanging Plants That Will Elevate Your Decor

It's possible to hang nearly any plant indoors, but that doesn't mean every species will blend in, elevate your abode, or be easy to care for at this vantage. If you want something dangling from above, it's vital to find the perfect match both aesthetically and logistically (because watering every 10 minutes isn't exactly practical), so where do you get started?

From lush and airy to trailing ivy, this array of eye-catching hanging plants is sure to include one that will perfectly suit your abode.


Boston fern

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Feathery fronds make the Boston fern a go-to for hanging planters. This stunning plant is pet-safe and purifies the air, making it a breezy choice for any room in your home. Leave plenty of room between ferns and the ceiling so that air can circulate properly; the last thing you want is brown, withered leaves draping down from the top.

Boston ferns only require watering every 2 to 3 days and benefit from bright, indirect light, so they're ideal for that bare bedroom window or just about any laid-back living space.


Spider plant

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The spider plant requires significant space from every angle, so it's an eye-catching filler for your living room or bedroom. Leaves are long, bright, and bold, giving empty spots a lush touch.

Try them in wide baskets to prevent the leaves from spilling over and hanging too low, and embrace an easy-as-pie care routine: spider plants only require weekly watering, so they're as low-key as it gets. These spindly beauties grow rapidly in bright, moderate sunlight, so try them near east-facing windows.


String of nickles

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These striking succulents thrive in low light, making them the ideal display for your north and east-facing windows. Trailing coin-shaped leaves give this plant a charming aesthetic, and it's relatively easy to care for with regular misting and watering.

As long as the soil stays moist, these verdant beauties truly stand out. Choose a skinny pot so that the leaves are on full display; they'll drape down beautifully.


Air plant

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If life's other obligations have you seeking some low-maintenance greenery, then air plants are the perfect solution. These lush little guys grow without soil and are incredibly easy to care for.

Water them once or twice a week, and provide a deep soak every 2 to 3 weeks. If the air indoors is drying them out, gently mist them with water throughout the week. Show them off in glass terrariums, tossing in bold, colorful accents to create a standout display.


Chenille plant

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Add a splash of color to your living, dining, or entertainment areas with these stunning plants. You'll need the space, however; chenille plants can reach up to 6 feet in height, with hanging flowers growing up to 18 inches. In their natural environment, chenille plants grow even taller: up to 15 feet.

They like to spread out, and the fuzzy red flowers are a welcome switch from traditional houseplants. Water them every two to three days until the soil is moist, and place them in a south-facing window with direct access to bright light. Promote fresh growth by pruning them back 4 to 8 inches every season.


Golden pothos

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Give interiors a dash of elegance with the golden pothos. Gorgeous golden-yellow leaves bring sunshine into your home, and since they only require moderate sunlight, you've got a multitude of creative display options.

Not only does this plant bring beauty into your bedroom or living room, but it helps clear out toxins and purify the air for a more peaceful rest. Even though they're also known as Devil's Eye, these plants have a delicate aesthetic and are extremely easy to care for; you only need to water them every 1 to 2 weeks.


English ivy

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You've probably seen English ivy crawling up centuries-old exteriors, but these plants are equally gorgeous indoors, especially when you let them mimic that effect. Whether you do a DIY ivy wall or drape them from a wide basket, these conversation starters work best in dining or entertainment areas where their striking vines stand out to guests.

Keep English ivy in a room where they can spread out and grow comfortably; place them in low to medium light and be sure to stay on top of your weekly watering routine.


Pitcher plant

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Pitcher plants thrive in boggy conditions, and they've evolved to become carnivorous. Not only do they create striking contrast in your kitchen or dining room, but they'll kill off insects as well.

Hang them in a sunny spot near a window so they can receive full, direct sunlight year-round, and keep the soil moist by watering them every 3 to 4 days. Tall and verdant, they attract attention while reducing pests, making them a win-win for every house.


Maidenhair fern

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If you're craving lush, gorgeous greenery for your living room or bedroom, maidenhair ferns are up to the task. Eye-catching foliage drapes effortlessly from baskets for effortless decor, but this is a thirsty species you'll need to water daily—don't let the soil dry out.

This delicate fern has a secret, too: underneath all that foliage are stunning purple leaves. These feathery fronds should be suspended high so the foliage can hang properly. They require bright, indirect light.


Trailing jade

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Want a compact plant you can hang nearly anywhere? Bolster your home with trailing jade plants, which are actually from the Peperomia family, so don't let the name fool you! These cute plants feature bright, circular leaves and a small size you can tuck into the tightest spot. Native to the tropics, trailing jade gives interiors an exotic touch, and you'll only need to water them once a week to keep moisture levels on point.

Bright light is best, so you can hang these beauties near east, west, or south-facing windows with equally stunning results. Help promote healthy growth and prevent potential root rot by choosing clay-based pots for your display.



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