When you’ve exhausted all of your lower-level plant placement options, the only way to go is up. And from trailing pothos to fluffy ferns, indoor hanging plants can imbue any indoor space with tranquil forest (or chic hotel) vibes. Bonus: Hanging plants draw your eyes upwards, which can make your ceilings appear taller.
And while, technically, almost any plant can be a hanging plant if you hang it (and if it just believes…), for maximum effect, viney plants that will drape beautifully down your wall are the way to go.
Just remember, when hanging your plants, be sure to get the proper mounting hardware for the weight of your plant and to follow the installation instructions. The last thing you need is your plant falling off the wall.
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The string of bananas (or string of pearls) is a super fun indoor hanging plant. They’re native to South Africa and feature long loose tendrils with banana-shaped foliage that retain the plant’s water, meaning you won’t have to water it too often. It’s also available in a 6-inch pot ($23).
The rabbit’s foot fern is named for the fuzzy rhizomes, aka stems, that grow from the soil and climb down the pot. It features numerous small, delicate leaves that give it a unique look but also make it more difficult to care for than other ferns. It prefers indirect sunlight and constantly moist soil. The leaves also enjoy regularly misting or showers to prevent them from drying out.
Also known as a fishbone cactus, the epiphyllum anguliger naturally grows clinging to the limbs and trunks of trees. It’s a night-blooming epiphytic cactus that blooms large pink or white, fragrant flowers for just a few nights in the fall. Unlike other cacti, the epiphyllum anguliger loves high humidity and more frequent watering.
Learn more about caring for your pothos from plant doctor Maryah Greene:
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