Hanging Plants That Will Delight Your Houseguests

Tired of the common plants in your household? Want to change something? Want to change it so bad that you want to turn everything upside down? Luckily for you, there is no need to turn the whole home upside down to change something. Simply buy a couple of hanging plants!

If you want a visit to your house to be remembered by your houseguests, add a boho exotic touch to it. Hanging plants (and I) will help you get there!

Here is the list of six hanging plants that will delight your guests:

  1. Spider plant
  2. English ivy
  3. Air plants
  4. Trailing jade
  5. Chenille plant
  6. Boston fern

In the following article, I will help you get to know these hanging plants a little better and hopefully convince you to try out something new, like cultivating hanging houseplants.

6 Best Hanging Houseplants

1. Spider Plant

Spider plant

Spider plant can take a lot of space if you let it, so it is great for big hallways, for example, or some other big places that need to be filled up with greenery.

The leaves are what leaves you breathless when it comes to the spider plant. They are thin, long, and beautifully variegated. Find a well-drained soil mix.

Place the pot somewhere bright but away from direct sunlight. Average room temperatures (13-27 degrees Celsius) will be okay.  Also, the spider plant isn’t toxic to people nor animals.

Pro-Tip

Spider plants produce flowers that develop into small bundles, called ‘spiderettes’. This way, they create a messy, unorganized, jungle look. This adds to their ‘best hanging plants’ title, of course.

2. English Ivy

English ivy

This one overwhelmingly reminds me of childhood – the big houses overgrown with ivy.

Still, not a lot of people know that you can cultivate English ivy in a pot! Instead of letting it climb walls, let it fall around the pot! Pruning is always an option, so you can shape the plant however you like.

The beautiful vines and the growth potential of English ivy put it alongside some of the best indoor hanging plants.

Besides that, it isn’t a choosy hanging plant – just plant it in a shallow and wide pot and fill it with the regular potting mix. Occasional misting is required. And that is all!

Pro-Tip

If you have a large room and don’t know how to fill up space, just place English ivy there. It will conquer the space with its eye-catching vines.

3. Air Plants

Air plant

Air plant or Tillandsia is definitely one of the most popular indoor hanging plants! You’ll notice that on the list at the beginning of the article, this is the only plant stated in plural form.

That is because the air plant is actually a family of plants, not a particular species.

They can live completely without soil. They are most eye-catching when hanging in glass bowls. In the northern European countries, they are traditional Christmas gifts.

They aren’t high-demanding – all they need is a lot of light and good airflow! Water them using a spraying bottle.

Pro-Tip

Although you can see air plants being sold in closed glass terrariums, this isn’t the best solution. Instead, look for the containers with large holes that ensure good airflow.

4. Trailing Jade

Trailing jade

I am a big fan of the jade plant in general. This one is just more extraordinary than the regular jade plant. The foliage of trailing jade is growing circularly so that it goes ‘hugging’ the whole pot.

The leaves are oval, medium-sized, growing on long branches.

Because of its magnificent look, trailing jade is one of the most extravagant hanging indoor plants. It has a small root system, thus you shouldn’t water trailing jade abundantly.

Too much water may cause root rot. Let the soil become dry to the touch before you water it.  As a succulent, trailing jade is very drought tolerant.

Pretty much the only wrong thing you can do is water it too much. Also, always use the commercial succulent potting mix when planting a trailing jade vine.

Pro-Tip

Since almost completely dry soil is a must-have, I will tell you a little trick on how to encourage the drying process. Just plant trailing jade in a clay pot. This natural material will help the soil dry out, instead of maintaining humidity and water.

5. Chenille Plant

Chenille plant

If you would like to escape the regular green leafy look of a plant and go for something a little more extravagant, then the chenille plant is the one for you! It is a fast-growing plant that will require occasional pruning because of its leaves that grow in abundance.

Besides the aesthetical moment, the chenille plant needs pruning to enhance new growth, as well.

Their flowers are what will bring everyone’s attention – long, fuzzy, and red. The flowers are pistils gathered in a clump.

Pro-Tip

Chenille plants are fast-growing plants and you should place them somewhere where they won’t obstruct everyday movement.

6. Boston Fern

Boston fern

The feathery bright green leaves will look astonishing hanging from the basket! Boston fern is a tropical plant that likes a lot of humidity.

Still, it is pretty tolerant to lower humidity conditions, as well. Not only Boston fern is an air purifier, but it is also safe for children and pets.

Pro-Tip

Boston fern needs great air circulation. Thus, try to position the basket as far from the ceiling as you can.

Q&A

1. What Type of Pots Should I Use for Hanging Plants?

It is best to use pots made of natural materials, of course. I suggest using clay-based containers for the plants that are intolerant to too much watering. Use the ceramic ones for the plants that like more humidity.

2. How High Should I Hang the Pots?

If you have vines, place the pot as high as you can. This way you’ll stop them from reaching the floor. When it comes to other hanging house plants, place them lower. Decide based on the size of the container, plant’s sunlight requirements, etc.

Summary

If you are looking for a little green friend to impress your guests, this is the article for you!

Choose a hanging plant that will suit you the most. Whether it is a low-maintenance English ivy, eye-catching chenille plant, or jungle-like Boston fern, what matters the most is that your living space will become nothing but marvelous!

Whether you want to buy, sell or simply reach out to other plant enthusiasts, Plantly is the right place to be!

 

 

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