Indoor plants are great accents to any home. They brighten up your space and create a balanced contrast of nature and modernity. Plus, some plants help purify the air and drive away harmful pests from your home.
Indoor plants also come in different shapes and forms, with potted plants as the most popular. However, some indoor plants are found to be toxic for your pets and kids. The good news is that there are various house greeneries that you can hang and keep out of reach of your loved ones. Here are seven of them:
Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)
Pothos plants are one of the most well-known indoor greeneries. They are also called Devil’s Ivy as they are durable and hardly die even if you leave them alone. Their durability also makes them low-maintenance and a favorite of beginner plantitos and plantitas. While they are widely popular house plants, they are quite toxic when eaten by your pets and kids. Hanging them on a corner in your living room or dining room may help prevent these accidents in your home.
Boston ferns are another excellent house plant. Despite preferring moist soil, these ferns are pretty durable against drought. They have lush green foliage that forms into a thick bush. Due to their shape, hanging them on front porches will make the facade of a home look more attractive. Residents who plan to live in Metro Manila Hills may hang a few Boston ferns to enhance their curb appeal to future buyers.
Air Plant (Tillandsia)
Air plants are another low-maintenance house plant because they don’t need soil to thrive. They usually come in glass terrariums instead of hanging pots or mesh planters. The glass dome makes air plants look like floating life orbs that brighten any space in your home. Keep your air plants happy and healthy by placing them in a spot that receives lots of light and ventilation.
Spider plants are classic house plants that have been around since the 1970s. They are pretty easy to grow, which is why they remain a popular house plant. Plus, they also thrive with less sunlight, so it is best to hang them in a shady spot. Spider plants are named as such due to their thin, spindly leaves that curve downward. Their waterfall-like shape brightens any space in your home.
Philodendron (Heart Leaf)
Philodendrons are native to rainforests, so they add a tropical touch to your home. They have heart-shaped leaves that make them beloved greeneries of many. They are also hardy and very tolerant against drought. Your philodendron plants will most likely live even if you forget to water them.
Bird’s Nest Fern
Bird’s nest fern is another air plant that adds aesthetic to your home. The appearance of its leaves depends on the amount of sunlight it gets; the more sunlight, the more dried and scrunched up the leaves will appear. Keep them away from direct sunlight to prevent them from yellowing and drying.
Yes, some succulents are suitable as hanging plants, such as Burro’s Tail. They have thick and fleshy leaves that look like tiny grapes up close. Since they are succulents, Burro’s Tail plants don’t need too much water and can thrive even if you leave them alone. It is best to hang your Burro’s Tail plant in places with less obstruction so they can freely grow and trail downward without bumping into anything.
Lastly, hanging indoor plants are space savers and help improve the air quality of your home. These seven plants are also mood lifters and add visual appeal that makes your home look more attractive.