If you are looking for an easy-to-grow houseplant that will add some jungle vibes or quickly cover up a bare wall or corner, then you should consider planting a vine. There are many different types of vines that grow well indoors, and in this blog post we will discuss some of the best ones.
Indoor vines are perfect to help create the jungle feel indoors & up your home’s green factor. If you can get them to bloom, they can add some color and fra.
Vining houseplants come in various leaf shapes and colors. With a number of different colors and shapes, you can add another dimension to the greenery inside your home. You can also let them trail or climb, vining plants can be styled in different ways.
Styling inspiration for the vine plant
Indoor plants grow well in planters and can be styled in a number of ways to get the right aesthetic. Here are a few ways we recommend styling them.
One of the most popular ways to display the striking green foliage is as indoor trailing plants. You can let them cascade down from the side of a shelf or let them hang on the ceiling from a macramé hanger or a hanging basket.
If you want to add more structure and height to your plants, the other option would be to let them climb. You can give the indoor climbing plants a stake, a bamboo pole, a moss pole (read more about moss vs wood) or a more artistic and stylish pole like a staked Treleaf trellis.
You could also let them wander off and climb the walls. To guide the indoor climbing plant on the wall, hooks, tapes or a stylish wall-mounted trellises from Treleaf.
Letting the plants climb on a support helps the plant mature, and giving the aerial roots a place to attach also helps keep the plants healthy.
Indoor vine plant care
Most of the vines listed below can be categorized as low maintenance plants. When it comes to caring for indoor vines, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
First, most of these plants like the top soil layer to dry out, so make sure to water them regularly. You can check the soil moisture by sticking your finger or a chop stick or soil moisture meter into the soil a few inches. If the top 2 inches of soil are dry, then it is time to water your plant. Overwatering is one of the easiest way to kill your plants, so please refrain from watering if soil is not dry enough.
In addition, most vines like bright light but not direct sunlight. So make sure to place your vine in a spot where it will get plenty of indirect light. Some of the plants, like Pothos, can tolerate low light, so the they can be placed in partial shade, in a corner. But note, the plants will be much healthier and grow faster when given enough indirect light.
And lastly, most vines like high humidity, so you can mist your plant with water a few times a week or place it in a humid area. During the dry winter months, adding a humidifier to your plant area also helps in keeping plants happy.
Another important trick to keep the plants looking healthy, is to prune leggy vines and propagate them to create more plants. Also feeding the plants regularly with an appropriate fertilizer during the growing season can help young plants mature quickly.
Best indoor tropical plants with long vines
We are listing some of our favorite indoor vine plants that would be perfect for any indoor space. Trailing or climbing, which one is your style?
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Ivy also called as devil's ivy leaves have a very unique shape to them. They also can be found in different shades of green. Leaf colors range from the deepest green to variegated white and yellow, all adding a touch of class to your space.
The English ivy can be displayed in a hanging basket or adding a trellis like the Palmella turn it into a statement piece.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Potho plants are hugely popular in the houseplant community for it’s easy and undemanding care.
They are very versatile plants. Pothos can be grown in a number of light conditions. They can also tolerate a number of moisture and humidity conditions. They can be grown in soil or in water. This high range of tolerance to moisture and light make them the perfect plant for a beginner gardener.
Pothos also are available in a number of leaf colors and patterns. There are a number of cultivars of pothos available in the market. Some of the popular varieties are marble queen, neon or N’Joy.
Pothos can be styled a number of different ways. You can let them trail from hanging baskets, or display them as a climbing vine using a trellis support or let them climb all over you walls using our wall-mounted trellises.
Check out our earlier blogpost here to get more inspiration on how to style a pothos plant.
Heart-leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)
Heart-leaf philodendron is an equally attractive, easy to grow houseplant. The heart shaped leaves are the main feature of this plant family.
Heart-leaf philodendrons also can be found in various shades of green and with variegation. You can find dark green and neon varieties and also with variegation like in the case of Brasil.
Here is some video inspiration on how to use the wall mounted trellises to get these indoor vines to create a green wall.
Also known as the swiss cheese plant, Monstera adansonii has longer, tapering leaves, as well as having completely enclosed leaf holes. They can be found in two different varieties - a narrow-form and a wide form.These have the most striking foliage with the peculiar leaf shape.
Rhapidaphora Tetrasperma or Mini Monstera
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is a tropical plant that grows extremely well indoors. The green leafy plant has split leaves that make it look like a Monstera deliciosa. Sometimes it is referred to as a mini-monstera plant.
Satin Pothos (Scindapsus Pictus)
Satin Pothos is a relative of golden pothos. The main feature is the silvery green, velvety leaves with a satin sheen - hence the name Satin Pothos.
Cebu Blue or Baltic Blue
Cebu Blue or Baltic Blue is a type of philodendron that is a climbing vine. It makes quite a striking houseplant because of the bluish hues in the leaf.
Syngoniums or Arrow Head plants, are a type of trailing vine that can vary in colors from green to pink. When given the chance to climb, leaves will triple in size and grow multiple ears.
Hoyas are trailing vines, known for their colorful blooms and waxy leaves. They look great hanging in a window or paired with the Trellove trellis from Treleaf.
Whether you’re letting your trailing plant cascade off a shelf or styling your wall with some mini wall mounts, trailing plants are the perfect way to get those jungle vibes, indoors. And with these classic, easy houseplant we’ve listed, you’ll have a living wall in no time.