Shop Our Collection of Vining Plants to Easily Fill Your Home with Green
Vining plants indoors are the perfect choice if you don’t have floor space for plants. Vining house plants can cascade down gracefully, or you can train them to climb trellises and posts or even let them grow along the walls and ceilings of your home. If you want your home to feel a little more like a jungle, the long vines of this collection should do the trick.
Most vining plants are native to tropical areas, which means their best suited as house plants in the US, thanks to our predominantly cold winters that cover most of the country. While there are some exceptions, like English Ivy, there’s no denying that vining plants look lovely growing indoors. They’re great in bright bathrooms, bedrooms, seating areas, and kitchens.
The Variegated Marble Queen Pothos Vine has beautiful green and yellow leaves and can grow long vines that will likely reach around the room if you keep the plant healthy. The Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Mini Monstera is a vining Monstera that will trail upward, perfect for filling up vertical space in a corner.
Vining Plants Care Overview
Our indoor vining plants collection is full of plants that are easy to care for. They range from needing full sun outdoors to bright light indoors, so there’s sure to be something that will suit your needs.
When vining plants are grown indoors, you can allow them to grow down towards the floor. You’ll probably want to trim them once they touch the ground to keep them looking healthy and maintained. However, you can use small trellises or poles in their containers and allow them to climb upward.
If you live in a climate that allows them to grow outdoors, they can climb trellises or other plants or form a ground cover. Ivies like English Ivy can become invasive if you don’t keep them maintained. As they climb or spread, they can choke out other plants. Keep this in mind as you plan out your landscape.
Pothos and Philodendron
Golden Pothos is one of the most popular vining plants. You will see pots of this lovely vine in public offices, homes, and shopping centers because it’s a low-maintenance plant that is not picky about the environment in which it lives. The plant is also called Devil’s Ivy because it’s almost impossible to kill. Golden Pothos has heart-shaped leaves that can be shiny green or variegated with yellow or white markings.
Philodendron comes in vining and non-vining varieties and either one will add a tropical flair to your indoor space. The vining variety has heart-shaped, waxy leaves that are deep green. Philodendrons and Pothos are often mistaken for one another because of their similar leaves shapes and size. The Red-Leafed Philodendron is a climbing vine that easy to distinguish from Pothos, it has red stems and leaves.
How to Plant Vining Plants
Plant your new vining plant in a pot 1-2 inches bigger than the root ball since ivy likes to be slightly root bound. Monstera plants prefer more room to grow, so choose a bigger pot.
Fill the pot with pothos potting soil until the root ball is lined up with the pot’s rim. Fill the space around the root ball with soil and generously water the plant. If you want to add fertilizer, now is a great time.
If you’re planting your plant outdoors, the process is similar. Instead of using a new pot, dig a hole about the size of the root ball. Outdoor plants will benefit from a thick layer of mulch to keep the soil moist and prevent it from getting too hot.
Mature Heights and Zoning
The sizes will vary greatly for each plant. Most ivies will only grow to be about 1 foot tall, but their vines can grow to be 10 or more feet long if you allow them to keep going. English ivy can be grown indoors and outdoors in zones 4-11, and Pothos plants can be grown indoors and outdoors in zones 9-11.
Monstera plants range from 4-6 feet tall and up to 4 feet wide. They can grow outdoors in zones 9-11 or indoors.
How to Water Vining Plants
Vining plants should be watered when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. This will usually be about once per week, but the frequency will be determined by several factors like how much moisture the soil retains and the temperature of your home. Be sure the pots have drainage holes to let out excess water because it’s possible to overwater the plants.
Our vining plants are native to tropical areas, so they prefer humidity. If your home is dry, the plants will benefit from a humidifier or misting the leaves with a spray bottle.
How to Fertilize Vining Plants
Vining plants will benefit from receiving fertilizer every year to boost their root growth and shiny leaves. You can use a slow-release fertilizer once a year or our Liquid Fertilizer for Indoor Plants every time you water your plants.
How to Prune Vining Plants
Pruning is only necessary for maintenance. You can trim excessively long vines or trim them to promote bushy growth if the plants look leggy. You don’t have to prune them if you don’t want to, making vining plants an excellent low-maintenance option.
How To Use Vining Plants
Vining plants like Golden Pothos, Philodendron, Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Mini Monstera, and English Ivy are indoor houseplants and need the shelter, warmth, humidity, and light that only an indoor environment can give them. They can be grown in pots on a sheltered porch as long as the temperature does not dip below 55F.
Any space is a great space to place a pot with a vining plant growing in it. On the floor, on a bookshelf, desk, table, or wall shelf. Place a hanging basket in front of a window and let the vine act as a living curtain that will provide some privacy while still allowing the sun to shine into the room.
A hanging basket suspended in the corner of a room is often the place of honor for a vining plant. The vine is allowed to grow all around the room and is gently held to the wall via small hooks.
A pot placed on the floor may need to have a wooden dowel placed in the soil to help hold the vine upright.