Now that we live in a home with tons of windows and really tall ceilings, I have been adding to our plant collection at a VERY fast pace. I love how they instantly add life to any room — plus the benefits of gardening (even at a small scale) is many. I’ve shared tons of posts about houseplants and gardening in the past, but today I wanted to share some info about easy to grow hanging plants because I’ve been focused on adding more of those to our cabin!
The Best Easy to Grow Hanging Plants for Your Home
Also known as Epipremnum or Devil’s Ivy, this easy-to-grow plant is perfect for beginners. It’s extremely tolerant and grows well with low to medium light. Also there are tons of options for color and variegated leaves. I love how big the leaves get, too… it’s a good one for filling up an awkward corner. And my favorite thing about pothos? It’s really easy to snip off a vine and propagate a totally new plant!
I feel like we all know about spider plants (also known as Chlorophytum and Airplane Plant) from grandma’s house or a doctor’s office… probably because they are that easy to grow! Spider plants require medium to high/bright light in order to flourish and grow, but can tolerate low light. Just be aware that if the houseplant is in a low light setting, it won’t produce as many baby spider plants. They also are easy to propagate because they produce trailing tails that you can snip off and turn into new, baby plants.
I could not recommend this plant more! It’s so incredibly easy to grow and has beautiful, purple variegated leaves. I also find it to be very fast-growing, which is perfect if you’re impatient like me. And yet again, this is a houseplant that is so easy to propagate. I have noticed that the vines are a bit fragile. But the cool part is that if you accidentally snap one off, put it in a jar of water to propagate a new plant. Usually it sprouts little roots in as little as a day!
I’ve actually never hung a prayer plant, but I think for the cabin I am going to try it! This is one of my go-to houseplants because there are tons of options with truly beautiful, variegated leaves. I especially love the ones with purple undersides. The coolest part about this broad-leafed plant is that the leaves actually move in response to darkness! So don’t be alarmed if the leaves are raised up in the morning and then drop down at night. It’s all part of the Prayer Plant’s dance.
String of Pearls
For a truly unique and charming hanging plant, look no further than the string of pearls. This house plant is literally vines with tiny green balls on them that cascade down. It’s really cool, super modern, and pretty easy to care for. My best word of advice is to make sure that it gets bright light and that the soil dries out between waterings. I’ve definitely flooded mine in the past!
So what do you think about these houseplants? I wanted to keep the list simple and straightforward, especially for beginners. But if I missed anything, leave a comment and let me know!
Looking for more posts about houseplants? Great, because I’ve written SO many! Check out these:
- How to Repot Houseplants
- 5 Houseplants to Put in Your Bathroom
- How to Buy Plants Online + My Fave Sources to Shop
- 5 Air Purifying Plants Your Home Needs
- 6 Colorful House Plants I Love
- The Best Houseplants for a Small Space
- 7 Hard-To-Kill House Plants
- My 5 Favorite Low Light House Plants
- How to Decorate with Large Indoor Plants in a Small Space
- How to Buy Plants