Cascading vines and leaves from a well-placed planter can add interest and mystique to any room. Whether you’re looking to turn your home into a jungle or just want to get started with a single plant, these fifteen plants offer lovely greenery and beautiful vines made to spill over the edge of any large indoor hanging planter.
With trailing vines and sweet-smelling white flowers, jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) is a beautiful addition to any hanging planter. Humidity, careful watering, temperature control, and fertilization are key to care. However, that attention will yield lovely delicate blooms starting in late January.
The peculiar shape of their flowers is how the goldfish plant (Columnea gloriosa) gets its name. A plant with a reputation for being finicky, careful care is essential for success. Bright, indirect light for about 13 hours a day, humidity, along with careful fertilization and watering, will result in unique, show-stopping flowers when in full bloom.
Cascading vines with triangular leaves and bright red flowers that resemble a tube of lipstick are key characteristics of the lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus radicans). One of the heartier tropical plants, the right light, soil, water, nutrients, and temperature make growing these plants indoors a breeze.
Hoyas (Hoya carnosa) are a popular houseplant with many different available strains, color options, and leaf varieties. With waxy leaves and clusters of delicate, star-shaped flowers, this easy-to-grow houseplant doesn’t need a lot of attention. Hoyas will tolerate low and medium light as well as infrequent waterings. However, the more light hoyas get, the more flowers they will produce.
A cousin of the hoya, rosary vines, also known as string of hearts (Ceropegia woodii), offer long, slim vines of heart-shaped leaves with a purple underside. A resilient plant, rosary vines require minimal care. Place in medium light for the best results, but they’ll also handle brighter areas of your home. Make sure soil dries completely between waterings. Infrequent care is welcomed.
string of turtles
Vines of round, little leaves with white veins are the key characteristics of string of turtle (Peperomia prostrata) plants. They prefer moist soil, but be careful, as over-watering is typically the biggest source of their problems. Overall, they aren’t difficult to grow in large indoor hanging planters and can be a great addition to your kitchen or office.
string of pearls
Thin strands of small pea-looking leaves dot the string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) succulent. Like most succulents, this plant favors strong natural light, soil that drains well, and infrequent watering to maintain its health and beauty. Be sure to consider this unique plant if you’re looking to add a bit of whimsy to your home.
One of the more common plants selected for hanging planters, English Ivy (Hedera helix) is a classic accent piece for any space. They thrive with regular watering, low light, and occasional pruning. Not only will their tendrils hang from the edge of an indoor hanging planter, but will also climb if propped correctly.
Notoriously easy to keep alive, pothos (Epipremnum aureum) plants thrive nearly anywhere they are placed. Minus direct sunlight, these resilient plants can handle almost any light level. Since they only require water after their soil has completely dried, pothos is a beautiful vining plant that is great for those who don’t necessarily have the greenest of thumbs.
string of nickels
Round, shiny leaves that resemble coins on long, thin vines are the hallmark features of the string of nickels succulent (Dischidia nummularia). Though they do require even moisture and annual repotting, their preference for low light conditions makes them a great selection for an indoor plant.
Available in shades of pink, green and white, calico kitten plants (Crassula pellucida ‘Variegata’) make for a colorful addition to any space. Though their stems may not vine as much as other plant varieties, they do eventually spill over the sides of large indoor hanging planters. Like other succulents, calico kitten plants require lots of sunlight and minimal watering. With care, these plants offer lovely rewarding colors.
A classic houseplant, the Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) offers bright greenery and happy little vines and leaves wherever they are placed. Though they aren’t difficult to care for, a few specific instructions make growing a happy plant much easier. Daily checks to make sure the soil is properly watered, along with indirect light, humidity, and cool temperatures, help this plant thrive.
Though the maidenhair fern (Adiantum) is known as being a finicky plant, thoughtful care and attention will be rewarded with lovely delicate leaves. Indirect light, constant temperatures, humidity, and moist soil are essential to keep this plant thriving. Maidenhair fern care might not be simple, but delicate cascading leaves make the more intensive care worth it.
Trailing stems with plump, blueish-green greenery is a defining feature of the burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum) succulent. Like most succulents, this particular plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight, infrequent watering, and soil that drains well. Select this plant for its low-maintenance qualities and the funky vibe it gives to any room.
chinese money plant
Quirky, circular leaves that splay outwards are a defining feature of the Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides). Though it may not trail down with thick vines from a hanging planter, they cheekily peek over the edges of whatever planter they’re potted in. These cheerful plants love bright, indirect light and moderate watering.