If you’re looking for simple ways to brighten up your living room, there’s no better way than bringing in some hanging indoor plants. Not only do they give spaces that wow factor, but an indoor hanging plant also has added benefits that go way beyond aesthetics!
While the answer might seem simple enough, it can be hard to know which hanging plant will be best for your space. To guide you through what seems like a huge amount of houseplants, we’ve made a list of the top 13 indoor hanging plants for your living room.
So whether you’re an old-time houseplant lover, or you’re completely new to indoor plant care, there’s a hanging plant for everyone!
Top 13 Hanging Plants For Your Living Room
1. Curly Spider Plant
With its bright color and long, sprawling leaves, this hanging plant is a great one visually. Spider Plants are also easy to look after and could have potential health benefits. Research from Nasa has shown that spider plants are great air purifiers, effective in removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
How should I care for my Spider Plant?
The Spider Plant is a great hanging plant for beginners because it’s super easy to look after. Water your spider plant generously during spring to autumn and less during the winter. Hang it in a well-lit room but away from direct sunlight.
Is the Spider Plant pet friendly?
Yes, it is!
2. Hoya ‘Silver Splash’
This special hanging plant has magical leaves that are dark purple at first and eventually mature to forest green dotted with specks of silver. If you provide the plant with enough light, it may even develop some purple, star-shaped flowers! It’s the perfect plant for adding a whimsical look to your living room.
How should I care for my Hoya ‘Silver Splash?’
This succulent hanging plant is also super easy to care for. It wants bright, indirect light and loves humidity. Check the soil every five to ten days, making sure it’s on the drier side.
Is the Hoya ‘Silver Splash’ pet friendly?
We are pleased to say that it is!
3. Boston Fern
Bring a sense of calm and serenity to your living room with the Boston Fern. Its delicate, bright green leaves will make your space look elegant and chic. This indoor hanging plant is also one of the best air purifiers around and is a great humidity regulator! Make your living room look great and feel great at all times with the Boston Fern.
How should I care for my Boston Fern?
Once the top of the soil starts to dry out, give your Boston Fern some water. This could be several times a week during the summer months, and will likely be best during the winter. This hanging plant thrives in humid environments and in bright, indirect sunlight.
Is the Boston Fern pet friendly?
This plant is pet friendly!
4. Dischidia Oiantha
Don’t be put off by the slightly scary name! This super rare hanging plant hasn’t even been given a common name yet, making it a truly special addition to your living room. With shimmering emerald, trailing leaves, the Dischidia Oiantha is super unique and is guaranteed to be a talking point when guests come over!
How should I care for my Dischidia Oiantha?
This rare, special plant is surprisingly easy to care for. Keep this hanging plant in bright, indirect light and water it whenever the soil feels dry.
Is the Dischidia Oiantha pet friendly?
It’s best to keep this plant well out of reach of pets.
5. Variegated Dischidia Oiantha
In the same family as our formerly mentioned hanging plant, the Variegated Dischidia Oiantha differs mainly in its appearance. Its oval-shaped leaves are surrounded by a border of silvery-white, hence its alternative name, ‘white diamond.’ It will bring color and sophistication to your living space!
How should I care for my Variegated Dischidia Oiantha?
This hanging plant is fairly low maintenance, making it a great option if you’re a beginner. It needs bright, indirect light and watering when the soil feels dry (although if you forget once in a while, it’s pretty drought resistant!).
Is the Variegated Dischidia Oiantha pet friendly?
We recommend keeping this plant well out of reach of pets and children. Take care to avoid contact with the sap, as it is toxic and can cause irritation.
6. Hanging Monkey Mask Monstera
If you want your living room to feel like a real, indoor jungle, the Hanging Monkey Mask Monstera is a great plant to welcome into your space. With dramatic, wild leaves (that some people say resembles a monkey’s face!), this hanging plant gives bland, bare walls a fun and tropical vibe.
How should I care for my Hanging Monkey Mask Monstera?
Although this plant prefers bright, indirect light, it can also thrive in light shade. Make sure the soil fully dries out in between waterings, and give its leaves a wipe once in a while so that they can properly breathe.
Is the Hanging Monkey Mask Monstera pet friendly?
This plant may be fun, but it needs to be kept away from pets and children.
7. Green Sweetheart Plant
Transforming your living room is super easy with the Green Sweetheart Plant. Known for its heart-shaped, vibrant leaves, hanging this plant up will sweeten up your space in no time.
As well as looking great, this hanging plant helps to filter impurities and increase humidity in the air, making it an especially positive plant for those of us with respiratory problems or skin sensitivities!
How should I care for my Green Sweetheart Plant?
This hanging plant can thrive in moderate light. Allow the soil to become fairly dry (but not completely dry) in between waterings. The plant will also benefit from occasionally misting the leaves for extra humidity.
Is the Green Sweetheart Plant pet friendly?
Nope, this plant is toxic to pets and humans, so be careful about where you hang it.
8. Pilea Depressa ‘Baby Tears’
Don’t be fooled by the name – the only tears this lovely plant will bring you are tears of joy! Made up of hundreds of tiny, bright green leaves, this lush evergreen is a simple yet effective way to enrich your living space.
How should I care for my Pilea Depressa ‘Baby Tears’ plant?
This hanging plant loves its water, so keep its soil constantly moist while trying not to overwater. Keep it in bright, indirect light and away from radiators. If any leaves become brown or yellow, remove them from the plant to encourage healthy growth.
Is the Pilea Depressa ‘Baby Tears’ plant pet friendly?
While this plant isn’t considered to be toxic, we still think it’s best to keep it away from pets and children. If large amounts of the plant are accidentally ingested it can cause stomach upset.
9. Peperomia Pepperspot
This indoor hanging plant will bring a burst of color to your living room with its red-tinted vines and contrasting dark green leaves. Not only will it aesthetically improve your space, but it’s also said to bring the owner wealth and prosperity. They say money doesn’t grow on trees … but it just might with the Peperomia Pepperspot!
How should I care for my Peperomia Pepperspot?
This hanging plant is pretty low maintenance. Keep the soil lightly moist and avoid overwatering by allowing the top of the soil to dry between waterings. For the best red-green color contrast, keep it hanging in bright, indirect sunlight.
Is the Peperomia Pepperspot pet friendly?
This plant is safe to have around pets and children.
10. White Rabbits Foot Fern
This luscious, bright green fern is the perfect statement plant for a living room that needs some sprucing up! The delicate, shapely fronds grow above furry, white rhizomes that spill over the edge of the pot. It’s a super unique houseplant that will make a fun, quirky addition to your home.
How should I care for my White Rabbits Foot Fern?
You’ll be pleased to know that this hanging plant is pretty fuss-free! Water your White Rabbits Foot Fern little but often to keep the soil lightly moist. Keep it in bright, indirect sunlight.
Is the White Rabbits Foot Fern pet friendly?
There’s no problem keeping this plant amongst your furry friends because it is totally pet safe.
11. String of Hearts Plant
Show your living room some love by hanging up a String of Hearts Plant. With thin, trailing vines and large, heart-shaped leaves – this indoor hanging plant is sturdier than it looks. We love how this plant comes in a kokodama pot, a natural, fairtrade, and biodegradable way to show off your plant. Find out more about these great pots below!
How should I care for my String of Hearts Plant?
This hanging plant enjoys some direct sunlight, but not all the time, so make sure it’s not in direct sunlight all day. Allow the soil to become dry before watering. This plant is a succulent, so it actually does better if it is underwatered rather than overwatered!
Is the String of Hearts Plant pet-friendly?
This plant is safe to have around pets!
12. Staghorn Fern
Make a statement in the living room with the Staghorn Fern! The large, antler-shaped leaves are how this hanging plant got its name. It will draw eyes and make an excellent feature in any given space. This also conveniently comes in a unique kokodama bowl that already has a hanging rope. All you need to do is choose a space to show it off!
How should I care for my Staghorn Fern?
This grandiose plant is luckily pretty easy to care for! Place this plant in bright indirect light and let the soil dry out between waterings.
Is the Staghorn Fern pet friendly?
Good news – this plant is pet-safe.
13. Golden Pothos
And last, but certainly not least, the Golden Pothos! This impressive hanging plant has bright green leaves dotted with specks of neon yellow, great for illuminating dull living rooms. We also love that the Golden Pothos has added benefits of trapping dust and purifying the air. This plant does it all!
How should I care for my Golden Pothos?
Keep this plant in bright, indirect sunlight and water it when the soil is beginning to dry. If its leaves are becoming too large, you can cut them off and they will be replaced by new leaves.
Is the Golden Pothos pet friendly?
Sadly not, keep this plant away from pets!
Indoor Hanging Plant Pots
What’s the use in having a beautiful hanging plant if you haven’t got a great pot to put it in? Complete your living room’s new look by selecting a Bloombox pot. From bright colors to classy white, you’ll find something that suits your style.
Some of the Bloombox indoor hanging plants, like the Curly Spider Plant and the String of Hearts Plant, already conveniently come in kokodama pots, based on the Japanese kokedama traditional balls of soil on which plants grow.
These kokodama pots are fair trade, coconut fiber pots made in Sri Lanka. The best thing about them? Each pot sold helps local organizations give school children a better future!
In A Nutshell…
We hope this has given you a bit of an insight into the wonderful world of indoor hanging plants. Who knew that decorating big, empty walls could be as simple as getting a couple of beautiful, trailing plants hanging up?
As well as filling and transforming your living space, hanging house plants can keep the air in your living room clean and fresh. There’s simply no downside to having one of these green, leafy friends hanging proudly in your living room.