A Green, Green Thumb: Help the Newbie!

So I thought I’d spruce up (and help the air quality) of my apartment by buying a houseplant. So I traveled down to my local store and bought this:

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There have been a few problems with this plant (right now I’m not sure what type of plant it is):

the previous occupant of my apartment put hooks in the ceiling next to my windows (6 windows, a hook in front of each one):

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but the hooks are currently over my futon:

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and my computer desk:

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This poses a problem. Watering is a bear. With the current plant I have, when it’s watered it will drain on the futon if I were to water it where it is at (because of the design of the pot)

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I’d like to keep this plant, and get more. But to water this plant I have to take it into the bathroom and water it in the bathtub and let it drain then hang it back up.  So my question to you more experienced green thumbed people:

  1. I’m thinking of buying a new hanging planter for this plant, but I don’t want to have to go through this process of watering. I’d just like to be able to water it in my living room without worrying about spillage onto the furniture or floor.
  2. Can I re-pot this into another planter without killing it? How do I do that?
  3. I’d like to buy more hanging plants for my apartment so that all six hooks can be used. Any tips on which plants to get? My windows have a southeastern exposure.. I’m currently painting and getting new curtains, so plants that can survive with irregular direct exposure are best.

Thanks for any help!

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