35 Best Low Light Indoor Hanging Plants (+ Holders) for Your Apartment

Where I live, when it’s not summer, it’s snowing.

Snow, snow, snow!

And while I love the crisp blue skies and bright glittery snow from my window, I miss greenery!

The green vines, green leaves and cute little green plants that thrive in the summer.

If you live in an apartment, anything you can bring from the outdoors inside is a major plus.

Hanging plants not only cheer you up on a stressful day, but they are also low maintenance and only need low light too!

Plus, I’m sure you’re seeing these indoor hanging plants on Tik Tok, Pinterest and Youtube everywhere because I sure am!

Seriously – I’m obsessed with this boho, chic, naturalistic and macrame vibe plants bring to an apartment.

Sign me up!

So, if you’re here for some low light hanging plants then check out these bad boys!

What are Good Low Light Hanging Plants?

So, what are good low light indoor hanging plants for your small apartment?

You want ones with small leaves (so they don’t collect a lot of dust for you) and ones that don’t need much maintenance for sure.

Before I go into boho-chic ceiling and wall hangers, let’s go through the easy hanging plants for indoors that only need minimal light to thrive!

1. Philodendron

Philodendron is a great low light hanging plant that is easy to take care of and will thrive in an apartment. A cute one that looks good in any window is the Heartleaf Philodendron.

Philodendron is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family and is native to the tropical Americas. It’s most usually known as the Heartleaf Philodendron because of its elongated, heart-shaped leaves, which I think are sooo CUTE!

They thrive in indirect sunlight and prefer warm temperatures between 65-75 degrees F.

Other attractive Philodendron are:

  • Philodendron Brasil
  • Philodendron Hederaceum
  • Black Gold Philodendron
  • Philodendron Pink Princess

2. Asparagus Fern

Asparagus fern is easy to maintain and will look great when hanging in the corner of any room. It’s a very popular choice for low light hanging plants, because of its ability to thrive in low levels of light.

Don’t you just LOVE the long fronds of feathery-like foliage?

They bring vibe of elegance and beauty to any space and they’re totally easy to care for! Oh yea!

Asparagus ferns thrive in humid and moist environments, so they’re PERFECT for bathrooms or kitchens with good air circulation and indirect sunlight.

3. Spider Plant

The Spider plant is a hardy variety of houseplant with a beautiful foliage and unique leaf pattern, perfect for any apartment.

It has long, thin stems that are topped with clusters of small white flowers and arching leaves with a distinct pattern. This is what makes them look lie a spider!

They make the BEST perfect choice for any home or apartment because it can survive most light conditions, including low light areas.

4. Peperomia

Peperomia is an exotic variety of plant that can thrive in low light conditions and makes a great hanging plant for an apartment.

A cool looking version of this indoor plant is Watermelon Peperomia. This is one of many small indoor hanging plants you can use that are easy to maintain.

You can try the nearly natural Peperomia plant here to see if you enjoy the vibe.

5. Boston Fern

Boston fern is a type of plant often used as a hanging plant as it can tolerate lower light levels and humidity.

They can grow to a VERY large size but are extremely easy to maintain.

They LOVE indirect, bright light and need regular misting to keep their soil moist. The Boston fern leaves will remain a deep green color with good amounts of humidity.

So, this plant would do excellent near the kitchen!

6. Pothos

My mom would have these Pathos plants all over the porch and living room.

I often played with the long ivy tendrils that would hang over the hanging pot!

Pothos is an easy-to-care for houseplant that will look great when hung up in a corner of your home.

I really am in LOVE with the Golden Pothos plant because it’s one of the awesome hanging ivy plants for indoor!

7. Arrowhead Vine

The Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum) is a type of tropical evergreen perennial and it’s a VERY easy plant to take care of because of its arrow-shaped leaves.

They are easy to wipe and clean should they get dusty!

Its glossy leaves come in various shades of green, white, pink and cream variations, making them POP in any space.

The plant grows quickly but doesn’t get out of control, so it won’t overwhelm your living area (not like the Boston Fern would!).

8. English Ivy

English Ivy is one of the BEST low light hanging plants for an apartment. They NEED only MINIMAL maintenance, so it is perfect for for your busy lifestyle.

This set-it and forget houseplant is the low-key of all indoor hanging plants!

9. Pilea Glauca Silver Sparkle

The Pilea Glauca Silver Sparkle is a sight to see, right?

Cute small leaves that are rounded and trail down it’s long stems.

And the silver-toned foliage?

*Chefs Kiss!

They can certainly brighten up any dark corner in an apartment.

This pet-friendly plant can be hung in baskets or containers and it responds well to occasional waterings. It thrives best in partial sun or indirect light and can stand some periods of darkness too.

10. Monstera Adansonii

Want to know the funny name of this plant?

This plant is also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant!

It’s because of all the holes in its leaves.

But for real, the Monstera Adansonii plant is ideal for low light hanging.

It’s a hardy and easy-to-care for plant of the Monstera family, thriving slightly moist soil.

The large glossy green leaves can reach up to 30 cm in diameter and have deep fissures running through them, giving them a unique look.

But you got to say, this low light plant does look chic and has a cool vibe to it doesn’t it?

Succulent Hanging Plants

Wow! So many low light indoor hanging plants galore!


Well, let’s switch it up and look at some awesome and cute succulent hanging plants for your bedroom, living room or bathroom!

11. String of Coins

One of the first on this list of hanging succulent plants is the String of Coins plant.

The String of Coins plant, or Senecio rowleyanus, is a member of the succulent family and is a popular choice for bo-ho chic dwellers.

It has fleshy green and white leaves in a coin-like shape and has long vining stems.

If you want a small succulent hanging plant String of Coins grows up to three feet long and is a fast-growing plant.

This plant looks best when grown in a hanging basket where its trailing stems can cascade over the sides, creating an eye-catching display.

Check out these fake hanging plants for indoor that might do better for very very low maintenance.

12. String of Hearts

Low-light hanging plants like String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) are great for apartments.


Because the leaves are small, the plant doesn’t grow fast or all crazy-like and they don’t need gobs of attention!


The plant cascades over pots and baskets for several feet as it grows.

In spring and summer, little white and pink flowers sporadically appear on its delicate heart-shaped leaves.

Their undersides are purple and green.

Because this plant thrives in bright indirect light, it’s a great choice for apartment interiors that don’t get direct sun.

13. String of Nickels

Plants like String of Nickels, or Dischidia nummularia, thrive in low light.

It’s Asian and belongs to the milkweed family.

Can you guess why they are named the nickel plant? Because of their coin-shaped leaves!

They’re easy to care for and require little maintenance – just water regularly and keep them in indirect sunlight.

One of its best features is that it grows long tendrils that hang down, making it the perfect hanging plant for an apartment. With proper care and regular trimming, this plant can reach up to three feet long.

14. Crassula Pellucida Variegata

Oh man!

I’m in LOVE! How cute is this indoor hanging plant?

The Crassula Pellucida Variegata plant, otherwise known as the “Curly Fries” or “Rainbow Bush” is quickly becoming one of the most popular low light hanging plants for apartments.

I mean, and it should be the most popular plant for indoors too!

This attractive succulent requires minimal care and maintenance, making it an ideal choice for busy individuals who want a little bit of greenery in their home.

15. String of Tears

The String of Tears plant (Senecio herreianus) almost looks like little chili peppers right?

So cute!

This is a good choice for low-maintenance, low-light apartments.

It’s known for its trailing stems, which can hang down several feet long.

The fleshy leaves are bright green and measure up to 1 inch in length.

This species of Senecio prefers bright, indirect light but will also tolerate low-light situations very well.

Watering should be done moderately throughout the summer months and then reduced during the winter to mimic seasonal changes in rainfall.

16. String of Dolphins

The String of Dolphin succulent plant the most IDEAL choice for small places as it requires minimal maintenance and care and not a lot of light either!

This unique trailing succulent has vibrant green leaves shaped like dolphin fins, and when I saw this plant, I smiled! So cute and delicate!

It’s easy to grow and LOVES warm climates, making it a good option for those who don’t have the time or energy for high-maintenance plants.

This plant prefers bright indirect sunlight and grows best when watered about once a week with the soil allowed to dry out between waterings.

17. String of Banana

Another hanging plant that looks like chili peppers!

The String of Bananas is a pretty fast grower and looks FABULOUS in hanging containers or baskets.

It can also be trained to climb up trellises or other structures if you decide to plant this outside or on hang it on your balcony.

You can test this effect on your balcony with these artificial hanging plants for indoors.

This plant is hardy and can tolerate some neglect, making it perfect for busy households!

18. Elephant Bush

I mean, how boho does this indoor plant look?


The Elephant Bush plant is a hardy plant that needs minimal maintenance and can live in low light environments.

It has thick, leathery leaves with yellow to pinkish hues, giving it an eye-catching appearance. This plant is a keeper because it has a long life span and can survive with little water and no direct sunlight – Score.

19. Hens-and-Chicks

So I also included non-viny succulent plants because you can hang these totally cute succulents.

This type of plant just needs the slightest maintenance, making it a top choice for busy homeowners who don’t have the time or the want to spend hours caring for their plants.

*raises hand*

It’s also a great choice because it thrives in low light and can thrive in temperatures between 40°F and 85°F.

As this plant grows, it spreads outward up to 12 inches and produces small star-like flowers that come in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, white and purple.

How pretty!

20. Sempervivum

This hardy little plant has a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves that come in colors ranging from deep green to shades of brown and purple.

It reminds me of a sunset! So nice!

Because of its hardiness, the Sempervivum succulent can survive in 10°F (or -12°C) temps! Low!

While it can handle direct sun, the best light is partially shaded.

When watering, be sure to wait until the soil has dried out completely before adding more water.

Sempervivum produces small star-shaped flowers that bloom throughout the summer months and attract several types of pollinators.

As a result, these plants also act as natural air purifiers by removing toxins from the air while providing oxygen back into the atmosphere. This is great if you are allergic to pet dander or dust!

21. Hoya

The Hoya plant, also known as wax flower, is one of the BEST hanging plants for indoors due because it doesn’t need a lot of sunlight.

So get your hanging pot holder and hang it in your bedroom or guest room!

No need to fuss over this minimal maintenance plant!

This hardy plant can tolerate both drought and humid conditions!

As an indoor plant, it will typically only need watering about once every two weeks.

This succulent can be grown as a vine or in a pot with other plants for a lush display.

Hoya succulents bloom clusters of star-shaped waxy white flowers that look like stars twinkling in the night sky, adding beauty and charm to any room.

The leaves are thick and glossy, making them excellent air purifiers; they absorb toxins from the air and help reduce indoor air pollution.

Hanging this plant near a window will ensure it gets enough natural light while still being able to thrive in lower light areas

22. Aloe

My mom planted Aloe and used it for my sunburns and scars as it was cooling to the skin.

As an indoor plant, it just looks awesome and it’s beneficial too!

The plat is a member of the Asphodelaceae family and originates from North Africa and South-West Asia.

The leaves are thick, fleshy, and feature sharp spines along the edges.

Aloe plants thrive on neglect, meaning they do not need frequent watering or fertilizer. So, you can jet out for the weekend and not worry about this succulent indoor plant!

Be sure to water it thoroughly but sparingly as too much water can lead to root rot.

Exposure to direct sunlight can cause discoloration and damage to your aloe succulent’s leaves so you might have to watch where the sun hits in your place so that the plant doesn’t get any direct sun.

Aloe also helps purify the air in an apartment by absorbing harmful toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and ammonia which makes it a great choice for those looking for good home air quality.


Now that we looked at all the great low maintenance and low light plants for your place, let’s look at the best hangers that look oh so chic, gives a boho or modern vibe and shows off your succulents and plants the best!

Macrame Hanging Plants

If you’re looking for an easy, stylish way to bring some green and life into your space, macrame hanging plants are a great way to go!

Not only do they look cute and take up minimal space, but they can also be surprisingly versatile.

Here are a few plants with macrame you just have to see!

23. 3 Pack Macrame Holders

OMG! This trio macrame set is TO.DIE.FOR.

These are well-made hangers that look fabulous in your apartment and come in different sizes.

I’ll share my plant pot recommendation later!

For this set hang several around the edge of a mirror or window frame – like mini pieces of art!

This will give the room an instant boost of life and colour.

Plus, you can play around with different plant varieties to create interesting shapes and colours.

The low light plants I like using are;

24. Augshy 2 Pcs Plant Hangers

This macrame hanging set reminds me of the 70’s!

Big beads, rustic thick ropes and natural fiber colors! Groovy!

Try suspending one from the ceiling in the corner of your room as a unique design feature.

You could even make it extra special by adding some fairy lights or a dreamcatcher for an added bohemian vibe.

A curly Spider plant would look bangin’ in this plant holder.

25. Boho Macrame Wall Hanging Plants

Aren’t you just in LOVE with this wall hanging plant holder?

I am!

Hanging Ivy plants indoor would be the best type of plant for this holder since it will be against the wall and getting not much light.

What’s a perk is that these are shorter hanging plant holders so you can use them in tight places like a bathroom.

26. Macrame Hanging Shelf

You can’t tell me this would make a fun drop zone for your entranceway? Riiiiiight?

This macrame shelf not only holds plants but also knick knacks or your keys, pictures and books too.

Try hanging it in front of shelves like a bookcase.

This can be an excellent way to frame items like books or vases.

This is especially good if you’re short on space but still want to show off your favourite knick-knacks.

27. Wall Hanging Macrame Shelf

Wall hanging macrame shelves are just a sight to see!

So beautiful and unique in the way it brings both form and function into your space.

Handcrafted from natural materials like macrame, cotton, or jute, these wall-hanging shelves provide an eye-catching display for flowers, succulents, candles, books, and any other decorative items you can think of.

28. 2 Pack Boho Macrame with Wood Base

Don’t these macrame plant holders look like art?

With these holders, you know they will bring a stylish and modern touch to any bedroom.

The macrame is commonly made from 100% natural cotton cords, durable and strong enough to hold up various weights of plants.

The wooden base adds a rustic yet chic element, perfect for any boho aesthetic.

Not only are these wall plant holders make a fantastic addition to your decor, but they are also very practical, allowing you to hang potted plants at any height without having to get down on the floor.

29. Thick Macrame Plant Holder

If you want that Tik Tok look in your place, then you need this must-have wall plant holder of the season: the thick macrame plant holder.

It’s the perfect way to instantly boost the style in any room with a unique look that is hip and boho chic.

This thick macrame hang-on is made out of quality cotton rope material that fits with almost any room décor.

It’s also easy on plants since it comes pre-equipped with an adjustable hook so you can determine what kind of water they need.

From small cacti to hanging ferns – this trendy plant holder has it all!

30. Set of 5 Macrame Plant Holders

Macrame plant holders are all the rage right now, and for good reason!

No one can deny that they look absolutely fab on your wall.

Plus, they’re totally ‘grammable!

What more could you ask?

Whether it’s a miniature herb garden or some larger leafy greens, macrame plant holders have got your walls covered when it comes to style and sophistication – with a cheeky edge.

All the cool kids – including Taapsee Pannu herself – seem to be snapping up these lovelies like there’s no tomorrow.

Crank your wall’s aesthetic up several notches and get yourself some macrame plant holders today!

Floating Ring Plant Holders and Others

Okay! Let’s not make this an entire book now, but I want to share my favorite floating ring plant holders and some other ones that are TO.DIE.FOR and look great with small succulents or long ferns.


Supplies for Hanging Plants

Hanging plants are the newest trend, and if you’re trying to get in on the very cool vibes, having the right supplies is a must.

I’m talking about durable straps for your pots, hooks for hanging plants, sturdy Macrame hangers, detachable hooks for walls and ceilings – you name it!

Whether you’ve got a mini herb garden going or a full wall of foliage fam (yes, I just said that), you’ll need these top notch tools to make sure your decor stays on point and lookin’ fly.

So don’t just take my word for it – check out those hanging planter supplies and get ready to join the club!

Hanging Pots for Plants

Let’s check out the best hanging pots for plants.

Hooks for Hanging Plants

Let’s look at the best ceiling hooks for hanging plants.

How to Water Indoor Hanging Plants Without Dripping

If you’ve ever had to water your indoor hanging plants, you know the potential of a flood happening!


But there can be some serious drippage when it comes to watering your hanging plants.

And I don’t know about you but, there’s always the fear of spilling and making a mess. So, here are my best tips to help you NOT drip drip drip water on your flooring!

Get Yourself a Spray Bottle

The first thing you’ll need is a spray bottle.

You can use any spray bottle as long as it’s been thoroughly cleaned.

Once you have one, fill it up with some lukewarm water (make sure it’s not too hot or too cold) and give it a few pumps until you get a nice mist.

This will help make sure that the water gets evenly distributed throughout your plant without creating any drips or spills.

Do this every day.

Make Sure You Don’t Over-Water

It’s important to remember not to over-water your plants because most plant holders don’t have drainage holes.

When watering indoor hanging plants, you want to make sure that the soil is moist but not soggy.

To check if your soil is still moist, stick your finger into the dirt about an inch or two down—if it feels dry, then your plant needs more water! But if it feels damp, then your plant has enough for now.

Take Your Plants Down

If it’s been a while since you’ve watered your indoor plants, then take them down from their holders and place them in your kitchen or bathroom tub.

You can give each plant a good watering at this time and let the plant sit there for 5-10 minutes before you place them back in their respective holders!

Ready to Get Some Low Light Plants?

I hope you found the plant for you and the hanger too!

Before you know it you’ll want to have more than just one or two in your place!

Have fun and remember to follow me on Pinterest for more cleaning, organizing and decorating tips!