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Top 10 hanging plants | beautiful and low maintenance

Hanging plants give such a unique look to a any space. If you’ve been searching for a cool vining plant but you don’t know which one to buy, here you can find 10 cool hanging plants that are beautiful and low maintenance!


I must start with Marantas, as they don’t look like low maintenance plants. Truth is, they are super low maintenance and quite sturdy plants.

They do this unique movement with their leaves, similarly to Calatheas and other types of prayer plants, by folding them up and down as the sunlight fades. Every time you look at it, it will most probably have its leaves in a different position.

To read more about the specific care for this plant, check out my post – Grow your Maranta plant 4 times faster!

Monstera Adansonii

Another very easy to grow plant is the Monstera Adansonii also known as the Swiss cheese vine. This plant has such cool leaves full of fenestrations and once it starts to vine, it’s unstoppable!

Check out my care tips on how to keep your M. Adansonii happy – How to care for Monstera Adansonii.

Philodendron Hederaceum (Philodendron Scandens)

The heart-leaf Philodendron is one of my favorite houseplants. I simply love how it looks and it’s super easy to care for! You can find care tips in my article – Philodendron Hederaceum aka Heartleaf Philodendron | care tips.

All the varieties are really beautiful. There are the classic green, the Brasil variety with its yellow variegation and the Philodendron Lemon Lime with unique neon light green color. Next to these you can also find the beautiful Micans with dark velvety leaves and, a more uncommon one, the Philodendron Rio.


I feel that many overlook this plant, but it’s actually so gorgeous and easy to care for! Check out the care tips in – Syngonium care tips | how to care for the Arrowhead Plant.

If you don’t buy an already vining Syngonuim, it may take some time for it to start to vine, though.

There are many different varieties of Syngonium from which you can choose from. Some of my favorites are the White Butterfly, Neon Robusta and the Golden “Feel Green”. Not to forget, a more rare one, the Syngonium Albo Variegata.

Tradescantia Pallida

There are many Tradescantia varieties, and all of them are beautiful hanging plants. My personal favorite is the Tradescantia Pallida. It’s my favorite mainly because it’s simply unkillable, but also for its gorgeous purple leaves and cute little pink flowers.

I’ve killed a few Tradescantia Zebrina varieties in the past couple of years, so I figure that this variety simply doesn’t like me. But the T. Pallida on the other hand, that’s a whole different story!

Check out the care tips in my post – Tradescantia Pallida Indoor Care & Propagation Guide.

Ceropegia Woodii (Chain of hearts)

If you are searching for a hanging plant with small leaves, here’s the perfect one. The Ceropegia Woodii has such unique, heart shaped succulent leaves. Place it in a sunny spot and watch it grow long and beautiful.

It’s a succulent-like plant, which means that it retains water in its leaves. Because of that, this plant requires watering only when the soil has dried out.


Hoyas are another beautiful solution for your empty shelves. Additionally to beautiful leaves, they have the cutest flowers!

There are so many varieties you can choose from, too!

Epipremnum Aureum

Epipremnum Aureum, more commonly known as Pothos, is probably the most common hanging houseplant. Next to the classic Golden Pothos that you may find everywhere, there are also a couple of other varieties. They are all beautiful and low maintenance.

To read more about Pothos care, check out the post – How to care for Epipremnum Aureum | Pothos care & propagation tips.

Scindapsus Pictus (Satin Pothos)

Scindapsus Pictus is a gorgeous vining plant with washed olive green colored leaves and silver speckles.

Depending on the variety, leaves can have a predominantly green or silver color.

Senecio Rowleyanus (String of pearls)

We couldn’t finish our top 10 hanging plants list without mentioning the String of pearls. It’s such a unique looking succulent that brings a beautiful variety to your indoor plant collection. It may be a fussier one to care for, especially given the fact all of the plants mentioned above are really super low maintenance, but I simply had to mention it.

Since it’s a succulent type plant, be mindful of how often you water it. Wait for the soil to dry out between watering and give it lots of bright indirect light.

Along with the String of pearls, you can find many other unique Senecio string-type-plants.

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