The best hanging planters for giving your greenery a home

Space-saving homes for your leafy friends

Hanging planter by a window overlooking a river
(Image credit: KimistyDesigns / Etsy)

Hanging planters are a popular and chic way to add some extra green leafy plants to your home without requiring a ton of extra space. As someone with over two dozen houseplants, I love a hanging planter (and have an adorable handmade '70s-inspired one in my kitchen) because it creates enough vertical space for trailing plants — and frees up shelf space for more greens. 

With the return of retro style making its mark on home decor, macrame hanging planters are once again one of the most popular types of hanging planters. However, I’ve also seen them in chic metallic finishes, woven basket textures, and ceramics—I’ve even seen hanging disco ball planters and a basketball planter, too. 

No matter what your style may be, hanging planters are a fun way to transform a corner of your space into a sanctuary and give your best indoor plants a place to live. If you want to outfit your own house or apartment with one, shop the following picks.

Your houseplants will look so cute in these best hanging planters

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To find the best hanging planters, I scoured the internet for various styles, shapes, and designs. I looked at more traditional hanging planters—which drop down from the ceiling—as well as wall hanging planters from some of my favorite places to shop for home decor, including Urban Outfitters, Wayfair, and Etsy. Shop my top picks, ahead. 

What type of pots are best for hanging plants?

There are a variety of options out there, but for hanging planters you'll want to aim for a material that's porous, like terracotta clay, so water doesn't sit in the planter and harm your greenery. Or opt for pots with drainage holes to ensure your hanging plants stay healthy.

What plants do best in hanging planters?

Trailing plants like string of pearls and pothos are often good picks for hanging planters. They spill over the edge and create a lovely overall visual when hanging up in your space. Air plants also tend to do well in these kinds of suspended pots. 

These hanging planters are exactly what you need to spruce up your space. Don't have a green thumb? There are plenty of easy houseplants to get you started so you can enjoy both the benefits of greenery and the chic planters with zero stress.

Jessie Quinn
Freelance Writer

Jessie Quinn is a lifestyle writer with words published in The Spruce, Byrdie, Well + Good, Shape, PEOPLE, and more. Jessie has a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Journalism from Academy of Art University and leans on her background in fashion to inspire readers to hone their personal decor style as if it's their wardrobe. When she's not writing, Jessie can be found browsing the aisles of her local antique stores, creating DIY home decor projects, and taking care of her dozens of houseplants. Her eclectic decor style balances vintage, modern, and artisanal pieces that reflect her artsy style and love for handmade goods.