They are stylish! They save space! And they add a whole lot of greenery to your home or office. Hanging plants are the newest trend in the world of gardening. Space is scarce and time is of the essence, therefore, low maintenance hanging plants are perfect for us busy bees. Our list of low maintenance house plants is fashionable, trendy and gorgeous. You will love every one of them!
When it comes to low maintenance hanging plants, a good pot is important. A pot really brings out the colour and vibe of the plant. Lucky for you, our plants come with a wide selection of pots for you to choose from!
1. The String of Hearts
The string of hearts looks like an item out of a valentines gift basket and is an excellent low maintenance house plant. The heart-shaped leaves look splendid as they trickle down onto the floor. Even though the stems of the string of hearts are slim and delicate, the plant is hardy and strong. Even though the string of hearts looks like a typical vine, it’s a succulent that’s native to southern Asia.
Caring for the string of hearts is a piece of cake. They are low maintenance hanging plants and grow the best in well-draining soil. From spring to summer, water the plant well allowing the soil to dry out in between waterings. However, you got to be careful during winter to prevent water logging. The string of hearts is very prone to root-rot.
Bonus: The plant comes in a Kokodama pot. A natural container made from coconuts. No extra pots are needed!
2. Green Sweetheart
Is that a pothos plant? Nope! That’s a green sweetheart. It’s often mistaken for its more popular cousin, the pothos. The green sweetheart has glossy green leaves that are tipped with a yellowish edge. The heart-shaped leaves make it a popular anniversary gift.
Even though the green sweetheart looks delicate on the outside, this plant is a monster at adapting. Give these low maintenance house plants some love and watch it spread like wildfire. They love light and grow well when placed in indirect sunlight. Avoid placing it in harsh sunlight, as too much light will burn the foliage.
This low maintenance hanging plant does not need a lot of water. Letting the soil dry out before watering is the way to go. If you want your plant to sprout copious amounts of foliage and cover your basket in delight, give them a diluted dose of fertiliser twice a week during the growing season!
3. Golden Pothos
The world-famous golden pothos. Home growers and indoor gardeners swear by it! The golden pothos is a staple when it comes to low maintenance house plants. The golden leaves of the plant are drop-dead gorgeous. This versatile vine can grow as a creeper, a potted plant and as a hanging plant!
When it comes to low maintenance hanging plants, it doesn’t get easier than this. Pothos varieties are famous for their hardy nature. However, if you want your golden pothos to shine and thrive, give them some love! The golden pothos needs weekly waterings and prefers bright indirect sunlight. The plant can survive in low light conditions, but it will start to lose its golden shade which is its main attraction.
4. Peperomia Pepperspot
We wish more people would talk about this gorgeous plant! The peperomia pepperspot is largely unknown by decor enthusiasts. It’s also a fabulous low maintenance house plant. The reddish stems of the succulent give her a rare and mysterious persona! It’s believed that the peperomia pepperspot brings wealth to its household, so think of her as a future investment!
Tough and fast! The peperomia pepperspot has the brawns to adapt to harsh conditions. The plant loves sunlight but too much will burn the leaves. Indirect lighting is the best option! The succulent prefers well-draining soil. As with most tropical low maintenance hanging plants, water the peperomia pepperspot when the soil goes dry.
If you are lucky, you might even see it flower!
5. Hoya Silver Splash
You are going to love the hoya silver splash! This beauty is a delight to grow and care for. Hoyas can be low maintenance house plants but they do require some specific care.
As you’d expect, this Hoya is all about its foliage. The leaves start off deep purple, the colour you’d see on an eggplant! As the leaves mature they turn into a shade of deep green with splashes of silver. Mist the plant and take a picture, it’ll look gorgeous on your Instagram!
This low maintenance hanging plant is very forgiving to newbies. They thrive in indirect sunlight and prefer soil that drains well. If you take good care of your hoya plant, they’ll flower. The dark purple star-shaped flowers look unreal and are described to be “porcelain-like”. If you want to find out exactly how to care for hoyas, read our blog, here.
6. Curly Spider Plant
Ah, the beloved spider plant! You can grow them anywhere you want and they’ll do just as fine. But you don’t have to be an expert on low maintenance house plants to see that the curly spider plant looks stunning on a hanger. The curly droopy variegated leaves of these low maintenance hanging plants will brighten up your home space in an instant.
The curly spider plant belongs to a special variety of spider plants. We believe it’s more suited for our list of low maintenance hanging plants than the other varieties you see around. The aesthetic curling and clustering of leaves give it a bushier appearance. It’s also very to take care of! All it needs is indirect sunlight and weekly waterings.
Pretty, small and they bloom all year long! When it comes to low maintenance hanging plants that flower, bellflowers are our favourite. These little beauties come in all sorts of colours, from white and all the way to lavender. These low maintenance house plants are known to symbolise support, gratitude and romance; which makes them excellent gifts as well!
Bellflowers are very easy to grow! They clump and grow in the masses. These vibrant flowers are hardy enough to tolerate droughts so they can go even as long as a week without water. But what we love the most about our beloved bellflowers is how responsive they are. While they do grow well enough without being needy, shower them with love and watch your plants bloom like there’s no tomorrow!
8. Dischidia Oiantha
Wait, what? Is that a scientific name? That’s right, the Dischidia oiantha is a brand new entry into our world of low maintenance hanging plants. They are largely unknown by plant enthusiasts and this makes her so much better! The Dischidia ointha is a rare trailing plant that grows just as well on a hanger.
The Dischida oiantha is a rarity that has no competitors. Her leaves hold a glimmer that gives them a metallic gleam. Her cascading leaves are like a tropical waterfall! She is very easy to grow. The Dischidia ointha is a low maintenance hanging plant that prefers moist organic-rich soil and prefers indirect sunlight.
Pro tip: Grow this plant in coconut husk chunks for optimal growth. The airy medium is perfect for them.
9. Sedum Makinoi Tornado
The stonecrop! The Sedum tornado makes its way onto our list of low maintenance hanging plants all the way from Costa Rica. It’s fondly referred to by natives as the stone plant! It needs little to no care.
The succulent is well known for its hardy nature. Even though the main attraction of this compact plant is her glossy leaves, they also flower. The small yellow flowers of the Sedum tornado provide a stark contrast to their deeper coloured foliage. A perfect addition to a room that’s a bit tight on space!
Taking care of this low maintenance house plant is very easy. It needs very little water, let the soil dry out between each watering. As it is a plant that’s from the tundra, it can grow on all kinds of soil. However, make sure that the plant does not burn out in direct sunlight. We recommend growing the Sedum tornado in partial light.
Bonus: Our Sedum makino tornado comes in a biodegradable coconut container. It’s 100% natural and requires no additional pots whatsoever! Just hang it as soon you get it.
10. White Rabbits Foot Fern
It grows fast and it grows strong! Often called the bunny fern, the white rabbits foot fern is one of the easiest ferns to grow. We weren’t going to skip on adding a fern to our list of low maintenance house plants. They are so popular!
Like most ferns, this one is an extravagant low maintenance hanging plant. The delicate fonds of the fern are extravagant. They fall down the sides of the plant in numbers. When the furry rhizomes of the fern combine with the fonds, it gives the plant a furry rabbit appearance. Except it’s all foliage. Over its lifetime, the rhizomes of the fern will grow and droop down giving her an exotic look!
Bonus: The Kokodama that comes with the plant increases its aesthetic appearance when the plant is at its peak growth!
Did you find your plant?
Why pick just one? Our list of low maintenance hanging plants are all great on their own but cluster a few together and you got yourself a real treat! Group a plant with dark foliage with another that’s lighter. Get creative! Maybe add a flowering plant to the mix and make it a mini-hanging garden. The possibilities are endless when it comes low the maintenance house plants!