15 Beautiful Hanging Plants For The Bedroom
1. Spider Plant
The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is one of the easiest to grow and most common houseplants out there. It got its name because of the baby spider plants or spiderettes it produces. They need well-drained soil and bright indirect light. As for watering, you can let the spider plant dry out between waterings. Too much water, and it might get root rot.
It’s easy to create new spider plants. Take one of the spiderettes, and without detaching it from the mother plant, put it in a pot of its own. Once it has rooted, you can then cut it free from the mother plant.
2. English Ivy
English Ivy (Hedera helix) is another easy-care plant. This one can be grown indoors or out of doors, but it likes to vine and trail, which makes it a perfect hanging basket species. They like moist soil and some light, but English Ivy can take a fair amount of neglect.
If you travel and need an easy-care plant, then you might consider this one. The ones with variegated leaves are particularly beautiful in hanging pots. (If you like this cute cat hanging basket, be sure to check out our post on cat pots here: 21 Cat-Shaped Planters and Pots That Will Make You Purr!)
3. Burro’s Tail
Burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum) is an exciting succulent. This gorgeous houseplant likes a bright, sunny location and well-drained soil. This is a perfect plant for the not quite green-thumb as it is super forgiving unless you drown it. It’s also super easy to propagate to make more plants. You simply take one of the rounded leaves (they fall off often) and press it into some moist potting soil, and they should take root.
Your burro’s tail would look fantastic planted in this two-tier hanging pot. The entire piece is about 35″ long from the top of the rope to the bottom of the lower bowl. Each bowl is 9″ in diameter, so it can handle a growing plant. The bowls are made out of white ceramic and weigh in at 6 lbs so you won’t need any fancy hooks for your ceiling.
4. Air Plant
Air plants (Tillandsia spp.) are what are known as epiphytes. In nature, they grow on other plants, most commonly on tree branches. They typically have slender triangle-shaped leaves that grow in a rose-like pattern with new growth emerging from the center. The more grey the air plant is, the more drought-tolerant it is. So if you’re out of town a lot, gravitate away from the bright green ones and more toward the gray-green ones.
Here’s a unique boxed set of six Ionantha air plants. They arrive alive and healthy and can be planted on driftwood, rocks, a tabletop zen garden, a terrarium, anywhere your imagination can place them. The 90-day guarantee and enclosed instruction card give you peace of mind with your purchase.
5. Arrowhead Vine
Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum) is a plant that has its origins in the rainforests. As a tropical plant, it’s perfectly suited to be a house plant. It’s fast-growing and is always unfurling new branches. It likes high humidity, as you might expect, so wants to keep its soil moist and enjoys a good spritzing a few times a week. This one is a teensy bit toxic, so if you have pets or small kids in the home, you’ll want to make sure you keep it in a hanging basket; otherwise, their mouths may get irritated if they ingest the leaves.
6. Trailing Jade
Trailing jade (Peperomia rotundifolia) is another epiphyte. This one is native to tropical climates, so as you would expect, it enjoys humidity, moist soil, and an occasional spritzing. It’s a small plant that does best as a hanging plant so that it’s tendrils can hang. Not to be confused with the more popular Jade plant, the trailing Jade can be hard to locate in garden stores, so if you see one, snatch it up. This plant is non-toxic to pets.
7. Birds Nest Fern
Another epiphyte, the Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) is native to tropical Asia, Australia, and Hawaii. It’s known for it’s wavy and rippled fronds that grow out in a circular pattern, much like air plants. It can handle low light, so it is an excellent choice if you don’t have a window available. It’s another pet-friendly plant as well.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a super easy plant to grow. They don’t do well in direct sunlight, which makes them perfect for apartments and other less windowed spaces. If your pothos has more white than green in its variegated leaves, then it will need at least indirect sunlight.
Pothos is toxic to pets and small children, and though it won’t kill them, it can cause sickness. One cool fact about pothos is that if you take a cutting, you can root and grow it in water. No soil is needed.
Peperomia (Peperomia obtusifolia) is also known as Pepper Face or the Baby Rubber Plant. Though not a succulent, they thrive in similar locations. Bright indirect light and semi-dry soil work super for this happy plant. They do have small flowers, but if you cut them off, you can encourage greater foliage growth. This house plant comes in several different varieties
10. Wandering Jew
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) is a species of spiderwort. This is one of the easiest plants to take clippings from and share, which is how it got its “wandering” reputation. This plant likes a fair amount of moisture, so don’t let the soil dry out between waterings. You want to avoid watering into the crown of the plant. Instead, water from the side into the soil. This is a short-lived plant. Your wandering jew will last about a year before it starts losing leaves.
Philodendron (Philodendron spp.) is closely related to the Pothos plant. It’s super easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of growing situations. They’re slow-growing as hanging or vining plants, but you can cut them back whenever you’d like to encourage fullness. They like medium to bright light and are perfectly happy with their soil drying out between waterings. They come in a wide range of leaf styles and sizes.
12. String of Pearls
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is a quirky looking small succulent houseplant. Small beads cascade on slender vines giving it its namesake look. This plant is native to Southwest Africa and is also known as a “rosary plant”. In the winter, the plant will flower with tiny white blossoms that smell a bit like cinnamon. This plant only needs watering about every two weeks and only once a month in cooler winter months. It likes strong natural sunlight to do best.
You can order one of these cool little succulents to be delivered through the mail. It comes in a 4″ pot with gift packaging and cushioning for safe arrival. It’s fully rooted, so you can simply transfer it to your hanging pot of choice.
13. Maidenhair Fern
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum) is a genus of about 250 different species of ferns. These plants have a bit of a reputation for being divas, but their beauty makes it worthwhile. All you need to know to keep your beautiful fern happy is to keep its soil evenly moist at all times. When it gets dry, it will quickly brown and dry up. But, if you cut the plant back, it should return to its former beauty if watered regularly. Bright indirect light is their location of choice.
14. String of Hearts
String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is a flowering plant originally from South Africa. It has plump leaves that are shaped like tiny hearts (thus its name). It’s a pretty bluish-green, and new growth has a hint of pink. It likes to bloom, and its flowers are pink and magenta. This plant is a semi-succulent, so can tolerate some dry conditions. It likes bright indirect or dappled sunlight.
15. Hanging Hoya
Hanging Hoya (Hoya spp.), also known as dog tail cactus or wax plant, is a unique and beautiful houseplant. It can tolerate pretty much any type of lighting, but will only bloom with bright light. The leaves are thick and waxy, and its blooms are star-shaped. It can dry out between waterings, but you’ll have a better chance of bloom if you fertilize it occasionally. It’s one of the more tolerant houseplants you can choose.
This rope Hoya plant can be ordered online if your garden store doesn’t have one. Have it delivered straight to your door so you can start your indoor bedroom garden. Comes in a 6″ pot, but unfortunately won’t ship to California. Click here to see this on Amazon.
Anybody who loves plants will want to try to grow this collection. From water-loving greenery to easy-care succulents, this list has a plant for every gardener.
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