As a matter of fact, some of us are lucky to have the room to plant full sized garden, while others have an empty windowsill in direct sunlight. But even those living in space strapped apartment can bring touch of greenery indoors using the aerial space all around them.
Plants always have been part of peoples home, but with social media plant awareness has really begun to bloom. And now, more than ever people are learning many things from internet including how to maximize their space and are taking their plants in to the air by hanging them.
Hanging plants are some of the easiest varieties to work with and best way to add some dimension and calmness to your room.
Before you start grabbing hanging vines in your local garden centre, you must know which varieties will thrive and which won’t as hanging plants. Plants that are very easy to grow aren’t meant to be placed in to hanging planters. So in this article we are going to show you best hanging plants you can try placing in your space.
Easy Care Indoor Hanging Plants:
- Morning Glory:
Morning glory is a vining plant that likes to climb, but can be grown and displayed indoors in hanging baskets as well. There are different varieties of morning glory but the best one is “Heaven Blue”.
You can grow this plant from seeds while planting from seed you will have a full plant within couple of months.
Make sure keep it away from your kids and pets, as they are toxic.
Propagation Of Morning Glory:
You can layer with soil part of stem which is attached to leaves and wait for to root. Then cut it off and pot it or you can simply harvest seeds from your morning glory plant and plant them directly.
- String Of Pearls:
String of pearls is a beautiful succulent and the best part is like all other succulents it also needs very low maintenance and requires very little watering.
It looks stunning as a hanging plant with its peas like leaves with all the vines pushed to one side to other which creates a “Spilled Effect”. The stems of this plant grow up to 2-3 feet long.
Propagating String Of Pearls:
Just pinch off few healthy inches of your string of pearls plant and cover them with in moist soil.
- String Of Hearts:
This is another low maintenance evergreen trailing succulent you must try growing as a hanging plant. This plant has vines adorned by attractive heart shaped leaves, the leaves are generally dark green, but can lighten to a pale color if it doesn’t get enough sun.
This plant is also called, chain of Hearts, Hearts on a String, Collar of Hearts, Rosary Vine and Sweetheart Vine.
Propagating String Of Hearts:
You can propagate this plant with water, soil, tubers or simply by placing a fallen leaf on the potting mix.
- Mistletoe Cactus:
This is an attractive cactus which has droopy, pale green stems. It even produces flowers and small edible berries that taste exactly like grapes.
In the wild, this plant grows attached to other plants by anchoring itself to moss and rotting leaves. The stems of this plant can grow up to 20 feet in the wild and its and ideal choice for hanging plants.
Propagating Mistletoe Cactus:
You can easily grow cactus from cuttings of this plant just like you do to all other succulents.
- Spider plant:
Spider plant can be seen anywhere and one of the common houseplant because it is very easy to care and is quite impressive visually once it grows.
Spider plant produces babies which are offshoots that grow from the main plant at the base of it. The beautiful thin and gently curved leaves look lovely when you hang them in your space.
This plant is also called Airplane Plant, Spider Ivy and Ribbon Plant.
Propagating Spider Plant:
Spider plants can be propagated through division, which is good method if you don’t have any shoots. If your plant has babies, then you can easily propagate them in soil while they are still attached to the mother plant.
- Heartleaf Philodendron:
Heartleaf philodendron is a beautiful green plant which has heart shaped leaves and they are deeply glossy green. This plant is extremely hardy and can easily tolerate hardy droughts even if the soil becomes dry.
Mature plant even produces white flowers, water them once in a week and if the leaves get dusty use a damp cloth to clean them. This plant looks gorgeous spilling out of hanging basket or pot.
Propagating Heartleaf Philodendron:
You can propagate heartleaf philodendron from cuttings and root them either in water or directly in the soil.
- English Ivy:
English Ivy is another houseplant which is a woody perennial climber. This plant need very little care and this plant considered as an invasive species in some countries.
This is perfect plant to contain in a hanging basket because it can’t spread and take everything else. Originating in central and northern Europe this plant works best in cooler temperatures.
Propagating English Ivy:
You can easily propagate English ivy from cuttings and put them in water or directly in the soil.
- Boston Fern:
Boston fern prefers moist soil and very tolerant to drought and hard temperatures. This is a bushy plant so make sure it has enough humidity to grow well as a hanging plant. If you don’t have humidifiers try spraying it with water.
This plant is also called Boston Sword Fern, Wild Boston Fern, Boston Blue Bell Fern, Sword Fern, Tuber Ladder fern and Fish Bone Fern.
Propagating Boston Fern:
You can propagate fern by removing a shoot from the base of the plant.
- Devil’s Ivy:
Devils ivy is an evergreen vine and stays green when kept in dark places. This plant has heart shaped leaves and is similar to heartleaf philodendrons, often this plant gets confused with philodendrons.
This plant is also called Silver Vine, Hunters Robe, Money plant, Solomon Islands Ivy, Marble Queen and Devils Vine.
Propagating Devils Ivy:
Devils ivy can propagate through cuttings and root the cuttings in water or directly in the soil.
Benefits Of Indoor Hanging Plants:
Below are some benefits of placing plants inside our homes.
- Placing indoor hanging plant will save lots of space in your place.
- Everyone knows that trees and plants produce oxygen, apart from that they even cleans improve the air quality when placed inside our homes.
- They even add beauty to our internal space, so introduce a plant in to your room and it’s like a breath of fresh air.
- According to several studies, placing plants inside reduces stress and help increase overall well being.