Indoor Hanging Plants For Your Workspace

Indoor hanging plants for your workspace can make a big impact. Whether you want grape ivy, bird’s nest fern or rosary vine, there is no shortage of indoor hanging plants to take your office decor up a notch. They add a pop of colour to your space with their cascading stems and countless biophilic benefits. Did you know plants can improve productivity by up to 15%? And with so many different types of trailing plants to choose from, you can easily find one that fits your space and style.

Hanging plants at Vantage Spaces

Here at Vantage Spaces, we feature trailing plants in our green ceiling designs to create texture and dimension. Earlier this year, we collaborated with J9 Interior Design to bring greenery to the office space of the UK’s leading wholesale clothing supplier, PenCarrie. We integrated hanging plants into custom suspended structures over the high-footfall dining space – and bun moss walls to carve out the cosier seating areas.

Whether you’re looking for an entire office design or just a few indoor hanging plants, there is always a way to make your office feel a little more like home

Choosing the right indoor hanging plant

When it comes to choosing the right plant for your hanging planter, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the light conditions in your office. If you have a lot of direct sunlight, you can pretty much choose any plant you like. But if your office is on the darker side, stick with low-light plants like ferns, ivy, or philodendrons.

Next, think about the size of your hanging space. Smaller troughs are great for small spaces, but they will need to be watered more often. Larger troughs can hold more plants and soil, which means they’ll need less frequent watering.

Finally, choose a plant that suits your style. If you’re going for a more modern look, succulents or air plants are perfect. Or if you want something a little more traditional, ferns or ivies are always classic choices. No matter what you choose, adding a few hanging planters to your office is an easy way to boost your space’s style and improve indoor air quality.

Best indoor hanging plants

Hearts on a string
Hearts on a string is a beautiful, easy-to-grow houseplant that gets its name from its heart-shaped leaves. These plants are native to South America and thrive in warm, humid climates. They are fast growers, and their trailing stems can reach up to 2 feet in length. These plants are relatively low maintenance and only need to be watered once a week. They do best in indirect, bright light but can also tolerate some shade. Hearts on a string plants are not toxic to pets or humans.

Spider plants
A spider plant has fountain-like foliage that it sends out from its centre and looks great with any decor. They also produce baby plants, known as plantlets, at the end of their stems which you could share with your colleagues. A spider plant is one of the best houseplants for offices because they’re easy to care for and can help purify the air.

Grape ivy
Grape ivy is a fast-growing, evergreen vine that can reach up to 50 feet in length. It has glossy, dark green leaves that are shaped like hearts and small, white flowers that bloom in the spring. One of the best things about grape ivy plants is their versatility when it comes to styling. They can be grown in hanging baskets, over shelves, or even cascading down from a high ceiling. They’re also very easy to care for, requiring only occasional watering and bright, indirect light.

Fishbone cactus
The fishbone cactus is a beautiful succulent that gets its name from its unique, fishbone-shaped leaves. It’s native to Mexico and can grow up to 6 feet tall. This cactus does best in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sun, but too much sunlight will cause the leaves to turn red. When watering, be sure to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Devil’s ivy
Devil’s ivy is a fast-growing evergreen vine that can reach up to 20 feet in length. It has dark green, heart-shaped leaves that are 3 to 6 inches wide. Devil’s ivy prefers shady conditions and is often used as a trailing plant in hanging baskets or on trellises. Find a few plant pots to make your devil’s ivy pop, and make the most out of your new trailing houseplants.

Mistletoe cactus
The mistletoe cactus is a type of epiphytic cactus that is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It gets its common name from its tendency to grow on other plants, often mistletoe trees. Mistletoe cactus has long, slender, green stems that are covered in tiny white flowers. The stems can grow up to 3 feet long, and the plant can spread up to 6 feet wide.

Mistletoe cactus is a low-maintenance hanging plant that thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers to be kept on the drier side. When watering, allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Mistletoe cactus is also relatively tolerant of lower light levels, making it a good option for offices or other indoor spaces.

String of beads
The string of beads plant is native to Africa and Madagascar, and they belong to the succulent family. These plants are perfect for indoor spaces because they don’t require much water or sunlight to thrive. String of beads have long, trailing stems that are covered in small, round leaves. The leaves are usually green, but some varieties can have variegated leaves. They’re relatively low-maintenance, but they do need to be pruned occasionally to prevent them from getting too leggy.

Silver inch plant
If you’re looking for hanging houseplants that are both chic and easy to care for, a silver inch plant is the one for you. This succulent has distinctive fleshy leaves that are covered in a silvery-grey hue. It’s a small plant, so it’s perfect for desktops or other small spaces.

To style a silver inch plant in your office, start by placing it in a well-lit spot. If you can, position it near a window, so it gets plenty of natural light. Then, choose a pot that compliments the plant’s silvery leaves. A white or metallic pot would be a good choice. Finally, add some rocks or pebbles to the potting mix to help with drainage.

Go the extra mile with Vantage Spaces

Indoor hanging plants are an excellent choice for when you’re short on office space but desire the benefits of biophilia. Between improving air quality and enhancing creativity, hanging office plants can make a big change to your team.  Get in touch with us today to find out more.