Indoor climbing plants are very beautiful as they give colors to the wall and look different than most plants, they will forever remain special because they can turn a boring room or office into the most beautiful and exciting room ever.

Colorful Vines of Indoor Climbing Plants for Home

These plants do not just beautify, they also help to purify your air, so you need to grow them. Read this article to see some of the most beautiful climbing plants that you can grow indoors.

List of Indoor Climbing Plants

Here’s a list of climbing plants that you can grow indoors with no trouble:

1. Heartleaf Philodendron

Philodendrons are very popular and beautiful indoor plants known to climb, especially the heartleaf one. They are in the family Araceae and naturally grow in the Caribbean and some Central American countries. These evergreen climbers, the philodendron Hederaceum, can grow and reach heights of 10 to 20 feet if left undisturbed. They may grow and cover a corner of your house if you do not prune them regularly.

The heart-shaped leaves of Philodendrons are glossy, grow up to 12 inches long, and first emerge as bronze before they turn green, and cover the long stem of the plant. Occasionally, a mature philodendron produces spathes of white flowers. 

Growing Heartleaf Philodendron Plants

What you must know is that this plant is very beautiful indoors as you can either grow it with a stake so that it climbs or a hanging basket so that it falls gracefully, some people also use a cage for this plant so that they would grow around it and look more vibrant.

To grow these beautiful climbers, ensure that the humidity of the room is 60 to 80 percent. While the plants love bright light to produce their beautiful green leaves, do not burn them by taking them too close to the window. You should fertilize them once or twice monthly and keep them in a place with a minimum temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. English Ivy

This is another popular climbing plant suitable to grow indoors, which is sometimes called the Hederra Helix. These plants which are also called common ivies are in the family Araliaceae and naturally grow in most of western Asia and Europe, especially in forest edges, coastal areas, woodlands, hedgerows, salt marsh edges, and other similar places. The evergreen climbing plants can grow up to 66 to 98 feet in height.

Their leaves are alternate, grow from two to four inches long on a 0.6 to 0.8 inch petiole, and occur in two forms.

English Ivy Plants in Home

The young leaves are palmately five-lobed and found on the climbing or creeping stems while the mature ones are unlobed and heart-shaped and found on the fertile flowering stems of the plants, usually exposed to the sun. Your indoor plants may not quickly flower like their outdoor siblings.

These ivy plants bloom in late summer, producing 1.2 to 2.0 inches umbels or the diameter with very rich and greenish-yellow nectar.

The nectar usually attracts bees, but so long as you are growing the plant indoors, bees will not enter your home. Grow this plant in a room with 50 up till 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, they prefer places that are shady and moist soil with around 6.5 pH. 

3. Arrowhead Plant

Here is another popular climbing houseplant, which can also be known as Syngonium Podophyllum. Some common names of arrowheads include arrowhead vine, goosefoot, arrowhead philodendron, American evergreen, nephthytis, and African evergreen.

They are naturally growing in South America from Mexico through Bolivia and have been introduced into Texas, The West Indies, Hawaii, and Florida.

Giant Green Leaves of Arrowhead Plant

These climbing plants can grow up to 4.9 feet tall with their arrow-shaped leaves. The leaves grow up to 12 inches long and are variegated, having a mixture of different shades of green. The leaves have no definite design as some are more abstract than others. This plant is a climber or trailer, so it grows well no matter the place where you are growing it.

Arrowhead plants grow best at 65 till a maximum of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and may not survive the cold of winter, so ensure that they are indoors when the winter comes. You can grow them under glass if you live in very cold places. The room’s humidity levels should be around 60 percent and the substrate of the plant should be consistently moist.

4. Inch plant 

These are beautiful crawling or climbing plants with other names such as silver inch plant and wandering dude, as it was formerly wandering Jew, but changed due to controversy, nonetheless, their scientific name is Tradescantia Zebrina. 

The plant is a perennial, slightly succulent, low-lying, herbaceous plant that mostly forms mats or colonies. The flowers grow in groups and are supported by two narrow, large foliage-like ciliate bracts.

Colorful Leaves of Inch plants

The plants are attractive plants with zebra-patterned leaves, showing new purple growth on the upper leaves and older green growth below, both parallel to the plant’s central axis.

The outer edges of the leaves have two broad silver-colored stripes while the lower leaf surface has a deep magenta uniform. This beautiful plant is mostly used as a groundcover but is also suitable as a houseplant. 

It is fairly easy to grow and propagate the plant. On the other hand, you must note that you may get skin irritation from repeatedly touching or handling the plant and its watery sap, so do not touch it unless you have to. Also, this plant is an invasive species, so do not abandon it when you plant it in the garden.

5. Wax Ivy 

Another beautiful ivy plant from the family Asteraceae, naturally growing in the southern parts of Africa, from Mozambique and Zimbabwe to the eastern parts of South Africa, is the wax ivy, or the senecio Macroglossus. 

The plant would easily grow up to 10 feet tall or more and is a climbing evergreen plant. Its leaves are waxy and triangular, growing three inches long. It flowers in summer and the flowers are daisy-like, yellow, and single. 

Indoor Flowers of Wax Ivy Plants

The wax plant is a very popular houseplant, especially in temperate regions. Its Latin name “macroglossus” means “large tongue” and refers to the shape of leaves. Wax leaves are shiny, thick, and green. They also have variegation in some varieties. The flowers have both disc and ray florets which are yellow. The ray florets are long and have spaces between them. 

This cool-loving plant loves to grow at 41 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you live in cold places, this is the plant for you. It can grow well in average humidity, just make sure that the humidity levels do not go below 40 percent. Remember to prune off leaves that are growing out of control so that the plant can stay beautiful.

6. Maidenhair Vine

Maidenhair plant is a plant that is in a group of 50 species of shrubs that are in 21 separate families, in addition, it can also be found in the name Muehlenbeckia Complexa. Plants in this group are known to be divaricate and have a reduced number of leaves and interlaced branches.

The maidenhair plant is a vascular plant that is naturally growing in New Zealand and belongs to the Polygonaceae family. It produces a thick mass dense with interlaced branches.

Growing Maidenhair Vine Plants in House

Its stems are slim and they twine or creep over their substrate which can be rocks or other plants. If it does not find support, it will use its leaves and stems as support and climb itself. It produces leaves that are sparse and grow on slender petioles. The blade of the leaves ranges from about 0.1-0.7 inch long and 0.1-0.5 inch wide.

The plant produces small, dioecious flowers that are sweet-scented growing on 0.8-inch long spikes that grow from the tips of branchlets and leaf axils. To care for your maidenhairs, feed them monthly using balanced fertilizer and water just once or twice weekly. Remember to prune regularly so that they do not overgrow.

7. Swiss Cheese Plant

Here is a beautiful monstera plant, the monsterra Deliciosa that is sometimes referred to as split-leaf philodendron. It is naturally growing in tropical forests in the southern parts of Mexico down to Panama. This is a mildly invasive species in the Society Islands and Ascension Island, Hawaii, and Seychelles. The beautiful plant blooms in summer and makes a beautiful houseplant in temperate zones.

These plants are hemiepiphytes, so they do not start their lifecycle as epiphytes. They will grow up to 66 feet tall the only condition being, it must be left undisturbed. They produce glossy, large, pinnate, leathery, heart-shaped leaves that grow 10 to 35.5 inches long and 10 to 29.5 inches wide. Young plants, however, have leaves that are smaller and have no holes or lobes.

Leaves of Swiss Cheese Plant in Summer

The inflorescence of the cheese plants has a cream-white spathe of uniform, velvety look, that covers the flower like a hood and a yellowish spadix that grows 3.9 to almost 5.9 inches tall and 1.2 wide.

To grow this plant, you must that the top half of its substrate (in the pot) is dry before you give it water. Keep the cheese plants in shaded locations and feed them with all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants.

8. Monstera Peru

Here is a rare Monstera plant that you may not have seen or heard of before, it is the Monstera Karstenianum. This small monstera type has leaves that are very beautiful to look at.

It does not produce the normally lobed and heart-shaped leaves that are associated with other monsteras. Instead, it produces small, somewhat leathery, rounded leaves that are ridged and puckered and similar to the leaves of some peperomia species.

Monstera Peru Plants in Pot

This rare monstera is a fast-growing plant and while it does produce flowers, it is very unlikely for indoor plants to flower because of their growth requirements that you may not fully meet indoors. When growing these plants, keep them safe from scales and mealybugs. The plants grow best in indirect light and you can water them twice or three times weekly.

9. String of Nickels 

Here’s a weird-looking succulent plant with tiny, lens-shaped leaves for you the Dischidia Nummularia, or which does look a sting with lots of nickels.

This beautiful epiphyte plant is naturally growing in India, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Australia and is often growing on tree trunks. The beautiful nickel plant forms dense masses on the trees and other surfaces that it is growing on.

Hanging String of Nickels Plants in House

The nickel plant produces leaves that are dull greenish-yellow, opposite, often thick, round, and succulent, growing 0.2 to 0.3 inch in width. Its young leaves usually form with a powdery bloom. The flowers are yellowish-white and grow about 0.03 inch in length, forming in umbels with one to five flowers.

To grow this beautiful plant, make use of an orchid potting mix. Also, grow it in humid and well-ventilated environments. Remember that the plants can easily outgrow their moss poles or hanging baskets, so ensure to prune them once or twice in their growing season so that they can stay in shape and size.

10. Betel

The beautiful betel plant or Piper Betle is a very popular vining plant in the pepper and kava family, Piperaceae, naturally growing in countries in the southeastern parts of Asia.

The betel plant is a dioecious, perennial evergreen with white catkins and heart-shaped, glossy leaves.

Growing Betel Plants in a Pot

In Asia, people usually chew the leaves and the nuts of this plant as the leaves have an addicting and sweet flavor. 

Betel plants are very easy to grow. Just grow them in shade or a place where they will not get too exposed to the afternoon summer sun (shift them a bit far from the window). As climbing plants, they need support that they can climb on. Grow them in consistently moist loam soil.

11. Kangaroo Vine

The beautiful kangaroo plant is a plant in the family of Vitaceae, naturally growing in Australia. This plant is a climbing plant that forms dense mats. It is often used as a groundcover plant or cover for walls as it is reliable and tough.

If left undisturbed, the Cissus Antarctica, vine plant can grow more than 10 feet tall. The green leaves of kangaroo plants are glossy and attractive and are copper-colored when young before transforming.

Green Leaf of Kangaroo Vine Plants

The stems of the plant climb with the help of their twining tendrils. Its young stems have rusty or grey two-branched hairs while its fruits are fleshy. 

Grow your kangaroo plants as indoor vines in places with light shade or artificial light such as those in offices. Note that as cool plants, they will not grow well in places above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

12. Adanson’s Monstera

This beautiful monstera plant which is in the family Araceae is naturally growing across Central America and South America. The plant has heart-shaped leaves which have a somewhat waxy and thick texture. The leaves of the monstera Adansonii contain large oval-shaped perforations.

Adansons Monstera Plants in House

This monstera plant grows three to five feet tall when grown indoors and more than 13 feet tall when growing in the wild. It often grows at lower elevations near river valleys.

When growing this plant, ensure that the potting mix is well-draining and has peat moss and perlite. The plant needs above-average humidity, so you can install a humidifier if your room is not that humid.

13. Climbing Fig

These figs are plants in the mulberry family that are naturally growing in East Asia though they have been naturalized in other sides of the world, especially south-central and the southeastern United States. The name “pumila” means “dwarf” and refers to the little leaves of the fig plant in addition, they are known as the Ficus Pumilia.

This climbing plant is a woody evergreen that grows up to 30 to 39 feet tall if left undisturbed. Its leaves are asymmetrical, oval, cordate, and have opposite veins.

Growing Climbing Fig in a Wall

It produces aerial roots that secrete a clear latex that becomes tough as it dries. This latex allows the stems to stick to their support.

Take the plant indoors (farther from open windows) in winter and provide extra humidity. You must make sure that the plant would receive six to eight hours of filtered light. Water this plant once or twice weekly.

14. Black-Eyed Susan Vine

Black eyed Susan plants are very beautiful perennial, herbaceous, climbing plants in the family Acanthaceae that are naturally growing in East Africa. These plants would grow up to 16 feet high so long as the temperature and other factors are just right.

Susan plants produce arrow or heart-shaped leaves with wavy edges. Both surfaces of the leaves are hairy. Also, the orange-yellow flowers which have five petals are hairy.

White Flower of Black Eyed Susan Vine Plants

The plants flower throughout the growing season, so you get to see their beautiful flowers for a very long time. They also produce 0.6 to 0.7 inch long fruits with four seeds inside. 

Grow the plant in full direct sunlight. Overall, you must make sure  that it receives at least six hours of sunlight every day. If you want to propagate your Susans, you can easily make use of their cutting.

15. Porcelain Flower

The beautiful porcelain plant is a plant in the dogbane family, Apocynacea naturally growing in Australia and Eastern Asia, they are even known as Hoya Carnosa.

It produces attractive waxy leaves and very sweet-smelling flowers. The succulent stems are pale gray, smooth, and have tendrils to twine and climb.

Vine of Porcelain Flower

The leaves are ovate or elliptical, growing one to two inches wide and one to five inches long and tall.

Grow your porcelain plants at 68 up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. When keeping this plant, you must remember to prune their overgrown branches twice annually so that they can stay in size and shape.

16. Golden Pothos

Golden pothos which goes with other names like ivy arum, Ceylon creeper, money plant, hunter’s robe, Solomon Islands ivy, silver vine, and marble queen is a plant from the family Araceae. This beautiful plant is naturally growing in French Polynesia’s Society Islands.

The evergreen climbing indoor plant can grow up to 66 feet tall if left undisturbed and well-fed.

Rain Drops on Golden Pothos Plants

The leaves grow up to 8 inches tall. It is a very popular indoor plant because it has so many beautiful cultivars and varieties that you’d simply want in your home.

You can easily propagate the plant by yourself, all you need is its cutting. Grow your pothos in indirect light as their leaves can get greener or sunburnt when the light is too much, in addition, you must note that they are toxic to pets, so keeping them away from your plants would be ideal in order to avoid any type of severe issues from taking place.

17. Satin Pothos 

These beautiful pothos plants are in the arum family, Araceae and are naturally growing in Asian countries such as the Philippines India, Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Bangladesh, Thailand, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Sumatra. The evergreen climbing plants can grow up to 10 feet tall in open fields, producing matte green leaves that are covered in blotches of silver.

The name “pictus” means “painted” and refers to the beautiful leaf variegations. The plant usually produces insignificant flowers that you can barely see during cultivation.

Leaves of Satin Pothos Plants

A cultivar of this pothos, the Argyraeus has won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

A suitable potting mix for this plant is a mixture of equal parts of perlite, potting soil, and peat moss. Grow the plant at 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit and increase the humidity of the room with a humidifier if need be to around 60 percent humidity. Prune the plant in early spring to retain its beautiful shape.

18. Rex Begonia Vine 

This is a very beautiful herbaceous vine that is found in Southeast Asia, especially in China, Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Vietnam at elevations of 1968-6561 feet. The plants have a twining growth form and are helped by their tendrils. They produce leaves with alternate arrangements growing along their dark green stems.

Red Vine of Rex Begonia Plants

The angled and dark red stems have a serrated leaf margin and white markings. As for the leaves, their underside is dark red while they are colorful with red, pink, purple, and other colors on their uppersides. Grow your rex plants in a consistently moist but well-drained soil or potting mix. Never leave the plants outside in winter as they are not winter-hardy.

19. The string of Pearls 

Here is another beautiful strong plant. This plant which was previously called “Senecio rowleyanus” is a beautiful perennial, creeping, succulent vine in the daisy family, Asteraceae, and naturally growing in the western parts of southern Africa.

In the wild, its stems do not climb but trail on the floor and root wherever they touch the floor, forming dense mats. However, they do climb when there’s support.

Growing the String of Pearls in a Hanging Pot

Without pruning, the trailing or climbing stems can grow up to two to three feet tall. This beautiful pearl plant produces flowers with sweet and spicy cinnamon-like scents.

Its leaves have the shape and size of small peas, growing 1.2 inch in diameter. There is often a little tip at the distal point of every leaf and a very thin dark green band of tissue on the leaf side called “window.”

To grow this plant, make use of sandy soil; however, you can also use a succulent mix. Just ensure that the soil is airy or loose.

20. Strings of Hearts

This beautiful plant is a plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, and is naturally growing in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Eswatini. It is an evergreen trailing succulent plant that goes by other names like the chain of hearts, the string of hearts, sweetheart vine, the collar of hearts, rosary vine, and hearts on a string.

Heart Shaped Leaves of Strings of Hearts

The beautiful plant grows 3.9 inches in height and has a spread of about six up to 13 feet. This succulent produces 0.3 or one inch long and wide heart-shaped leaves and makes a beautiful houseplant that you can grow with growth support for it to climb or a hanging basket so it can fall.

Grow the plant in loose soil, and ensure that it gets indirect sunlight. Like other succulents, wait until the substrate is dry before you water your heartstrings.


As you read through the article, you now know that there are so many indoor climbing plants that you can grow. These climbing vine plants are super beautiful and will add to your room’s beauty by growing elegantly. 

Some top picks for you are String of Nickels, Common Ivy, Golden Pothos, and Susan plants because they are beautiful and very easy to grow. Now, the main question remains, which of the beautiful indoor vine plants would you like to grow and see it thrive indoors?

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