Hanging indoor plants are amazing. They will bring elegance and beauty to any room without taking up valuable space or creating clutter on your surfaces.
In reality, while you can hang up pretty much any houseplant, some make for better hanging plants than others. The good news is, there are some great bargains out there if you know where to look.
In this article, I will tell you the most affordable hanging indoor plants and show you exactly where you can get them from.
But first, here is a great affordable hanger that will go perfectly with all the plants on this list.
Here some of the CHEAPEST hanging indoor plants you can buy, and where to get them from:
1. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
The Spider plant is probably the best known hanging houseplant.
That might be partly because of the way it produces baby plantlets on long tendrils that will hang down from the pot and can reach incredible lengths, creating a waterfall of greenery.
These plants have lush green leaves that can be either green all over, or have a pale stripe up the centers.
They are also loved because they are easy to look after and tend to thrive no matter what conditions they are kept in. They will even tolerate low light without an issue. This makes them ideal for hanging almost anywhere in your home!
Spider plants tend to be inexpensive because they reproduce quickly and easily, so you will be able to find a 6” potted Spider Plant for less than $25.
2. Wandering Jew Lilac (Tradescantia Fluminensis Lilac)
If you want a plant that has truly amazing colors, the Wandering Jew Lilac is a must-have.
It will spill down from a hanging pot in a cascade of beautiful hues, and its striped leaves are stunning to behold; they look as though they have been painted with a fine brush.
This plant grows well as long as it is given well draining soil and medium light levels, and it is reasonably inexpensive, costing around $19.50 for a 2.5 inch Wandering Jew Lilac.
That is more than the spider plant costs, but this plant is a little more unusual and grows in spectacular hues, so you might feel like stretching the budget a bit.
It’s still a cheap houseplant to buy!
3. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
English Ivy tends to be grown outdoors, but it can also be grown as a houseplant and it will be perfectly happy. It is tolerant of bright sunlight, which makes it ideal if you want to hang it in front of a window.
This is definitely a great hanging plant to choose, and rarely costs very much. Again, it is easy to grow and this makes it inexpensive on the whole.
The triangular, shapely leaves will curl around the pot and down, creating trailing tendrils that will look very attractive as they wave through the air.
You will find a 6″ English Ivy in a pot at just above $22 but below $25, so is super easy to grow, very pretty, and inexpensive.
4. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)
This plant is very popular because of its attractive leaves and curling tendrils. It’s a determined climber, which makes it lovely for an aerial display, and fortunately, it is nice and cheap!
Pothos is an appealing option for a hanging pot because of its rich, bushy foliage. These plants have pale yellow variegation across their glossy leaves, making them interesting to look at.
They are also hardy and easy to care for, which makes them ideal for a budding plant enthusiast.
If you want to turn your indoor space into a jungle of deep, tropical greenery, this is the perfect plant for it. To encourage bushier growth, trim the longest vines every few months, as it will make the plant grow bushier.
You can buy a 4” Urban Jungle Golden Pothos for around $15, which is pretty good for a tropical plant like this!
5. String Of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)
If you love succulents, the string of pearls is for you!
This plant grows in ropes of delightfully rounded balls that look very much like a necklace of pearls – if pearls were green and shiny. The tendrils of this plant will hang down in dense waterfalls of greenery, and will look great against any plain wall.
These houseplants are also extremely easy to look after.
They are particularly suited to hanging planters because they don’t mind being dry, so you won’t have to lift yours down to water it frequently, or pull up a ladder.
Let the soil get almost completely dried out before you give your plant a drink.
Relatively cheap, the Variegated String Of Pearls only costs around $20, and should quickly develop new strands that will fill your hanging pot with greenery.
6. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)
The Christmas Cactus is an immensely attractive plant that produces bright pink flowers in the winter, bringing cheer to any home.
It looks great hanging in a pot, so its stems and flowers can trail down through the air. Because the stems are quite floppy, they will sprawl across the edges of the container beautifully.
These plants are easy to look after, but if you want them to flower, you need to provide a period of darkness for about 8 weeks.
This encourages the development of flower buds and allows them to open.
Make sure you water your Christmas Cactus from time to time. However, like other cacti, it shouldn’t need too much to drink, and this is partly why it’s a great hanging plant!
You can buy a Pink Flower Christmas Cactus for just $20 (in a 2.5 inch pot).
7. String Of Hearts (Ceropegia Woodii)
If the string of pearls doesn’t quite appeal to you and you would like a more delicate hanging plant, you might want to consider the string of hearts.
Their foliage is a bit more delicate, so it’s more prone to being damaged.
These leaves have slim white veins on them, and they will flutter beautifully in the breeze as they trail down from your hanging container.
This creates similarly slender tendrils to hold its leaves, but instead of having ball-like leaves, it has delicate, heart-shaped foliage.
You can buy a small container of String of Hearts for $20, so it’s a little more expensive than some of the other plants on this list, but not noticeably so.
8. Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium Podophyllum)
If you love amazing shapes that will give your plant presence and make it attention-grabbing, the arrowhead plant is the perfect option for your hanging container.
It grows impressive foliage with a wonderfully crisp, arrowhead shape – as the name suggests!
This plant is pretty easy to care for, which is why it doesn’t cost too much, and there’s something extremely attractive about its shape and simplicity as it trails down surfaces. Its big leaves are highly satisfying.
This plant is certainly worth considering for your hanging collection!
You can buy an amazing 4 inch Pink Arrowhead Plant for slightly over $20, making it comparable with the other options, despite the fact that it looks so unusual and unique.
9. Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)
If you’re willing to increase your budget a little, a pitcher plant makes an incredible option for a hanging basket.
Elevating it will allow you to really enjoy the ingenuity of its pitchers and will give you an excellent view of how this amazing plant operates.
The pitcher plant also looks great hanging suspended from the ceiling, with its fleshy pitchers trailing down over the edges of the container and its glossy leaves catching the light.
Overall, therefore, this is a great cheap option that doesn’t look like it would be cheap at all. Be prepared to have friends asking where you got it from when they see it hanging in your home!
You can buy a 6 inch Pitcher Plant for $29. That’s a little more than some of the other options on the list, but not dramatically more considering it’s the most unique option.
10. Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Marble)
If you love the idea of a tiny plant for your hanging planter, the baby rubber plant is ideal.
It is small and cute, with deep, glossy leaves and intricate, curling growth. It likes to be given partial light, so you can hang it in a window provided there is some shade to protect it from burning in the sun.
In spite of the baby Rubber plant’s low cost, it will look fantastic hanging up in your home!
You can purchase a Peperomia Marble in a 4 inch pot for only $16.99, as this is another fairly common plant that is reasonably easy to grow – which makes it cheap to buy.
There are many amazing hanging plants, and you don’t have to pay a lot of money to start decorating the upper parts of your house with greenery.
Choose plants that will suit the space well, and remember to check whether they will be getting enough light, or too much, before you position them.