Story of Day :
- 1 Introduction to Low Light Hanging Plants
- 2 Benefits of Hanging Plants in Low Light Conditions
- 3 Types of Low Light Hanging Plants
- 3.1 1. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
- 3.2 2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
- 3.3 3. English Ivy (Hedera helix)
- 3.4 4. Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)
- 3.5 5. Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)
- 3.6 6. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema spp.)
- 3.7 7. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
- 3.8 8. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)
- 3.9 9. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
- 3.10 10. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
- 3.11 11. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’)
- 3.12 12. String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
- 3.13 13. Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’)
- 3.14 14. Philodendron Brasil (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’)
- 3.15 15. Tradescantia Zebrina (Tradescantia zebrina)
- 3.16 16. Hoya Carnosa (Hoya carnosa)
- 3.17 17. Peperomia Obtusifolia (Peperomia obtusifolia)
- 3.18 18. Nerve Plant (Fittonia spp.)
- 3.19 19. Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
- 3.20 20. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum spp.)
- 3.21 21. Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus spp.)
- 3.22 22. Baby’s Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)
- 3.23 23. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera adansonii)
- 3.24 24. Rattlesnake Plant (Calathea lancifolia)
- 3.25 25. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
- 3.26 #26. String of Hearts Variegated (Ceropegia woodii variegata)
- 3.27 27. Staghorn Fern (Platycerium spp.)
- 3.28 28. Peperomia Raindrop (Peperomia polybotrya)
- 3.29 29. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
- 3.30 30. Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus)
- 3.31 31. Purple Heart Plant (Tradescantia pallida)
- 3.32 32. Calathea Orbifolia (Calathea orbifolia)
- 3.33 33. Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum ‘White Butterfly’)
- 3.34 34. Philodendron Lemon Lime (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Lemon Lime’)
- 3.35 35. String of Bananas (Senecio radicans)
- 3.36 36. Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)
- 3.37 37. Peperomia Ginny (Peperomia clusiifolia ‘Ginny’)
- 3.38 38. Silver Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina ‘Silver’)
- 3.39 39. Hoya Kerrii (Hoya kerrii)
- 3.40 40. Nephthytis Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum ‘White Butterfly’)
- 3.41 41. Stromanthe Triostar (Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’)
- 3.42 42. String of Turtles (Peperomia prostrata)
- 3.43 43. Philodendron Moonlight (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Moonlight’)
- 3.44 44. Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’)
- 3.45 45. Golden Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum ‘Golden Pothos’)
- 3.46 46. Peacock Plant (Calathea makoyana)
- 3.47 47. String of Hearts Variegated (Ceropegia woodii variegata)
- 3.48 48. Red Maranta Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura erythroneura)
- 3.49 49. Hoya Pubicalyx Black Dragon (Hoya pubicalyx ‘Black Dragon’)
- 3.50 50. Peperomia Watermelon (Peperomia argyreia)
- 3.51 51. Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’)
- 3.52 52. Philodendron Xanadu (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
- 3.53 53. String of Dolphins (Senecio peregrinus)
- 3.54 54. Calathea Rattlesnake (Calathea lancifolia)
- 3.55 55. Peperomia Hope (Peperomia rotundifolia)
- 3.56 56. Hoya Obovata (Hoya obovata)
- 3.57 57. String of Hearts Purple (Ceropegia woodii ‘Purple’)
- 3.58 58. Philodendron Prince of Orange (Philodendron erubescens ‘Prince of Orange’)
- 3.59 59. Peperomia Frost (Peperomia griseoargentea)
- 3.60 60. Hoya Retusa (Hoya retusa)
- 3.61 61. String of Pearls Variegated (Senecio rowleyanus variegata)
- 3.62 62. Philodendron Red Emerald (Philodendron erubescens ‘Red Emerald’)
- 3.63 63. Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegated (Peperomia obtusifolia variegata)
- 3.64 64. Hoya Australis Lisa (Hoya australis ‘Lisa’)
- 3.65 65. String of Hearts Green (Ceropegia woodii ‘Green’)
- 3.66 66. Philodendron Congo Rojo (Philodendron erubescens ‘Congo Rojo’)
- 3.67 67. Peperomia Ripple Green (Peperomia caperata ‘Green’)
- 3.68 68. Hoya Krimson Queen (Hoya carnosa variegata ‘Krimson Queen’)
- 3.69 69. String of Nickels (Dischidia nummularia)
- 3.70 70. Philodendron Selloum Hope (Philodendron bipinnatifidum ‘Hope’)
- 3.71 71. Peperomia Ripple Red (Peperomia caperata ‘Red’)
- 3.72 72. Hoya Mathilde (Hoya carnosa x serpens ‘Mathilde’)
- 3.73 73. String of Hearts Pink (Ceropegia woodii ‘Pink’)
- 3.74 74. Philodendron Xanadu Variegated (Philodendron bipinnatifidum variegata)
- 3.75 75. Peperomia Obtusifolia Albovittata (Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Albovittata’)
- 3.76 76. Hoya Bella (Hoya lanceolata ssp. bella)
- 3.77 77. String of Hearts Red (Ceropegia woodii ‘Red’)
- 4 Care and Maintenance of Low Light Hanging Plants
- 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Low Light Hanging Plant
- 6 Conclusion
Introduction to Low Light Hanging Plants
Low light spaces are often challenging to decorate, especially when it comes to indoor plants. However, there are plenty of hanging plants that thrive in low light conditions and can add some greenery and life to your home. These plants not only add aesthetic value but also have numerous health benefits, including purifying the air and reducing stress levels. In this article, we will explore some of the best hanging plants for low light conditions.
Benefits of Hanging Plants in Low Light Conditions
Hanging plants can be a great addition to any space, but their benefits extend beyond aesthetics. These plants can help improve the air quality of enclosed spaces by removing toxins from the atmosphere. They can also help reduce stress levels, boost productivity, and create a relaxing ambiance in your home or office.
Furthermore, hanging plants are space-efficient and can add greenery to even small spaces while being out of the way. They also reduce clutter on surfaces and bring life to dull corners or unadorned walls.
Types of Low Light Hanging Plants
There are several types of low light hanging plants that are suitable for indoor environments. Here are 77 examples of popular options:
1. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Pothos is a top choice for beginners as it is easy to grow and care for. Its trailing vines can grow up to 10 feet long and has variegated leaves in shades of green or yellow.
This plant helps remove pollutants such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, benzene and xylene from the air around us.
2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants originate from South Africa and have long, narrow leaves that arch away from the center of the plant’s base or “spiderettes.” They produce small white flowers and can grow up to two feet long.
Spider plants are known for their exceptional air-cleaning abilities. They remove pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene.
3. English Ivy (Hedera helix)
English Ivy is a beautiful plant with its lush leaves and trailing growth habit. It is great for spaces with limited natural light as it tolerates low light conditions well.
Research has shown that English ivy is effective at removing harmful chemicals such as airborne mold particles, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and even fecal matter from the air.
4. Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)
The heartleaf philodendron has glossy, heart-shaped leaves and long stems, making it an excellent choice for hanging baskets or mounting on walls. It grows quickly and requires little maintenance.
Heartleaf philodendrons do not require much sunlight, making them a great choice for low-light environments. Additionally, they are known to purify the air by removing formaldehyde particles.
5. Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)
Arrowhead plants are native to Central and South America and have arrow-shaped foliage in shades of green or variegated with white or silver markings.
These plants do well in low light and are easy to grow. They also have the added benefit of purifying the air by removing toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene.
6. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema spp.)
Chinese Evergreens are low-light tolerant plants that have showy foliage in green, silver or variegated patterns. They require minimal care and can tolerate drought-like conditions, making them ideal starter plants for beginners.
These plants help reduce the levels of toxins like benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde in your living spaces, making them safer for you to breathe.
7. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
ZZ plants are often touted as the most low-maintenance houseplant. They are robust and can tolerate a range of light conditions, including low light.
Their deep green leaves can create a lush foliage in any space while filtering out air pollutants, such as xylene or benzene.
8. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)
Peace lilies have striking, broad leaves that come in a variety of shapes and flourish well in lower light conditions. They have an elegant white blossom that adds an extra splash of beauty to any space.
Peace lilies are highly effective at removing toxins including ammonia, benzene and formaldehyde from indoor environments.
9. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Snake plants, one of the most popular houseplants, have tall, upright leaves that come in several shades of green or variegated with stripes or spots.
They are known for their air-purifying properties, removing toxins like xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from indoor spaces.
10. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
Boston ferns are classic and graceful ferns with frilly fronds that can drape elegantly from hanging pots or baskets.
This plant is well suited for low-light places like hallways and bathrooms since they require no direct sunlight. It is also useful in purifying indoor air by purging pollutants like formaldehyde and xylene.
11. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’)
This pothos variety has leaves splashed with yellow and white making it not only a useful air purifier but also an attractive plant to add to your décor.
It does not require high amounts of natural light to survive while cleaning the air impeccably by eliminating formaldehyde particles.
12. String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
String of Pearls is a unique plant with pearl-like beads that trail from its tendrils, creating a stunning waterfall effect. It does well in bright indirect light but can survive in lower light.
This plant regulates indoor air quality by purifying toxins including benzene and toluene.
13. Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’)
Devil’s Ivy is a great indoor plant for beginners as it is low-maintenance and can tolerate almost all light conditions, including not-so-brightened areas. Its vivid fluorescent green leaves with variegations make it an excellent addition to your décor.
It not only adds beauty to your living spaces but also cleanses the air of volatile organic compounds known to cause headaches, allergies, and other respiratory issues.
14. Philodendron Brasil (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’)
Philodendron Brasil is a trailing vine plant that comes in hues of green with yellow stripes running through the leaves. They love humidity making them perfect as bathroom plants.
Additionally, they are also great at purifying the air by absorbing formaldehyde, benzene and other harmful substances from the atmosphere.
15. Tradescantia Zebrina (Tradescantia zebrina)
Tradescantia Zebrina has distinct-colored leaves with silvery-green tops and purple-green undersides that emerge on vines with a trailing tendency making it perfect for hanging baskets.
This species is instrumental in air purification, removing irritants such as benzene from the atmosphere improving breathing health for inhabitants.
16. Hoya Carnosa (Hoya carnosa)
Hoya Carnosa or Wax Plant derives its name from the waxy appearance of its leaves and hanging stems. The vines bloom in clusters of star-shaped flowers that smell sweet, making them excellent picks for a bedroom or a living-room.
In addition, Wax Plants are relatively low maintenance and can survive in low-light settings where a lot of indoor plants would struggle. They absorb pollutants from indoor air such as formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds, enhancing indoor conditions.
17. Peperomia Obtusifolia (Peperomia obtusifolia)
Peperomia obtusifolia, also known as “baby rubber plant,” features vibrant green leaves and can tolerate low-light conditions, making it a great pick for any space with favorable temperatures.
It is crucial in filtering out pollutants like those caused by vehicle off-gassing and paint particles improving overall air quality.
18. Nerve Plant (Fittonia spp.)
Nerve plants feature variegated leaves that come in pink or white veins against a dark-green background giving it an intricate pattern that makes it an excellent pick to make a statement.
Furthermore, nerve plants cleanse air indoors, removing toxins like carbon monoxide or radioactive pollutants making the air safer for humans to inhale.
19. Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
Chain of Hearts is a trailing vine plant with leaves shaped like hearts, hanging on slender purple stems. This plant looks gorgeous during weddings due to its symbolism of love and devotion.
It purifies toxic heavy metals from the air, including lead and arsenic and increases humidity levels in any enclosed space.
20. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum spp.)
Maidenhair ferns have delicate fronds that branch out in a lacy pattern creating an elegant look. It does not need direct sunlight, thriving magnificent even when placed in shady areas.
It is excellent in detoxifying the environment by dissolving formaldehyde, toluene or xylene thus upgrading air quality.
21. Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus spp.)
The lipstick plant gets its name from clustering bright red flowers that resemble lipsticks at the end of stems. They are usually not complicated to care for and thrive well in low-light settings.
Lipstick Plant eliminates pathogens like formaldehyde and benzene from the air, enhancing indoor environmental conditions.
22. Baby’s Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)
Baby’s Tears feature tiny leaves that give a fluffy appearance in lush mats when planted together. It does not do well in direct sunlight, making them ideal for bathrooms or anywhere with humid conditions.
They are great at purifying the air, removing dangerous pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzoic acid, and more.
23. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera adansonii)
Swiss Cheese Plant comes with elegant foliage that features holes and splits creating an interesting ornamental touch when used indoors. It is straightforward to care for and has an upright growth style.
Swiss Cheese Plants purify the air by filtering out toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde among others.
24. Rattlesnake Plant (Calathea lancifolia)
Rattlesnake Plants produce elongated variegated leaves from its base off stems, looking like rattlesnake skin hence their name. The flowers cluster in a conelike shape adding to their beauty.
The plant removes indoor pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide improving air quality for occupants.
25. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
Bird’s Nest Fern resembles its avian namesake due to the shape of their bases similar to nests in shape with dark green fronds protruding from it. It thrives well in modest light conditions, making it an excellent indoor option.
In addition, it helps combat harmful pollutants by absorbing toxins like formaldehyde thus enhancing air quality indoors.
#26. String of Hearts Variegated (Ceropegia woodii variegata)
String of Hearts Variegated is a vine-like plant featuring heart-shaped leaves that are green with splotches of creamy white or yellow in some species. They do well in medium to low light.
They are also great air filters, removing toxins like carbon monoxide that can cause headaches and dizziness in occupants.
27. Staghorn Fern (Platycerium spp.)
Staghorn ferns are characterized by their unique antler-like fronds that attach themselves to trees or horizontal surfaces. As epiphytes, these ferns absorb moisture and nutrients from the air and surrounding environment, making them suited for low to medium light conditions. They thrive in humid areas such as bathrooms or kitchens but can still tolerate drier conditions when watered regularly.
28. Peperomia Raindrop (Peperomia polybotrya)
The Peperomia Raindrop is a small-sized plant that has strikingly large leaves with a glossy texture that resembles raindrops sitting on its foliage. This plant does well in low to medium indirect light conditions and can be placed in a bright spot without direct sunlight. It likes to have evenly moist soil with good drainage but can also withstand periods of drought.
29. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
The Chinese Money Plant, also known as the Pancake plant, is characterized by its round leaves that resemble coins, hence its name. This plant thrives in low to medium light conditions and likes to be kept away from direct sunlight that can scorch its leaves. Overwatering is its biggest enemy; therefore, allow the soil to dry out between watering sessions.
30. Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus)
The Silver Satin Pothos is distinguishable by its velvety gray-green leaves that have a silver sheen on them. It prefers low light to medium indirect light conditions and can be grown in almost any room in the house. Being a fast-growing vining plant, it requires regular pruning to control its trailing growth.
31. Purple Heart Plant (Tradescantia pallida)
The Purple Heart Plant, also known as Purple Queen, has elongated purple leaves that create a striking contrast against its delicate white flowers. It fares best in low to medium light conditions with good airflow and slightly moist soil to prevent the tips from browning.
32. Calathea Orbifolia (Calathea orbifolia)
The Calathea Orbifolia boasts stunning large leaves that are patterned with silver stripes and edged with dark green. This plant thrives in low light conditions and prefers evenly moist soil without sogginess, and high humidity levels that can mimic its natural habitat.
33. Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum ‘White Butterfly’)
The Arrowhead Vine or Butterfly Plant has angular arrow-shaped leaves, speckled with white spots that resemble a butterfly’s wings. Being a vining plant, it thrives in low to medium indirect light conditions and likes to climb up trellises, poles, or hanging baskets. It prefers evenly moist soil and high humidity levels to thrive.
34. Philodendron Lemon Lime (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Lemon Lime’)
The Philodendron Lemon Lime is prized for its bright neon-yellow new growth that graduates into a lime-green shade as the leaves mature. It thrives in low to medium indirect light conditions and tolerates some shade without suffering leaf burn. It prefers well-aerated soil that’s evenly moist without being waterlogged.
35. String of Bananas (Senecio radicans)
The String of Bananas is a unique succulent that has cascading stems bearing small green banana-shaped leaves. This plant prefers low to medium light conditions and can survive several weeks without being watered due to its succulent nature. It likes to be situated in a sunny window or under grow lights to prevent etiolation and promote healthy growth.
36. Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)
The Prayer Plant gets its name from its characteristic movement of leaves, which fold upwards at night, resembling hands folded in prayer. It thrives in low indirect light conditions with high humidity levels that emulate its native tropical habitats. It prefers evenly moist soil and regular misting to prevent the foliage from drying out.
37. Peperomia Ginny (Peperomia clusiifolia ‘Ginny’)
The Peperomia Ginny is an easy-care plant with fleshy, waxy leaves that shine with iridescent hues of green and silver. It thrives in lower light conditions and prefers slightly moist soil without being overwatered or left dry for too long. This plant can grow up to eight inches tall and six inches wide and makes an excellent tabletop centerpiece.
38. Silver Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina ‘Silver’)
The Silver Inch Plant is an exotic houseplant that has vivid silver stripes on its elongated leaves that create a striking contrast against the purple undersides. It thrives best in medium-light indirect locations with well-draining soil that has high nutrients content. This plant is easy-to-grow but requires regular pruning to prevent it from getting too leggy.
39. Hoya Kerrii (Hoya kerrii)
The Hoya Kerii, also known as the Sweetheart Plant, is a charming epiphyte that features heart-shaped leaves in varying shades of green, resembling Valentine’s Day gifts. It thrives in low to medium light conditions and prefers dry soil with good drainage, making it easy to care for. This unique houseplant is a beauty to behold and would make an excellent gift to plant lovers.
40. Nephthytis Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum ‘White Butterfly’)
Nephthytis Arrowhead Vine or Syngonium is another charming vining plant that has heart-shaped leaves, variegated with green, white, and silver. It grows best in low light conditions with moist, well-aerated soil that has high perlite content for optimal drainage. This plant loves humidity and can benefit from occasional misting to maintain its luster.
41. Stromanthe Triostar (Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’)
The Stromanthe Triostar is a tropical plant that has a blend of pink, green, and cream variegation on its elongated leaves, making it visually striking. It thrives in moderate or low light conditions with plenty of humidity, as it’s intolerant of dry air. This houseplant prefers evenly moist soil without being too wet or too dry.
42. String of Turtles (Peperomia prostrata)
The String of Turtles is a unique Peperomia that has elongated leaves resembling tiny turtles that are clustered on its stems. It thrives in lower light conditions with moist but well-draining soil that’s free of sogginess. This decorative houseplant can grow up to eight inches tall and six inches wide, making it ideal for small spaces.
43. Philodendron Moonlight (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Moonlight’)
The Philodendron Moonlight is highly coveted for its neon-yellow heart-shaped leaves that enliven any dull room with their bright colors. It needs medium to bright indirect light to maintain the vibrancy of its leaves, and prefers evenly moist soil without being overwatered. This compact houseplant can grow up to two feet tall in optimal conditions.
44. Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’)
The Marble Queen Pothos features elongated heart-shaped leaves that have green and white marbled patterns on them, making it a perfect low light hanging plant for both home and office spaces. It thrives in low to moderate indirect light conditions and tolerates dry soil, making it ideal for busy homeowners who have little time for watering.
45. Golden Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum ‘Golden Pothos’)
The Golden Devil’s Ivy is highly adaptable and easy-to-grow, making it a popular houseplant in most homes. Its elongated heart-shaped leaves are variegated with bright golden-yellow shades that brighten up dull corners in any room. With its ability to tolerate low light conditions, you can place it in any room without worrying about sunlight requirements.
46. Peacock Plant (Calathea makoyana)
The Peacock Plant is a striking tropical plant that features elongated leaves with ornate markings resembling peacock feathers, which makes it a favorite among plant lovers. It prefers low to moderate indirect light conditions and dislikes being placed under direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves. It likes to be moist but not waterlogged and benefits from regular misting to increase humidity levels.
47. String of Hearts Variegated (Ceropegia woodii variegata)
The String of Hearts Variegated is a charming vining plant that has elongated leaves shaped like hearts, variegated with shades of green, white, and pink. It thrives best in lower light conditions with well-drained soil that doesn’t retain water or becomes too soggy. This houseplant prefers high humidity levels and occasional misting to prevent its stems from browning.
48. Red Maranta Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura erythroneura)
The Red Maranta Prayer Plant is prized for its leaves’ ornate marking that blends shades of green, red, and purple, making it an exquisite piece of indoor decor. It thrives best in lower light conditions, and its leaves curl up at night resembling praying hands, hence its name. It likes to be moist but not overwatered, and benefits from regular pruning to maintain bushy growth.
49. Hoya Pubicalyx Black Dragon (Hoya pubicalyx ‘Black Dragon’)
The Hoya Pubicalyx Black Dragon boasts elongated leaves shaped like arrows, covered in velvety green scales with purple-black veins that compliment the plant’s dark stem. It thrives in low to medium indirect light conditions and prefers well-draining soil with high perlite content to prevent waterlogging. This houseplant blooms fragrant star-shaped flowers when mature.
50. Peperomia Watermelon (Peperomia argyreia)
The Peperomia Watermelon or Watermelon Begonia, as it’s popularly called, has smooth round leaves variegated with shades of green, white, and pink, resembling a watermelon’s rind. It likes lower light conditions, making this a perfect plant for windowless rooms or apartments with minimal lighting. This easy-to-grow houseplant prefers moist soil without being overwatered or left dry for too long.
51. Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’)
The Silver Satin Pothos is a variation of the regular Pothos plant that has elongated heart-shaped leaves variegated with shades of silver-green and black at the leaf tips. It does well in low to medium indirect light conditions and prefers consistently moist soil without being overwatered or under-watered. This houseplant can tolerate infrequent watering and neglect.
52. Philodendron Xanadu (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
The Philodendron Xanadu has an attractive clumping habit, making it an ideal low light hanging plant for smaller spaces. Its elongated glossy leaves are deeply lobed, resembling a hornet’s nest, providing a unique texture to any interior space. It thrives best in low indirect light conditions with moist soil that doesn’t become waterlogged.
53. String of Dolphins (Senecio peregrinus)
The String of Dolphins is a rare and unique succulent that has elongated leaves shaped like tiny dolphins that dangle delicately from its stems, resembling jumping dolphins in the sea. It prefers lower light conditions with occasional bright indirect light to promote healthy growth, and likes evenly moist soil with good drainage to avoid root rot.
54. Calathea Rattlesnake (Calathea lancifolia)
The Calathea Rattlesnake features elongated leaves with striking patterns that resemble the scales of a rattlesnake, making it an intriguing houseplant to keep in any low light room. It thrives best in moderate or low indirect light conditions and likes consistently moist soil without being overwatered or left too dry. This houseplant benefits from regular misting to maintain high humidity levels.
55. Peperomia Hope (Peperomia rotundifolia)
The Peperomia Hope is an upright variegated plant that has trailing stems with plump round leaves speckled with shades of green and white. It prefers lower light conditions with medium humidity levels and likes its soil slightly moist without becoming waterlogged. This compact indoor plant grows up to six inches tall and makes for an excellent air purifier.
56. Hoya Obovata (Hoya obovata)
The Hoya Obovate is a delightful plant that has oval-shaped leaves with prominent veining on them, giving them a unique texture. It thrives in lower indirect light conditions with moderately moist soil that’s well-draining to prevent root rot. This houseplant is also relatively drought tolerant, making it easy for busy homeowners to care for.
57. String of Hearts Purple (Ceropegia woodii ‘Purple’)
The String of Hearts Purple is an attractive houseplant that has elongated leaves shaped like hearts, variegated with shades of green and purple that softens any dull living space. It thrives in lower light conditions and prefers slightly moist soil with good drainage, making it perfect for busy homeowners who want minimal maintenance.
58. Philodendron Prince of Orange (Philodendron erubescens ‘Prince of Orange’)
If you’re looking for a plant with striking colors and patterns, Philodendron Prince of Orange is an excellent option. This plant features bright orange leaves with streaks of green and brown. It is a relatively easy plant to care for as it can tolerate low light conditions and moderate watering.
59. Peperomia Frost (Peperomia griseoargentea)
Peperomia Frost is a stunning hanging plant that features silver leaves with green stripes running through them. It is a great option for low-light spaces as it can thrive with minimal light exposure. Additionally, it requires little watering, making it relatively easy to take care of.
60. Hoya Retusa (Hoya retusa)
With its delicate green leaves and nearly white blossoms, the Hoya Retusa is an elegant addition to any room in your home. This hanging plant requires very little maintenance and does well in low light environments.
61. String of Pearls Variegated (Senecio rowleyanus variegata)
String of Pearls Variegated is a beautiful hanging plant known for its unique bead-like structure that resembles a string of pearls. It is suitable for low-light areas as it can thrive under artificial lighting as well as natural light.
62. Philodendron Red Emerald (Philodendron erubescens ‘Red Emerald’)
Philodendron Red Emerald is a stunning plant with deep, reddish-purple leaves that add a pop of color to any room. It does well in low light conditions and can tolerate moderate watering.
63. Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegated (Peperomia obtusifolia variegata)
Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegated is an eye-catching plant with green and white leaves. It does especially well in low light environments where other plants may struggle, making it a great option for darker areas of your home.
64. Hoya Australis Lisa (Hoya australis ‘Lisa’)
Hoya Australis Lisa is a lovely hanging plant with thick, glossy leaves and fragrant white blossoms. It is highly tolerant of low light conditions and requires minimal maintenance.
65. String of Hearts Green (Ceropegia woodii ‘Green’)
String of Hearts Green is a delicate hanging plant featuring small heart-shaped leaves on thin stems. It does well in low light environments and can thrive under artificial lighting as well.
66. Philodendron Congo Rojo (Philodendron erubescens ‘Congo Rojo’)
Philodendron Congo Rojo is an impressive hanging plant with dark red foliage that adds a bold statement to any room. Despite its striking appearance, it can still thrive in low light conditions.
67. Peperomia Ripple Green (Peperomia caperata ‘Green’)
Peperomia Ripple Green is an attractive hanging plant with rippled green leaves that have a velvety texture. It does best in low to medium light conditions and requires minimal maintenance.
68. Hoya Krimson Queen (Hoya carnosa variegata ‘Krimson Queen’)
Hoya Krimson Queen is an elegant hanging plant with green and white variegated foliage that contrasts beautifully with its pink and red flowers. It is highly adaptable to low light conditions and requires minimal watering.
69. String of Nickels (Dischidia nummularia)
String of Nickels is a unique hanging plant that features rounded, coin-like leaves cascading down thin stems. It is an excellent option for low light environments as it prefers bright indirect light.
70. Philodendron Selloum Hope (Philodendron bipinnatifidum ‘Hope’)
Philodendron Selloum Hope is a breathtaking hanging plant with large, tropical-looking foliage that creates an instant jungle vibe in your home. It can tolerate low light conditions and prefers moderate watering.
71. Peperomia Ripple Red (Peperomia caperata ‘Red’)
Peperomia Ripple Red is a stunning hanging plant with deep red, rippled leaves that add a striking contrast to any space. It thrives in low light environments and prefers well-draining soil.
72. Hoya Mathilde (Hoya carnosa x serpens ‘Mathilde’)
Hoya Mathilde is an elegant hanging plant with green and silver variegated leaves and clusters of fragrant pink flowers. It does well in low light conditions as long as its soil is adequately moist.
73. String of Hearts Pink (Ceropegia woodii ‘Pink’)
String of Hearts Pink is a beautiful hanging plant featuring small heart-shaped leaves with occasional pink and purple hues. It can tolerate low to medium light conditions and prefers well-draining soil.
74. Philodendron Xanadu Variegated (Philodendron bipinnatifidum variegata)
Philodendron Xanadu Variegated is an attractive hanging plant with large, glossy variegated leaves that add a tropical touch to your home decor. It can thrive in low light environments as long as it gets moderate watering.
75. Peperomia Obtusifolia Albovittata (Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Albovittata’)
Peperomia Obtusifolia Albovittata is a beautiful hanging plant with green and white variegated leaves that add a natural touch to any space. It can adapt well to low light conditions and prefers well-draining soil.
76. Hoya Bella (Hoya lanceolata ssp. bella)
Hoya Bella is a charming hanging plant with tiny, waxy leaves and clusters of light pink and white flowers. It can tolerate low to medium light conditions and prefers moderate watering.
77. String of Hearts Red (Ceropegia woodii ‘Red’)
String of Hearts Red is an eye-catching hanging plant that features small heart-shaped leaves with occasional red hues cascading down thin stems. It thrives in low light environments as long as it receives moderate watering.
Care and Maintenance of Low Light Hanging Plants
Low light hanging plants require specific care to thrive in their environments. Here are some tips on how to take care of your low light hanging plants:
1. Water: Most low-light plants prefer moderate watering, and the frequency of watering depends on the plant’s needs, humidity, and temperature of the surroundings. Make sure to check the soil’s moisture level before watering to avoid overwatering or under-watering.
2. Light: Low-light plants can survive indoors, but they still need some indirect light to grow healthily. Place your plants near a window or where there is bright ambient light without direct sunlight.
3. Soil: Use well-draining soil for your low-light plants to prevent root rot, which is common in overwatered plants.
4. Fertilizer: Feed your plants occasionally with good-quality fertilizers from springtime until autumn.
5. Repotting: Monitor your plant’s growth regularly and repot it into bigger containers when necessary.
Tips for Choosing the Best Low Light Hanging Plant
Here are some tips to consider when choosing the best low light hanging plant:
1. Always consider the specific growing conditions of your space before selecting a plant.
2. Choose a plant according to your personal preferences and your home’s decor and style.
3. Consider the amount of care and attention your low light hanging plant needs, as some plants require more attention than others.
4. Research about the toxicity of the plant, especially if you have pets or children at home.
In conclusion, low light hanging plants are a great way to add some greenery to your indoor space without requiring too much maintenance. The above-listed plants are great choices for anyone who wants to decorate their home with plants but has limited lighting conditions. Follow our tips on care and maintenance, choose the right plant for you, and enjoy having beautiful, healthy plants in your home!