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12 Best Hanging Plants to Beautify Your Home (With Pictures)

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When sprucing up the space in your home, one of the best ways to occupy the space and make it beautiful is to use hanging plants. These types of plants can make your home feel more inviting, provide air purity, and of course, add a pop of color that a room may be missing. Here’s a look at the 12 best hanging plants to help beautify your home. These plants can be added to any room or even mixed and mingled if that’s what you prefer.

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The 12 Best Hanging Plants to Beautify Your Home

1. Air Plants (Tillandsia)

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Air plants are one of the easiest hanging plants you can use to beautify your home. These plants don’t require soil to grow and are normally hung in glass terrariums. The key to a thriving air plant is having a hole in your terrarium for good airflow and bright light. You can hang air plants in any room of the home and even add colorful trinkets or accents to the terrarium to make them pop.

Sunlight Needs High
Watering Needs Moderate

2. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Bird’s Nest Fern
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When found in the wild, the Bird’s Nest Fern is an epiphyte, meaning it latches on to other plants when it’s growing. These plants are great décor for the bathroom of your home considering they are tropical plants that love the added humidity. You’ll want to avoid too much sun with this plant as it will cause its leaves to scrunch and turn yellow. You can grow your plant on wood or stone then move it to a hanging position to beautify your restroom and accent your décor.

Sunlight Needs Low
Watering Needs High

3. Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

Syngonium podophyllum or arrowhead plant
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The leaves of the Arrowhead Plant are known for changing shape. This is why many people refer to them as Five Fingers or Arrowhead Vines. The leaves will originally look like an arrowhead then develop fingers as they grow. Like the Bird’s Nest Fern, Arrowheads like humidity. This makes them great for kitchens or bathrooms. The vines grow long, however, and if you want the full effect it’s best not to trim them. You can find these plants in a variety of colors including burgundy, pink, and other shades of green.

Sunlight Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Low

4. Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)

donkey tail or burro's tail in hanging clay pot
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The Burro’s Tail is part of the succulent family. This means its leaves are thick like other succulents and the plant requires minimal watering. If you choose this plant for your home, it needs room to grow. The thick leaves trail down making this plant great for rooms with lots of sunshine, like living rooms and bedrooms.

Sunlight Needs High
Watering Needs Low

5. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

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Boston Ferns are an ideal plant for any room of your home where they can get proper circulation. They prefer humidity but will do fine in low-humidity situations. Boston Ferns are safe for pets and are often used for purifying the air. When hanging these plants, remember they should hang low from the ceiling to promote good circulation and visibility of their beauty.

Sunlight Needs Low
Watering Needs High

6. Chenille Plant (Acalypha hispida)

Chenille Plant
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When growing domestically, the Chenille Plant can be as long as 6 feet. It is suggested to keep these plants pruned properly to promote new growth and keep them healthy. The fuzzy red flowers are a great way to get a conversation going as they are unique when compared to common green hanging plants. Use them for sitting areas or where people love to congregate like dining rooms and living rooms.

Sunlight Needs Moderate
Watering Needs High

7. English Ivy (Hedera helix)

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You’ve most likely seen English Ivy climbing up the sides of buildings or stone walls. This climbing plant can be used in the same manner inside your home, but if you prefer, it can simply be placed in a basket and allowed to hang. Considering how long they can grow, they need to be displayed in an area where you can admire their beauty and grant them enough space to grow.

Sunlight Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Low

8. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Hanging Golden Pothos
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The Golden Pothos is best known for its beautiful golden-yellow leaves and its air-purifying properties. A moderate amount of sunlight will bring out its natural colors. To make great use of its air-purifying properties, many people choose to hang these plants in the bedroom. The beauty they provide makes them ideal for any room, however.

Sunlight Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Low

9. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum)

Maidenhair Fern
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These gorgeous hanging plants look delicate, hence the name Maidenhair. On top, you’ll find light green foliage but underneath are purple leaves. These plants are great for most areas of your home and are even pet-friendly for animal lovers. They enjoy a bit of humidity and need even amounts of light. You will need to hang them high, however, as they have lush foliage.

Sunlight Needs Low
Watering Needs Low

10. Ripple Peperomia (Peperomia caperata)

Ripple Peperomia
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This species of peperomia comes in multiple colors and features heart-shaped leaves. You’ll also find that leaves are textured, making them a great way to start a conversation with other plant lovers. These plants are easy to care for and don’t require large pots for growing.

Sunlight Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Low

11. Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)

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Having a carnivorous plant in the house is a great idea when it comes to insects. Pitcher Plants became carnivorous in their native setting due to the lack of nutrients in the soil. The plants use their “pitchers” to attract insects to consume. This makes them great additions to any room of the home where you want to keep insects at bay, but especially the kitchen.

Sunlight Needs Moderate
Watering Needs High

12. Spider Plants (Chlorophytum Comosum)

Spider Plants
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Spider plants are a beloved addition to the home due to their beauty and the fact they are safe around pets. These plants are easy to care for and grow quite large. This makes them ideal for occupying empty space in any room. If you want to avoid having your spider plant hanging too low, you can use bigger baskets to create the effect you want for your home.

Sunlight Needs Low
Watering Needs Moderate

garden flower divider Conclusion

If you’re ready to add a few hanging plants to make your home more beautiful, the 12 we’ve included on this list are a great place to start. Of course, there are other plants out there you may prefer, but these are among the most popular for the beauty they provide. You can make any area of your home a great place to sit and chat with the addition of one or multiple of these gorgeous plants.

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