How to Hang Indoor Basket Plants


Hang indoor plants to bring nature to your living area and to promote indoor air quality. Indoor plant hangers can help you extend the lives of some of your outdoor plants, too, as you can hang plants, such as Boston ferns, indoors over the winter months. The needs of your particular plant will determine the best place to hang it, but the variety of hanging baskets and hardware will provide you with a balance of practicality and decoration.

Step 1

Choose a plant that grows well in the conditions of your desired plant-hanging location, or review the growing requirements of your existing plant to determine the best location to hang it. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln notes that you should consider sunlight, temperature and humidity requirements of the plant when choosing an appropriate indoor location. For example, ferns may thrive in kitchens and bathrooms because of their need for higher humidity.

Step 2

Purchase hardware to hang the plant in the location of your choosing. A hanging bracket will allow you to suspend a plant from the wall, whereas a plant hanging hooks will hold plants from the ceiling.

Step 3

Use a stud finder along the wall or ceiling, depending on your chosen hardware, to find a sturdy place to mount your hook or bracket, and mark the spot with a pencil. Consider the size of your plant when choosing a ceiling spot near a window, so that it has adequate room to hang away from trim and curtain rods.

Step 4

Install plant hanging hardware according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 5

Hang your hanging basket from the new hook, or place your potted plant into a macramé hanger to suspend from the hook. Attach an extension chain to the loop or metal ring at the top of your plant hanger if you want to extend the length of your plant hanger.

Things You'll Need

  • Plant hook or hanging bracket
  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Hanging planter or macramé hanger
  • Extension chain (optional)


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Great Indoor Plants

Who Can Help

  • Indoor Plants for Hanging Around
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Krissi Maarx is a freelance writer who has written web content since 2006. She is an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services, with studies focusing on holistic healing, mental health care and medicinal botany. As a pet groomer, too, Maarx writes many dog-related articles for print and the web.