Top 20 Easy-to-Grow Low-Light Hanging Plants for Your Indoor Spaces

Top 20 Easy-to-Grow Low-Light Hanging Plants for Your Indoor Spaces

When indoor spaces look too lifeless and cold, then it’s time to bring in plants! But which one should you choose?

If your room has low light and space is a premium, then our list of easy-to-grow, low-light hanging plants is perfect for you!

Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’ )

Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen' )
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, typically grown for foliage
SizeHeight: 6-10 feet, Width: 6-10 feet
LightIndirect bright light, can tolerate low light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature65-80°F (18-27°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, avoid overwatering
ToxicityToxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, enhances indoor aesthetics

It’s best to prune Marble Queen Pothos occasionally for shape and size control. Trimming overgrown vines encourages bushier growth. 

Use balanced liquid fertilizer in the growing season, but beware of over-fertilizing to prevent soil salt buildup. Indoors, watch out for pests like spider mites and mealybugs – and treat them promptly. 

Monstera adansonii (Monstera adansonii)

Monstera adansonii (Monstera adansonii)
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Ease of GrowingModerate ●●○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, known for unique leaf structure
SizeHeight: Up to 12 feet, Width: 3-5 feet
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringKeep soil evenly moist, allow the top inch to dry out
ToxicityToxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, adds a tropical touch to indoor spaces

Providing some form of support, such as a trellis or moss pole, can help the Monstera adansonii climb and display its characteristic fenestrated leaves. Fertilize the Monstera adansonii every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Avoid over-fertilization as this can lead to salt accumulation in the soil. Keep an eye out for potential pests like spider mites and aphids, especially when grown indoors. 

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, primarily grown for foliage
SizeHeight: 6-10 feet, Width: Can spread extensively
LightLow to moderate light, can tolerate low-light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, can tolerate drought
ToxicityToxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, adaptable to various indoor conditions

Pothos is a resilient plant and can recover well from pruning – even if it’s a bit excessive. Fertilize the Pothos every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Pothos is relatively resistant to pests, but occasional inspection for spider mites or mealybugs is recommended, especially in indoor settings. It’s important to note the plant’s toxicity, especially if you have pets or small children. 

String of Nickels (Dischidia imbricata)

String of Nickels (Dischidia imbricata)
Image by The Spruce
Ease of GrowingModerate ●●○○○
Blooming SeasonSmall, inconspicuous flowers
SizeTrailing, up to 12 inches in length
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate some direct sunlight
SoilWell-draining, epiphytic mix
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringKeep soil consistently moist, avoid waterlogged conditions
ToxicityGenerally non-toxic, but caution with pets
BenefitsUnique trailing form, suitable for hanging baskets

Trimming back any leggy or overly long stems helps the String of Nickels stay compact and promotes a fuller appearance. Fertilize the plant every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites or aphids, particularly in indoor settings. Try misting the plant or placing a tray of water nearby to enhance humidity. 

English Ivy (Hedera helix)

English Ivy (Hedera helix)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, primarily grown for its foliage
SizeTrailing or climbing, can reach up to 80 feet in length
LightPartial to full shade, can tolerate some direct sunlight
SoilWell-draining, slightly acidic to slightly alkaline
Temperature50-75°F (10-24°C)
WateringKeep soil consistently moist, avoid waterlogged conditions
ToxicityToxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, versatile in various growing conditions

English Ivy benefits from regular pruning to control its growth and maintain a neat appearance. Fertilize the English Ivy sparingly, usually in the spring and summer, with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and spider mites, especially when grown indoors. When growing English Ivy indoors, ensure it receives enough indirect light and maintain consistent humidity levels. 

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, primarily grown for its heart-shaped leaves
SizeTrailing, can reach up to 10 feet in length
LightLow to moderate light, can tolerate some indirect sunlight
SoilWell-draining potting mix, rich in organic matter
Temperature65-80°F (18-27°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, prefers slightly moist soil
ToxicityToxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, adaptable to various indoor conditions

Trimming back long stems and removing yellow or damaged leaves helps maintain a neat and attractive appearance. Heartleaf Philodendron can be propagated easily by taking cuttings, allowing you to expand your collection or share with others.

Fertilize the Heartleaf Philodendron every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites or aphids, especially in indoor settings. 

Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus)

Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus)
Image by The Spruce
Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, primarily grown for its foliage
SizeTrailing, up to 6 feet in length
LightLow to moderate light, can tolerate some indirect sunlight
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature60-80°F (16-27°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, prefers slightly moist soil
ToxicityMildly toxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, unique silvery-green leaves

Satin Pothos grows better from regular pruning to maintain its trailing form and encourage new growth. Fertilize the Satin Pothos every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites or aphids, especially in indoor settings. Maintain a consistent watering routine for Satin Pothos, allowing the topsoil to dry out slightly between waterings. 

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
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Ease of GrowingModerate ●●○○○
Blooming SeasonNon-flowering, grown for its feathery fronds
SizeArching fronds, can reach 1-3 feet in height
LightIndirect bright light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining, high in organic matter
Temperature60-75°F (16-24°C)
WateringKeep soil consistently moist, high humidity preferred
ToxicityNon-toxic
BenefitsAir-purifying, adds a touch of greenery to indoor spaces

Boston Fern benefits from regular pruning to remove old or yellowing fronds and encourage new growth. Pruning is particularly important during the growing season to keep the fern looking lush and healthy.

Fertilize the Boston Fern with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season – typically spring to early autumn. Reduce or stop fertilization during the winter months when the plant is not actively growing. 

String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)

String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonSmall, tubular flowers, blooms intermittently
SizeTrailing, can reach up to 4 feet or more
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate some direct sunlight
SoilWell-draining, sandy or succulent mix
Temperature60-75°F (16-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, drought-tolerant
ToxicityMildly toxic if ingested
BenefitsUnique trailing form, suitable for hanging baskets

Give the String of Hearts regular pruning to control its length and encourage fuller growth. Fertilize the String of Hearts sparingly, usually in the spring and summer, with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer. 

String of Hearts is drought-tolerant and prefers slightly drier conditions. Ensure proper drainage in the pot to prevent waterlogging, as overly wet soil can lead to root rot.

Mini Monstera (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma)

Mini Monstera (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, grown for its split leaves and trailing vines
SizeClimbing or trailing, can reach up to 12 feet
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, moderately drought-tolerant
ToxicityMildly toxic if ingested
BenefitsUnique split leaves, versatile in various indoor settings

Occasionally prune the Mini Monstera to control its size and shape by trimming back leggy vines to promote bushier growth and maintain an attractive appearance. Propagation is also relatively easy as you can root cuttings to create new plants.

Fertilize the Mini Monstera every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites or mealybugs, especially in indoor settings. 

Neon Robusta Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium ‘neon robusta’)

Neon Robusta Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium 'neon robusta')
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, grown for its vibrant foliage
SizeCompact and bushy, up to 3 feet in height
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix, rich in organic matter
Temperature60-75°F (16-24°C)
WateringKeep soil consistently moist, avoid waterlogged conditions
ToxicityToxic if ingested
BenefitsVibrant neon-colored leaves, suitable for various settings

You can give Neon Robusta Arrowhead Plant a regular pruning to maintain its compact and bushy form. Fertilize the Neon Robusta Arrowhead Plant every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites or aphids, especially in indoor settings. Neon Robusta Arrowhead Plant appreciates higher humidity levels, so mist the leaves or place a tray of water nearby, especially in drier indoor environments.

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)
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Ease of GrowingModerate ●●○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, notable for its unique fronds
SizeUnique antler-like fronds, can span up to 3 feet or more
LightIndirect bright light, filtered sunlight, can tolerate shade
SoilEpiphytic, well-draining potting mix with organic matter
Temperature60-75°F (16-24°C)
WateringKeep soil consistently moist, water the shield fronds
ToxicityNon-toxic
BenefitsAir-purifying, distinctive and artistic appearance

The antler fronds of the Staghorn Fern are more delicate and should be watered by soaking them in water for about 15-30 minutes. Alternatively, you can water the shield fronds by either misting or watering with a gentle stream. 

Fertilize the Staghorn Fern sparingly, around every 4-6 weeks during the spring to early autumn season with a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer. Keep an eye out for pests such as scale insects, mealybugs, or spider mites, especially in indoor settings. 

Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus japhrolepis)

Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus japhrolepis)
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Ease of GrowingModerate ●●○○○
Blooming SeasonBlooms throughout the year, distinctive tubular flowers
SizeTrailing, can reach up to 12 inches or more
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature60-75°F (16-24°C)
WateringKeep soil consistently moist, allow topsoil to dry slightly
ToxicityNon-toxic
BenefitsUnique tubular flowers, attractive trailing growth

Give the Lipstick Plant pruning occasionally to encourage bushier growth and maintain an attractive shape. Trim back leggy stems and pinch off spent blooms to promote continuous flowering. 

Fertilize the Lipstick Plant every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Keep an eye out for pests like aphids or spider mites, especially in indoor settings. 

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, primarily grown for its foliage
SizeTrailing or climbing, can reach up to 10 feet or more
LightLow to moderate light, can tolerate bright indirect light
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, drought-tolerant
ToxicityToxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, adaptable to various indoor conditions

Golden Pothos is known for its resilience and low-maintenance nature. Trimming back long vines helps maintain a neat appearance, control its size, and encourage bushier growth. 

The pruned cuttings can be used for propagation, allowing you to create new plants. Fertilize the Golden Pothos every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Radiator Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia)

Radiator Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonInconspicuous flower spikes, primarily grown for foliage
SizeCompact and bushy, up to 8 inches in height
LightModerate to bright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix, slightly acidic to neutral
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, avoid overwatering
ToxicityNon-toxic
BenefitsCompact size, attractive foliage with glossy texture

Keep the Radiator Plant compact by trimming or pinching back the stems to promote new growth and business. Propagation is relatively easy, and new plants can be grown from leaf cuttings or stem cuttings.

Fertilize the Radiator Plant every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites or mealybugs, especially in indoor settings. 

Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’)

Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Neon')
Image by The Spruce
Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, primarily grown for its vibrant foliage
SizeTrailing or climbing, can reach up to 10 feet or more
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, drought-tolerant
ToxicityToxic to pets if ingested
BenefitsAir-purifying, vibrant neon-colored leaves

Give the Neon Pothos regular pruning to control its size and encourage bushier growth. Fertilize the Neon Pothos every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Neon Pothos is generally resistant to pests, but occasional inspection for spider mites or mealybugs is advisable, especially in indoor settings. Maintain a consistent watering routine, allowing the topsoil to dry out between waterings. 

Hoya Tricolor (Hoya carnosa ‘tricolor’)

Hoya Tricolor (Hoya carnosa ‘tricolor’)
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Ease of GrowingModerate ●●○○○
Blooming SeasonClusters of fragrant pink and white flowers
SizeTrailing or vining, can reach several feet in length
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate some direct sunlight
SoilWell-draining potting mix, slightly acidic to neutral
Temperature60-75°F (16-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, avoid waterlogged conditions
ToxicityMildly toxic if ingested
BenefitsUnique tricolor foliage, fragrant flowers

Trimming back long stems of the Hoya Tricolor to maintain a compact and bushy appearance. Pruning also encourages the plant to produce more colorful foliage and flowers. 

Plus, the cuttings can be used for propagation. Fertilize the Hoya Tricolor sparingly, approximately every 4-6 weeks during the growing season, with a balanced liquid fertilizer. 

Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
Image by Bark and Chase
Ease of GrowingEasy to Moderate ●●○○○
Blooming SeasonRarely blooms, primarily grown for its foliage
SizeRosette shape, can reach up to 2-3 feet in diameter
LightIndirect bright light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining, rich organic mix
Temperature70-80°F (21-27°C)
WateringKeep soil consistently moist, high humidity preferred
ToxicityNon-toxic
BenefitsAir-purifying, distinctive nest-like fronds

Trim off any old or yellowing fronds at the base of the Bird’s Nest Fern plant. Wiping the fronds with a damp cloth helps keep them clean and dust-free, promoting better growth.

Fertilize the Bird’s Nest Fern every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer, diluted to half strength. Regularly inspect the plant for pests like scale insects or mealybugs, especially in indoor settings.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
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Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonProduces small white flowers, typically in spring or early summer
SizeArching, grass-like leaves, can reach up to 2 feet or more
LightModerate to bright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature60-75°F (16-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, drought-tolerant
ToxicityNon-toxic
BenefitsAir-purifying, produces baby plantlets known as “spiderettes”

Give Spider Plant regular pruning to remove brown or yellow leaves and encourage new growth. The plantlets, also known as “spiderettes,” can be left on the plant or potted separately to create new plants. 

Fertilize the Spider Plant every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Spider Plants are generally resistant to pests, but occasional inspection for spider mites or mealybugs is advisable, especially in indoor settings.

Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina)

Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina)
Image by The Spruce
Ease of GrowingEasy ●○○○○
Blooming SeasonSmall, three-petaled pink or purple flowers
SizeTrailing or hanging, can reach several feet in length
LightBright, indirect light, can tolerate lower light conditions
SoilWell-draining potting mix
Temperature65-75°F (18-24°C)
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering, drought-tolerant
ToxicityMildly toxic if ingested
BenefitsTrailing growth, vibrant purple and green striped leaves

Trimming back the Wandering Jew’s long stems helps maintain a compact and attractive appearance. The pruned cuttings can be used for propagation, allowing you to create new plants or share them with others.

Fertilize the Wandering Jew every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites or aphids, especially in indoor settings. 

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