Did you know that plants in a home help reduce stress as well as air pollutants? That’s correct; aside from the beautiful textures and aesthetics, plants are an excellent investment in your overall well-being.
There is a growing obsession, nay, passion with being a green thumb. Perhaps it was all the lockdowns or the virality on #planttiktok. Anyway, whatever has pushed you to make the leap, remember it requires some know-how.
Hanging plants are an excellent place to start as they remain out of reach from your fur babies or real babies. For a successful green thumb project, note down the water and lighting needs of each plant, and you’re good. Ready? Scroll below for ten hanging plants to add to your home right now.
Spiders? Not so much. Spider Plants, why, yes. Aside from their threatening name, these are actually super cute. They’ve got long arching leaves and stems that sprout baby leaves that can be pinched off to make new spider plants. Place them in a room with bright light and water when the soil is slightly dry.
Pothos, know as Devil’s Ivy is a hardy plant to kill. Frankly, if you’re someone who has killed a few plant babies before, this plant is for you. It survives weeks without water and light. Therefore, no need to overdo it with watering. Moreover, it favors moderate light but will work well in low light conditions.
Orchids are the plants that keep on giving. If you fancy hanging plants that add some color to your home, Phalenopsis Orchids will do so – for years on end. All they need for their bright flowers to bloom is a lot of TLC. This means indirect light and watering every week.
Air plants are simply magical. They don’t need soil to survive and are also super low maintenance, so win, win. Therefore, you can hang air plants in any room. Put them in glass terrariums and make sure they get good air and bright lights.
If your bathroom or kitchen needs some greenery, the arrowhead plant is best suited. This is because they enjoy humid conditions. Moreover, they grow into vines, so avid trimming them. Place them in a basket so they can hang beautifully.
Another major bonus is that they grow dense. These plants first start as arrowheads before they develop ‘fingers.’ They also come in several colors like shades of green, pink, and burgundy.
Bird’s Nest Fern
It’s time for another humid-loving plant. The bird’s nest fern uses other plants to grow s they latch onto them. Moreover, their leaves are dependent on the sun exposure they get. Thus, the more light it gets, the flatter they appear as opposed to less light which gives it a scrunched-up look. However, the more light it receives, the yellower it becomes.
This is not the plant for the plant killers. Boston ferns are a classic house plant, but they need a lot of care. Think a lot of light and a lot of moisture and high humidity. Talk about high maintenance. So keep them around light and place them on pebbles and water to keep them bright and happy.
Okay, so we already have some pothos plants here (see above); however, we are anticipating summer, so the neon pothos plants are a perfect way to honor that. They feature bright green leaves that need weekly watering and can survive in most light conditions.
String of Pearls
Blame it on Bridgerton, but with a name like a string of pearls, how could we leave out this fancy-sounding beauty? The stems trail down, carrying with them pearl-shaped leaves for a beautiful cascade. Let the soil dry out between watering and keep these beauties around bright light.
Finally, we come to the philodendron heartleaf (say this ten times ten times). This plant boasts a glossy texture, heart-shaped leaves (of course), and they vine beautifully. One hang, they fill up the hanging basket well. Give them moderate light and let them dry out a bit between waterings.