Vining houseplants are popular for their cascade of trailing stems that tumble from shelves, hang from baskets, or climb up support structures. The gracefully dangling foliage and tendrils of indoor vine plants inject height, versatility, and organic texture into both home and office environments. They wiggle their way into the hearts of plant lovers with their visually intriguing forms and easy-going care needs. Here are 10 types of vining indoor plants along with helpful growing tips for each.
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Arguably the quintessential vining houseplant, English ivy features glossy, deep green lobed leaves on trailing stems that reach 4-5 feet long.
Well-suited to shade, English ivy requires minimal watering and tolerates dry indoor air.
Display trailing stems in hanging baskets or train up latticework, bookshelves, and other vertical backdrops.
A classic tropical vine plant with hundreds of cultivars to choose from, Philodendrons come in vining and non-vining varieties.
Heart-leaf philodendron and velvet-leaf philodendron are two common trailing types ideal for indoor hanging baskets and shelves.
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina)
Named for its quick-spreading habit, the wandering Jew plant is a popular trailing houseplant thanks to its striped purple and silver coloring.
The long, fleshy stems reach up to 3 feet. Display in hanging pots or train onto trellises and use pruning to shape as desired. These fast-growing plants thrive in bright indirect light.
Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum)
Also called goosefoot vine, Arrowhead vine is loved for its vibrant variegated leaves shaped just like an arrowhead. Varieties like ‘Pixie’ stay compact under 6 feet while others can vine 10 feet or more!
Grape Ivy (Cissus rhombifolia)
Resembling miniature oak leaves connected along wispy red stems, grape ivy is aptly named for its grape-like appearance. It remains under 3 feet indoors, suitable for small hanging pots and desktop trailing.
String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
Adding a dash of the unexpected, string of hearts trails slender stems covered in unique heart-shaped leaves tinged purple underneath with silver marbling on top. This eye-catching succulent vine reaches 3 feet long.
Over 200 varieties of Hoya vines exist, but Hoya carnosa is most common indoors. Called Hindu rope or porcelain flower, the twisted stems sport clusters of fragrant, star-shaped blooms.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
A classic pass-along plant, spider plant is loved for its grassy foliage and baby spiderettes sourcing from the mature plant.
Ideal for beginners, spider plants tolerate a wide range of light, humidity, and temperatures. Let the long foliage cascade from elevated containers like wall pockets, hanging pots, and tall plant stands.
Pothos or Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
No list of vining houseplants is complete without pothos! Often called devil’s ivy for its nearly unkillable nature, pothos features lush, heart-shaped leaves splashed variegated cream and yellow on green.
Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)
We’re bookending this list with another hardy Philodendron. The heartleaf philodendron is one of the most popular indoor tropical plants for its ease of care, lush foliage, and versatile vines that reach 4-5 feet inside. Known to thrive even in low light corners, provide ample warmth and average humidity for your philodendron to flourish.
Add Green Color in Your House With Vining Houseplants
Looking to add a breath of fresh air and revitalization into your indoor living spaces? Consider incorporating one or more of these vining houseplants! Their gracefully trailing stems inject unique textures, dimensions, and organic appeal wherever displayed.