5 indoor hanging plants to decorate your home

Did you know that plants help purify the air in your home and improve your general well-being? They are also very decorative, especially hanging plants like the ones we propose today. You can place them on tall furniture, on a side table or simply hang them next to a window and let them fall.

Where are you going to place them? The light conditions of the space will condition the development of the plant, so you should choose your hanging plants accordingly. For this it will be necessary to know them and that is our purpose today; introduce you to five easy hanging plants that could add a unique touch to your home.

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Callisia repens

This succulent native to Central America falls in love with its small, rounded leaves. Leaves that tend to create a very leafy set if the necessary care is provided to the plant. The most important? Provide a place that is bright enough for it to thrive; A window through which it receives filtered morning or afternoon sun (as direct sun could burn it).

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Plant the Callisia in a pot with a hole in the base, cover it with balls of expanded clay and use a light substrate for it. Wait for the soil to dry completely before watering it; waterlogging is the worst enemy of this plant. And from time to time, remove the dry leaves so that it grows with more force.

You will be happy to know that it is extremely easy to breed, so in a few years you will be able to grow multiple plants using the first one as a mother plant. For this, it will be enough for you to take small cuttings from the most vigorous stems and place them using a little rooting agent in a pot with substrate.

Ribbon/ Spider Ivy (Chlorophytum comosum)

The popularly known as Ribbon or Spider Plant is a great plant for beginners. Hanging and very bright we can find them with different shades, the varieties with edged leaves being the most popular. Although beyond its leaves, the most characteristic of these are the mini versions of itself that depend on it and from which you can obtain new plants.

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Ribbons are one of the most popular plants to decorate our homes. They are not demanding at all, which allows us to adapt them to spaces with very different conditions. Where they develop best is near a window where it receives plenty of light but is protected from the direct sun that would burn its leaves. However, it is also capable of surviving in poorer light conditions. And when we say poorer we do not mean a room without windows; but because you can place them a few meters away from the window.

Another feature that makes this plant very versatile is that it loves humidity so you can place them in well-lit kitchens and bathrooms. As for watering, they are plants that you will know when to water (we love this type of plants that send signals) since their leaves lose color when they are thirsty. In general, they are plants that must be watered frequently in summer (we do it once a week), reducing watering during winter.

Pothos/Devil’s ivy (Epipremnum aureum)

Another great houseplant for beginners. The potho is one of the most grateful indoor plant; It will only need a bright place, but without direct sun, to develop properly. Those plants with variegated leaves will lose this characteristic if they are not provided with enough light, so you will know immediately if it is the right place for them.

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The ideal is to provide them with a constant temperature between 15 and 25º C; below 10ºC it can lose its leaves. Regarding irrigation, the ideal is to let the land dry before watering again. Too frequent waterings will cause yellowing and subsequent loss of leaves. Better to fall short than to overshoot; Also, as an ideal plant for beginners, it will tell you when it needs water, you just have to look. Your leaves will start to go limp, that’s the sign!

Regarding its propagation; There is no plant easier to propagate than this one. Put a cutting (with a node) in a container with water and you will see how, little by little, it will develop roots and grow as if nothing else. Then, you just have to put them on the ground and you will have another plant!

Philodendron Micans

The Philodendron Micans stands out for its intense green leaves with orange hues and a velvety finish. It is a tremendously decorative plant and relatively easy to care for. It requires a bright place, although direct sun should be avoided, and moderate watering. Ideally, water when the top 2/3 of the substrate is dry.

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This plant likes humidity! It will be appreciated if you place it on a plate with stones and water (so that the bottom of the pot does not touch the water) if you live in a dry climate and / or during the winter.

Tradescantia zebrina

The purple and violet hues make Tradescantia a very striking hanging plant indoors. Its care is very simple. It is essential that it receives abundant light, although not direct sunlight, if we want the tradescantia not to lose the colors that characterize it and to lengthen.

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Temperature is another important factor for this family of plants. They are heat lovers, so we will have to avoid them whenever they are exposed to temperatures below 14 degrees. As for the risks, these must be moderate. Tradescantia does not carry excess water well, because providing good drainage is essential. Wait until the substrate is dry to water it.

Do you have animals? If you have them, we recommend placing philodendros, pothos, tradescantias and Callisias in a space that is difficult for them to access, since their intake could be toxic. The tapes are safe as well as other plants that we will let you know when we expand the information on hanging plants to decorate your home.

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