11 Indoor Hanging Plants with Flowers

Vibrant flowering plants bring joy into our homes and gardens. If you want to bring colorful flowers indoors, a hanging pot is a great container to use to display plants.

Hanging pots can showcase bountiful blooms. Now, you are probably wondering which indoor hanging plants have flowers? Not to worry, we’ve already found the best indoor hanging plants with flowers for you! Several cascading/trailing varieties of flowering plants grow well in hanging pots.

A wall with gorgeous hanging petunias flowers, 11 Indoor Hanging Plants with Flowers

Keep reading, and we will highlight 11 indoor plants with flowers that you can easily grow in hanging pots. Choose from an array of flower colors to coordinate with your interior decor, and admire during the blooming season. Lush green or variegated foliage keeps flowering plants looking radiant while blooms are absent. 

You can hang an indoor plant with flowers in virtually any room. Our thorough list also includes care tips for each plant so, you can determine the best location for flowering plants in your home based on the plants’ ideal growing conditions. Whether or not you have a green thumb, enjoy these flowering plants by hanging them throughout your home. 

1. Orchid

Orchids are complex, highly adaptable flowering plants. There are over 30,000 species of orchid that are found throughout different regions of the world, including tropic, temperate, and arctic climates.

Given the right care, orchids produce exotic flowers in vibrant colors of red, pink, white, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and bicolor. Because most orchids are epiphytic, meaning they grow on other plants, they make a lovely display as either a hanging or mounted plant.

Care Tips:

  • Bright sunlight or artificial light 12 – 14 hours daily.
  • Aerated medium; peat moss, fir bark, coconut fiber, perlite, pebbles, lava rock, or combination of these materials.  
  • Temperature (high humidity, 60 – 80%): 
    • Tropical: 73 – 85°F
    • Temperate: 55 – 70°F
    • High-altitude: 60 – 70°F
  • Water, once weekly, allow the medium to dry between waterings.
  • Fertilize weekly during the growing season.

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2. Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) is unlike other cacti because rather than the arid desert climate, it prefers the humid environment of the Brazilian rainforest. Christmas cactus is relatively simple to care for as a houseplant, and flourishes during dull winter months.

Flattened leaves overflow hanging pots, as the Christmas cactus blooms in abundance with dainty, tubular flowers colored white, pink, or purple.

Care Tips: 

  • Indirect sunlight.
  • Permeable soil.
  • Temperature: 70°F/day – 60-65°F/night
  • Water as needed when topsoil is dry to the touch.
  • Fertilize every 2-weeks, spring thru autumn and monthly during winter months.

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3. Chenille Plant

The ornamental chenille plant (Ascalypha hispida) is both a visual and tangible delight. You might also hear this plant referred to as Monkey’s Tail, or Red Hot Cat Tail because the flowers are fuzzy, cascading forth to resemble a bushy tail. The French name, chenille, means caterpillar – yet another resemblance. 

The unique flowers of the chenille plant are simply rows of pistils that can grow up to 18-inches long. When displayed in a hanging pot, flowers flow beautifully over the edges encouraging onlookers to give the plant a gentle pat. Green foliage is abundant when the chenille plant’s spring flowers are not blooming.

Care Tips: 

  • Full sun to partial shade. 
  • Loamy soil.
  • Temperature: 60°F or above.
  • Keep moist.
  • Fertilize weekly; half-strength doses.

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4. Petunias 

Petunias are wildly variant, showy plants that treat us to a lovely display of trumpet-shaped flowers over an extended bloom period. Delicate flower petals can be either wavy or smooth, with single or double blooms in shades of pink, purple, white, red, yellow, and striped colors. Petite, light-green leaves are fuzzy and tend to be somewhat sticky.

Most varieties of petunia will grow well in containers. Grandiflora petunias produce large blooms and thrive in hanging pots because they need adequate drainage since they are prone to root rot. Trailing petunias have a beautiful, cascading effect planted in hanging pots and are a reasonably tolerant, low-maintenance variety. 

Care Tips:

  • Full sun. 
  • Permeable soil.
  • Temperature: 61-75°F/day – 57-65°F/night
  • Water once weekly; drought tolerant.
  • Fertilize bi-weekly during growing/flowering from spring until mid-autumn.

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Check out our blog to get all the finer details about growing petunias, “How to Care for Petunias in Hanging Baskets.”

5. Lobelia

Cascading, trailing varieties of lobelia are ideal for hanging baskets. This airy plant produces tiny, cobalt blue flowers beginning during spring and continuing until the first frost. Other bloom in scarlet, rose, and lilac. Abundant blooms overpower minuscule, dark green foliage.

Also called the blue cardinal flower, lobelia is a welcome addition to pollinator gardens because it attracts hummingbirds. 

Care Tips:

  • Full sun to partial shade.
  • Humus rich, well-draining soil.
  • Temperature: 65 – 75°F
  • Keep moist.
  • Fertilize every two weeks during spring and early summer.

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6. Impatiens

Impatiens are ornamental, flowering plants that can be found broadly across the northern hemisphere and into the tropics. You might also hear it referred to as Busy Lizzie. Bright impatiens produce delicate flowers in pastel colors of yellow, orange, white, pink, purple, and red. Foliage is lush, with green, oblong toothed-leaves.

These small, ornamental plants grow well in containers and hanging pots. Keep impatiens sheltered from the wind if they are hung on a porch, sunroom, or deck because blossoms are susceptible to wind damage. Indoors or protected, impatiens will bloom throughout summer well into autumn.

Care Tips:

  • Partial sun. 
  • Humus rich, well-draining soil.
  • Temperature: 50 – 70°F
  • Keep moist.
  • Fertilize every two weeks during spring and summer.

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7.  Verbena

Verbena will quickly grow to overflow a hanging pot, especially low-growing, trailing types. This is a hardy plant, with both annual and perennial varieties that require minimal care. Verbena flourishes through the hot summer, continuing to produce flowers from spring until autumn. Bulbous clusters of tiny blooms are pink, white, red, purple, or lavender.

Incredibly fragrant verbena attracts wildlife to your backyard when h outdoors. Pollinators frequently visit these flowers, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Care Tips:

  • Full sun. 
  • Permeable soil.
  • Temperature: 85°F/day – 60°F/night
  • Keep moist.
  • Fertilize once per month. 

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8. Fuchsia

Bell-shaped flowers colorfully cascade over hanging baskets in vibrant bicolor of fuchsia and purple. Petals are delicate, with outstretched brilliantly pink stamens. Flowers range in size, depending on variety, with some large enough to cover the palm of your hand. Most trailing types have petite flowers, elongated stems, and lush light-green foliage. Fuchsias grow voraciously with relatively low-maintenance. 

Hang fuchsia in your backyard garden, near a window, or from the porch or deck to attract birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds. 

Care Tips: 

  • Full sun to partial shade. 
  • Permeable soil.
  • Temperature: 50 – 80°F
  • Keep moist. 
  • Fertilize every two weeks during spring and summer.

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9. Begonia

Begonias offer a wide range of colorful variety, both in foliage and flowers. Trailing cascade varieties are ideal for hanging baskets. Enormous flowers, either single or double bloom types, are produced in red, white, yellow, or pink. Accompanied by lush, dark green toothed-leaves, flowers will continue to bloom throughout summer.

A word of caution, begonia tubers are toxic to pets. Take care to locate hanging begonias in an area where they are out of reach to cats and dogs. Begonias are not toxic to humans. 

Care Tips: 

  • Indirect sunlight. 
  • Permeable soil. 
  • Temperature: 60 – 77°F
  • Water as needed when topsoil is dry to the touch.
  • Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season.

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10. Calibrachoa 

Calibrachoa is a lovely, compact flowering plant. It features hundreds of brightly colored, petite blooms, including purple, red, white, orange, pink, and bicolor. Hardy dark-green leaves are tiny, oval-shaped. Calibrachoa requires minimal care for a brilliant, hanging display.

You might also hear calibrachoa referred to as Million Bells because of the trumpet-shaped flowers. It has also been classified by some botanists in the genus Petunia, due to striking resemblances. 

Care Tips: 

  • Full sun to partial shade. 
  • Loamy soil. 
  • Temperature: 55 – 65°F
  • Water as needed when the topsoil is dry to the touch. 
  • Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season.

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11. Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew refers to several plant species within the Tradescantia genus. These plants are ideal, low-fuss houseplants that prove variable color for both foliage and flowers. Leaves are narrow, elongated, and either variegated (white/green), or dark-purple. Petite flowers have a bright yellow stamen and white or pink petals. 

Not only is wandering Jew easy to grow, but it is an invasive plant because it spreads quite readily. You might also hear this plant called Inch Plant, Spiderwort, and Purple Queen.

Care Tips: 

  • Indirect sunlight. 
  • Potting soil.
  • Temperature: 50 – 80°F
  • Keep moist.
  • Fertilize twice per month. 

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Now that you have some great ideas for indoor flowering plants to grow in hanging pots keep reading our blog for even more suggestions to help you incorporate hanging plants into every room!

Check out, “7 Hanging Plants That Can Grow Well in the Bathroom.”

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