6 Best Hanging Plants

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Hanging plants can be a little bit tricky. Finding plants that work as well as hanging plants is just as difficult. Heat rises and that makes for a lower humidity in hanging plants. Some plants can handle that lower humidity better than others. A lot of plants will dry out too quickly and too often or they will have crispy tips due to lower humidity.  Do not worry though we have cultivated an amazing list of the 6 best hanging plants for you today.

Heartleaf Philodendron

Heartleaf Philodendron

First, up is a classic for a reason.  It is a timeless beautiful plant with heart-shaped leaves and they vine and they trail everywhere! They are absolutely stunning plants!  The standard and classic heartleaf philodendron. You can also check out a neon heartleaf philodendron and a philodendron Micans as well. Neon Heartleaf Philodendrons have bright green almost emerald green leaves and are glossy. The Neon also is glossy but is almost a highlighter yellow so it makes a wonderful contrast. The Philodendron Micans also contrasts with a stunning deep green velvet heartleaf. Regardless of which heartleaf you choose they all make perfect easy-care hanging plants.

Hoya

Hoya

These are stunning, thick-leaved, succulent-like, vining, trailing houseplants! They are absolutely incredible and they grow everywhere. They put off these long vines that try to reach out and grab other plants nearby to climb. They make giant walls of greenery and it’s fantastic!  Hoya is absolutely incredible! They are very drought tolerant as well.

They do need a lot of light so make sure wherever you are putting them has either a good grow light or that they are in a great window with light shining directly on them for most of the day.  Because they love their light, they will not thrive very well without it. They grow prolifically and quickly depending on the plant that you get. Hoya Carnosa Crimson Princess and Hoya Carnosa Crimson Queen are fantastic examples of this!  You get beautiful variegated foliage for very inexpensive and they are so easy to care for because you don’t have to water them very often. This is great because you can hang them in hard-to-reach places and not have to worry about climbing up there too often.

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos

Another really easy care plant is a Golden Pothos(Epipremnum Aureum). They are just like Heartleaf Philodendrons in the sense that they vine and they have heart-shaped leaves just a little more spear-shaped.

They come in yellow and green marble variegation. They can also have splashes of white in them too which is incredible to see! It is an absolutely beautiful plant and it grows so quickly. So if you were looking for a hanging plant that will end up being very big and very lush and cover a large space in a short amount of time this is definitely It!

 Very drought tolerant;  their leaves will drip down when they need water. They are epiphytic plants so they do not need a whole lot of water just like the hoyas.  You will not have to be up there every couple of days trying to get them watered. They can handle a little bit of drought for you but they do have those big luscious green leaves. That yellow and white really makes them pop to so they make fantastic hanging plants anywhere you put them.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

This is another drought-tolerant plant. They have long ribbon-like strands that usually come variegated with some form of green and white. Although you can go out and find an all-green one as well so if you don’t want that variation but you like that ribbon look.

 They get very big and bushy. They put off long runners that have little baby spiderettes on the bottom. They will produce more little spiderettes and sometimes even flower from that stem as well. Overall, it just makes the plant look a lot bushier. It is much more easy to take care of them hanging than sitting on a shelf somewhere. This is because they sprawl out so much and try to get in your other pots.

Rhipsalis

Rhipsalis

Rhipsalis is kind of a funky cool plant! They come in a lot of different varieties and textures. Generally, they are green. They are also known as jungle cacti! Which is pretty fantastic. They do not like to dry out as much or as often as the other plants.  It really depends on the specific Rhipsalis that you have.

If you have a thicker leaved Rhipsalis, they could hold on to more water. They can also go longer and are more drought tolerant. If you have a thinner, more viny, stringy, type of Rhipsalis;  then those are going to need more water more often.

 So you do have to check them a little bit more than the other plants that we mentioned on this list but they are so fantastic and so unique looking with the different textures that they absolutely had to be on this list! We do not recommend placing them somewhere where you are going to have to get a ladder every time you want to water. Because you might miss some waterings and sometimes they won’t be able to handle that. Especially, if they’re thinner leave Rhipsalis.

String of Hearts

String of Hearts

They are literally vining strings of little teeny tiny hearts. You can get variegated, non-variegated, or silver glory ones which have beautiful powdery silver to them.

 They grow on the cliffsides of the mountains in South Africa so they are very drought tolerant and natural hanging plants. Just give them a little bit of water. They will soak up that water and hold in their little rooty bulbs and they will last on that for a very long time.

If you feel the foliage at the base of the plant and it is soft and flexible then you want to go ahead and water. The more plants that you have in the pot the more full it will look. Be sure to give them lots of light like a hoya as well and they grow very quickly. Beautiful and fast-growing plus naturally hanging! What’s not to love!?

There you have it six of the best hanging plants! Hopefully, this helps you start a whole hanging arrangement of a pot full of gorgeous plants you can enjoy with ease.

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