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The Best Hanging Houseplants

Hanging Houseplants

Hanging Houseplants For Beautiful Decor

Houseplants are already a wonderful way to bring the outdoors, inside. They add design elements unmatched by synthetic decor and provide a much needed natural component to our urban lives.

Hanging houseplants are an even better way to display your plants, adding texture, color, and depth to sometimes unsightly rooms. So what are the best plants to use as hanging fixtures? What will look the best, the most design worthy and unique?

We’ve gathered some of the best examples of hanging plants from around the web to share with you all.

  1. The Staghorn Fern: Staghorn ferns are some of the most unusual plants around, adding a sculptural element to your walls. And if you’re one who loves or hates hunting, the Staghorn fern is a perfect alternative to mounting deer antlers in your home.

Staghorn Fern

2. The Boston FernGetting an oversized Boston Fern is like hitting the houseplant jackpot. Nothing says, “amazing houseplant decor” like a Boston Fern. They add incredible texture and hang beautifully from pots, giving an amazing sense of freedom and flowing beauty.

3. The Golden Pothos:  Another quintessential houseplant, the Golden Pothos was made to be placed in your foyer. With bright green and yellow leaves, these plants are some of the most recognizable house decorations in existence.

Hanging Houseplants 3. The Spider Plant: Ideal for hanging in high spaces due to its long tendril-like leaves, the spider plant is way better than its name entails. Perhaps the only spider I will ever like, this plant when hung correctly gives you a natural privacy, covering doors, windows, and bathrooms alike. 

spider plant

 4. The String Of Pearls Plant: The string of pearls plant is one of the most unique houseplants around. Actually considered a succulent, this easy to grow plant looks like a string of pearls, hence the name. With an easy growing attitude, the string of pearls will easily grow over your countertops, sprawling over ledges, creating an uncommon perspective to hanging gardens. I love this plant and its different look, creating conversations nightly. No need to continually talk about boring small-talk with guests, just bring in this plant and let the conversation flow. 

hanging houseplants

5. Philodendron:  Another classic houseplant, the Philodendron is one of the most common plants with over 200 species, some climbing varieties and some not. The climbing variety of philodendron is what you will need if placing in a hanging pot, which has aerial roots along the stem and is able to attach themselves to any available support.

Hanging houseplantsHow To Hang A Plant

Hanging houseplants always seem like a good idea until you realize someone has to actually do the work. It can be a daunting task, deciding which ceiling or wall would be able to bear the brunt of the weight, how to actually hammer in the nails, or what supplies would be needed. That’s why we are here to do a step-by-step explanation of how to hang a houseplant.

  1. Make sure when choosing a pot or container to hang in your house you also attach a drip tray, so water doesn’t flow onto your floor while watering.
  2. Place your plant into your container, you can also buy containers specifically made to be hung inside your home. You can find those here
  3. Choose the spot you would like to hang your container. Some plants will need to be placed near a window, some will not need to be near windows at all. Choose a south-facing window for plants which need full sunlight and a west or east facing window for those that require partial sun. Low-light plants will do well in north facing windows.
  4. Find a stud in your ceiling near where you would like to place your hangar. A stud is just the vertical beam that frames your house, normally hidden behind your walls. When you need to hang something heavy like a TV, or plant, make sure you find the stud so that there is enough support. You can use an electronic stud finder to help you find the location.
  5. Once you have found your stud, mark it with a pencil. Drill a hole where the pencil mark appears, using a bit one size smaller than your plant hook. You can find your plant hooks here. Screw the hook into the hole until it is in completely. Make sure to tug on it to confirm its stability.
  6. Hang your planter from the hook, using the chains and cords attached to it. If the planter is heavy, bribe a friend to help you. That’s it!!

Supplies You’ll Need to Hang Your Plants


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After finishing her masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Michelle wanted to share her love of plants and all things medicinal. With her knowledge of Chinese herbs and household plants, she decided to create a site sharing her love of indoor plants.

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