17 Vining Plants You Can Grow Indoors

Looking for the perfect vine to grow indoors? Check out this list of our favorite vining plants that grow indoors!

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Houseplants have always been a popular part of home décor. With endless varieties, there is a houseplant for any style and skill level. You don’t have to be a plant expert to own houseplants, as many popular indoor plants are easy to care for. There are many indoor plants to choose from, and they range in many shapes, sizes, and colors, including spectacular vines. 

Vining plants are very popular for their waterfall of foliage, especially when planted indoors. Depending on the plant, they may also have beautiful blooms. Although vining plants are very beautiful, they need room to grow properly. They need tall bookshelves to cascade down, hanging baskets in corners, or trellises to climb up. 

On top of finding the right space, you need to provide them with proper care to get the maximum growth out of your vine. The great thing about vines is that they can adapt pretty easily. Let’s take a look at 17 different vining indoor plants you can add to your collection!

Philodendron Micans

Several Philodendron Micans are attached to the side of the windows, arranged in pots. The leaves are heart-shaped, velvety, and vary in color from dark green to a rich bronze hue. Some leaves have silver markings, adding to their beauty.
This variety from the Philodendron family features velvety, heart-shaped leaves in various shades of dark green.
botanical-name botanical name Philodendron micans
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 12-24 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Loamy, Moist but Well-Draining

A beautiful variety from the Philodendron family with striking leaves that are velvety to the touch. The leaves a heart-shaped with varying hues of dark green. This variety produces flowers in the wild, but flowering is extremely rare when grown indoors. This variety is considered a fast grower and will soon climb up poles or cascade around pots.

Like most indoor vines, the stems can become leggy as the plant grows. Regular pruning will encourage more branching. This will create a fuller plant while still growing in length.  Pruning should be done during the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing. 

This particular variety of Philodendron may be difficult to find due to its rise in popularity. The plant is toxic to animals and humans. If you plant to grow, place it in a location that pets and small children can’t access. 

String of Pearls 

The String of Pearls is cascading out of large brown pots, creating a waterfall of greenery. The leaves are spherical and resemble small pearls. Each leaf is a vibrant green color, and the stems are thin and delicate, giving the plant a dainty appearance.
For this plant to thrive, it needs six to eight hours of sunlight daily.
botanical-name botanical name Senecio rowleyanus
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 12-24 inches
soil-needs soil needs Sandy, Well-draining

The String of Pearls is a gorgeous succulent that has become very popular recently due to its aesthetic appeal and easy care. String of Pearls is not considered a climbing vine but more of a cascading vine. The stems have small round leaves along the entirety of the stem. 

This plant prefers at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. The ideal sunlight situation is direct soft morning light that transitions to indirect to partial shade in the afternoon. The plant is drought tolerant, so it can take longer periods without water. If you notice the round leaves beginning to go flat, this is a good indication that the plant needs water. 

String of Pearls isn’t a heavy feeder and often doesn’t need fertilizer at all. If the plant is given too much fertilizer, it can kill it. Fertilizing (if done) should be done during the growing season. Once every four weeks during the spring and summer should be enough to keep your String of Pearls thriving. 

Hoya Kerrii 

A close-up of Hoya Kerrii's leaves which are covered in water droplets that sparkle in the light. The leaves are heart-shaped, thick, and waxy. The color of the leaves is a lush green, with a prominent midrib running down the center.
Fertilize the plant no more than twice a year and apply fertilizer when new growth is seen.
botanical-name botanical name Hoya kerrii
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Direct
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 12 inches+
soil-needs soil needs Well-draining 

Hoya kerrii is a unique indoor vining variety with thick heart-shaped leaves that give it the common names of sweetheart vine, hoya hearts, or lucky heart plant. This easy-to-grow succulent prefers lots of sunlight every day. West or south-facing windows are ideal. You may have to supplement sunlight with grow lights if your home doesn’t have enough natural light. 

Don’t over-fertilize, as this can lead to many issues, including plant death. The plant should be fertilized twice a year at most. Fertilizer should be applied when new growth is visible. You may not have to fertilize at all if you use good-quality soil. 

This particular variety is popular around Valentine’s Day and is often sold as a single leaf. Beware, as a single leaf of Hoya kerrii will not produce a full, mature plant! Mature plants will produce blooms under ideal conditions. The small cluster of star-shaped blooms is a great sign of a happy and healthy hoya. 

Inch Plant ‘Bianca’ 

A close-up of a potted Inch Plant 'Bianca'. The leaves are oval and have a creamy white color, with green margins and veins. The branches are thin and delicate, with a maroon hue, and they spread out from the center of the plant.
Although it naturally grows in a trailing habit, it can be pruned to maintain a more mound-like shape.
botanical-name botanical name Callisia Repens ‘Bianca’ 
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright
water-needs water needs Low
height height 12-36 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Sandy, Well-draining 

Also commonly named Pink Bubbles, this indoor vine has small leaves that come in pink, green, and cream. It is a variegated variety, so the leaves can have multiple colors. A single stem of ‘Bianca’ can display all three colors. This variety has a naturally trailing habit but can be trimmed to keep a more mound form. 

This Callsia Repens variety is a succulent, so like most, it prefers drier, well-draining soils. The soil should be allowed to dry completely between waterings. Place it in a well-lit area with bright but indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn. More times than not, the plant will grow out of any sunscald damage once moved to a less sunny location. 

Inch plant is great for smaller areas that can’t support a large vining plant. The plant can be pruned to create a more round, mounded shape. You can take the pruned stems and propagate them into the original pot to make the plant full. 

Pearl and Jade Pothos 

A close-up of potted Pearl and Jade Pothos in which some of them are basking in the sunlight. The leaves are heart-shaped, glossy, and green with silver markings that make them stand out. The stems are long and thin, and they trail gracefully from the pot, creating a natural cascade of greenery.
To make your Pearl and Jade pothos look fuller and thicker, you can propagate stem cuttings into the pot.
botanical-name botanical name Epipremnun aureum ‘Pearl and Jade’ 
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect 
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 6-10 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Well-draining 

Pearls and Jade Pothos is an eye-catching indoor vine that produces striking variegated leaves in hues of green and cream. This variety doesn’t tolerate low light like other varieties of pothos due to its variegated leaves. North and east-facing windows are ideal but place them a few feet away from the south and west-facing windows to avoid the hottest direct sun. 

Pearl and Jade Pothos are slow-growing but easy to take care of. They require very little maintenance, so they are great if you don’t have much time to dedicate to care. Depending on the growth, you will only have to repot your pothos every year or so. If you notice roots growing from the drainage holes, it’s time to upgrade the pot. 

If you want your Pearl and Jade pothos to be fuller and thicker, you can propagate stem cuttings into the pot. Pothos can be propagated by placing a cutting into water and allowing roots to grow. Once 2 to 3-inch roots have emerged, you can place the cuttings into the original pot. 

String of Hearts 

A charming Potted String of Hearts spills out of a decorative white pot that is perched on a white table. The leaves of this trailing plant are shaped like little hearts, and they have a soft green color. Its delicate branches grow long and slender, creating a graceful effect.
String of Hearts plants only needs to be repotted every two years despite their fast-growing nature.
botanical-name botanical name Ceropegia woodii
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect 
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 24 inches+
soil-needs soil needs Fertile, Well-draining

This trailing succulent is a beloved houseplant for its unique, heart-shaped, grey-green leaves with a marble pattern. This succulent is long-lived and fast-growing, so a young plant will quickly cascade down containers. 

Like most succulents, String of Hearts likes well-draining soil. Choose a good quality cacti or succulent soil. These types of soils typically have additives such as pumice or perlite to increase drainage. Choose a container with proper drainage holes to allow excess water to drain from the container. 

Although String of Hearts is fast-growing, they will not have to be repotted often. In ideal conditions, you can expect to repot your String of Hearts every couple of years. When repotting the plant, be careful, as the vines are very delicate and prone to damage. 

Silver Monstera 

A close-up of a Silver Monstera leaf, which is an impressive sight to behold. The leaves are large and have a stunning, silvery sheen that glistens in the light. The veins of the leaf are prominent and add a beautiful texture to the surface. The white background makes the leaf stand out even more.
Unlike other Monsteras, Silver Monstera doesn’t have the signature splits in the center until it matures.
botanical-name botanical name Monstera siltepecana
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect
water-needs water needs Medium
height height 24 inches+
soil-needs soil needs Fertile, Well-draining 

Monsteras are widely popular for their large leaves that create holes or splits in the center. This monstera variety is unique because, as a juvenile plant, it doesn’t have those signature splits. The young plant has full, lance-shaped leaves with silver and green hues throughout. 

For the plant to reach full maturity, you must provide something for it to climb. A moss pole or trellis is ideal to help support the large leaves and tall growth. The great thing about this variety is that it requires typical temperatures and humidity. 

Unlike other Monsteras, siltepecana enjoys temperatures above 55 F and an average humidity of 50%. If you want the plant to hit maturity, you should provide higher temperatures and humidity. 

Arrowhead Plant 

Several Arrowhead Plants feature leaves that are shaped like an arrowhead, with a delicate point at the tip. They have a deep green color with intricate patterns that add to their beauty.
This indoor vine is native to tropical regions, making it an excellent option for indoor gardens and sunrooms.
botanical-name botanical name Syngonium Podophyllum
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect 
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 36-72 inches
soil-needs soil needs Moist, Well-draining

Arrowhead vine is an easy-to-care-for indoor plant that is similar to a philodendron. The vine tends to grow quickly and will soon cascade down shelves or crawl up moss poles. The plant changes as it matures. The leaves begin as simple arrow shapes and mature to form deep lobes. 

Arrowhead plants can range in color from hues of green, white, lime green, and pink, depending on their age. Arrowhead plant is native to tropical regions, making it a perfect sunroom or indoor garden addition. But the plant will thrive in many household conditions when provided enough heat, light, and humidity

If you want to see the plant thrive, once it’s mature, allow it to climb. Feeding your arrowhead plant monthly during the growing season can also be beneficial. Stop fertilizing in the winter, as the plant naturally slows its growth. Over-fertilizing can damage or kill the plant. 

String of Nickels 

A close-up of String of Nickles cascading from a hanging pot. The leaves of this plant are round and shiny, with a gorgeous green hue. The branches of the plant grow long and thin, creating a lovely cascading effect.
This vining indoor succulent can perform well in low-light settings.
botanical-name botanical name Dischidia nummularia
sun-requirements sun requirements Indirect 
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 12-18 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Well-draining 

String of Nickels is a tropical succulent that is easy to care for and fast-growing. This plant is an epiphyte similar to orchids and air plants. In their native habitat, the plant will grow on other plants to obtain nutrients and moisture. 

The plant has oblong, bright green leaves spaced every inch or so down the fine. String of Nickels can be difficult to find but makes an excellent houseplant, especially in low-light situations. The plant should still receive some light, preferably morning sunlight, to produce new and healthy growth

Plant your String of Nickels in light, well-draining soil. Their roots need good airflow to survive. A potting soil designed for orchids is a great option. Do not use regular potting soil when planting String of Nickels. Regular potting soil is too dense, and the roots can suffocate. 

String of Turtles 

String of Turtles plant boasts tiny round leaves resembling turtle shells. They grow from thin, delicate branches that hang down gracefully. These branches are covered in small, green leaves that provide a lovely contrast to the distinctive turtle-patterned leaves.
String of Turtles has small, shell-shaped leaves with multicolored patterns all over them.
botanical-name botanical name Peperomia prostrata
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect 
water-needs water needs Medium
height height 12-18 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Moist, Well-draining

This slow-growing tropical succulent is great for small spaces, as it takes 3 to 5 years for the plant to hit full maturity. This vining indoor plant produces tiny, shell-like leaves with multicolored patterns across their faces. As the plant ages, the leaves will change, becoming more muted in color.

This particular succulent will need a little more effort than others but can pay off in the end. String of Turtles is very susceptible to overwatering, so maintaining soil moisture is important. The plant prefers moist, fertile soil, similar to its native habitat in Brazilian rainforests

Ensure the container has proper drainage holes to allow excess water to drain. Allow the top few inches of soil to dry before watering again. Fertilizing your String of Turtles can help the plant maintain color and leaf pattern through the growing season. Feed your String of Turtles on a biweekly schedule during the growing season. 

Rex Begonia Vine 

Several potted Rex Begonia Vine plants have large, elongated leaves with prominent veins. These leaves are a gorgeous shade of green. Their pointed edges and asymmetrical shape give them a unique, eye-catching appearance that stands out in any garden.
To ensure the plant’s hydration, water it when the soil feels dry.
botanical-name botanical name Cissus Discolor
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect
water-needs water needs Medium
height height 6-8 ft 
soil-needs soil needs Moist, Well-draining

This indoor vining plant produces large, showy heart-shaped leaves with a unique white pattern atop green to pink foliage. The plant can get rather large, but achieving maximum lengths will take many years. The leaves on Rex Begonia Vine can range from 3 to 6 inches. 

When the leaves first appear, they can appear completely red or even purple. As the plant matures, it will turn green, and the stems will turn tan. Temperatures should remain 70 to 80 F during the summer, and they can drop a bit in the winter. Winter temperatures can be between 65-70 F. 

The plant must be watered when soils are dry to the touch. This can range from 8 to 14 days, depending on the size of your container. When watering, allow water to flow through the drainage hole. This is a good indication that the plant is getting water throughout the pot. 

Waxy Ivy 

The Waxy Ivy plant features thick, sturdy stems that twist and turn elegantly. Its leaves are shiny, waxy, dark green, and yellow in color. Other green plants surround it, providing a lush backdrop that accentuates its natural beauty.
Regularly prune your Waxy Ivy to control its size and prevent leggy stems.
botanical-name botanical name Senecio macroglossus
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 3-6 ft 
soil-needs soil needs Moist, Well-draining

This beautiful ivy has green and cream variegation throughout its sharp triangular leaves that hang from purple stems. The plant looks great trailing down bookshelves or in hanging baskets. The plant will produce a daisy-like flower in the summer months. Provide plenty of sunlight, around 3-4 hours of bright light per day. 

Exposing your Waxy Ivy to direct sunlight can induce purple coloring to set. Choose a good potting soil with 50 to 70% grit material. Waxy Ivy is sensitive to overwatering and can develop root rot quickly. Plant into a well-draining container with at least one drainage hole. Water the soil when the soil is completely dry. 

Prune your Waxy Ivy when stems become leggy or when you aren’t happy with their length. You can control the size of Waxy Ivy with regular pruning. Use your cut stems to propagate back into the container to create a fuller look. 

Creeping Fig ‘Snowflake’

The Creeping Fig 'Snowflake' plant has delicate leaves that are intricately patterned with white and green. They grow densely on long, winding branches that curl and twist in every direction. In the blurred background, a sea of lush green leaves adds depth and dimension to the image.
This plant is a perfect choice for small spaces and terrariums.
botanical-name botanical name Ficus pumila ‘Snowflake’
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, Indirect 
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 10 ft+ 
soil-needs soil needs Moist, Well-draining 

This pretty creeping indoor vine has soft white-edged leaves with bright green centers. This variety is less finicky than others making it a good choice for novice growers. This plant is considered slow-growing, making it a great choice in smaller spaces and terrariums

Temperatures should be kept between 65 to 85 F for thriving Creeping Fig ‘Snowflake.’ If temperatures drop below 55 F, the plant will suffer damage, even possibly death. The vine prefers above-average humidity levels. Keeping the plant in an already humid room, such as a kitchen or bathroom, or purchasing a humidifier for the area the plant is kept in is necessary. 

The plant can handle aggressive pruning, which is beneficial in keeping the plant short. Creeping figs can get rather long, and pruning will help keep the plant from overtaking an area. Keep this out of the reach of small children and pets, as the plant can cause skin irritation. 

Donkey Tail 

Close up of plump, succulent leaves that cascade down from thin stems in a graceful, waterfall-like fashion. These leaves are a pale blue-green color and have a velvety texture that begs to be touched. The stems are thin and flexible, allowing them to be trained to grow in any direction. The plant grows from a red hanging pot near a window.
The plant can survive for extended periods without water due to its drought-tolerant nature.
botanical-name botanical name Sedum morganianum
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 12-36 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Sandy, Well-draining

Donkey Tail is a unique succulent that won’t climb but will cascade down and around the container. Rows of fleshy, tear-drop-shaped leaves hang from the stems. The blue-green coloring is eye-catching, along with the unique stems. 

Since this is a succulent, Donkey Tail needs plenty of sunlight throughout the day. Choose a sunny window sill that provides several hours of sunlight per day. Watch for signs of sunburn and move immediately upon noticing the burn spots. 

This is a drought-tolerant succulent and can go for periods without water. Water when soils have completely dried. If soils aren’t allowed to dry, the plant can develop root and stem rot, leading to damage or death. 

Betel Leaf Plant 

The Betel Leaf Plant boasts large, heart-shaped leaves that are a deep, rich green color. These leaves have a glossy sheen that catches the light beautifully, and they grow in a dense cluster around the base of the plant. The branches are thick and sturdy, with a woody texture that adds to their natural charm.
To propagate a Betel Leaf plant, it’s recommended to use stem cutting.
botanical-name botanical name Piper betel
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright, indirect
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 12-36 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Sandy, Well-draining

Betel leaf plant can be grown indoors and is a great choice if you are looking for large and lush foliage. The plant belongs to the pepper family, and the waxy green, heart-shaped leaves are often used for culinary purposes. When the leaves are crushed, they release a cool peppery scent

The plant is sensitive to harsh sunlight and should be kept in a location that receives bright but indirect sunlight. Soils should remain moist but never soggy. Soggy soils can lead to the development of fungal diseases. If fungal diseases are caught early, there is a high chance the plant will survive. 

The best way to propagate the Betel Leaf plant is through stem cutting. Choose a healthy 5-inch stem to make the cutting and place it into a water container, replacing it with fresh water daily. Once roots develop and reach at least an inch long, transplant them into a new container. 

String of Watermelons

Close up of trailing succulent with long, slender light green stems and round, thick, light green leaves that are shaped like teardrops. The plant grows in a small, square container with dark soil.
String of Watermelons is similar to String of Pearls but with a slightly more unique look.
botanical-name botanical name Curio herreanus
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
water-needs water needs Medium
height height 1-2 feet
soil-needs soil needs Sandy, Well-draining

Formerly called Senecio herranus, String of Watermelons also goes by many other names. String of Tears, String of Raindrops, and String of Beads are other common names for this trailing succulent plant. The String of Watermelons is similar to the above-mentioned String of Pearls. However, the leaves have more of a teardrop shape to them and sometimes have purple stripes.

In the wild, they grow as a ground cover, but they have grown in popularity as houseplants in pots or hanging containers. They look lovely trailing down a hanging container, bookshelf, or cabinet.

As a succulent, String of Watermelons do best in sandy, well-draining soil. They also prefer receiving full sunlight for at least 6-8 hours daily. Their long, slender stems can reach heights of 1-2 feet in ideal growing conditions. Deep purple stripes will appear on the leaves when exposed to bright light.

String of Dolphins

Close up of a hanging gray round plant container hanging from macrame rope. The plant has long, slender stems with thick leaves that resemble leaping dolphins. A few long stems emerge from the plant with fluffy white flowers.
If you are looking for a unique indoor vining plant, String of Dolphins is sure to be a topic of discussion.
botanical-name botanical name Senecio peregrinus
sun-requirements sun requirements Full to Partial Sun
water-needs water needs Low 
height height 4-6 inches 
soil-needs soil needs Sandy, Well-draining

Take a close look at the leaves of Senecio peregrinus, and you will see why it is commonly called String of Dolphins, Dolphin Plant, and Flying Dolphins. They look like tiny green dolphins leaping out of the water. These minuscule succulent dolphin leaves flow down long, slender stems.

This unique vining succulent is a favorite of indoor gardeners. They are low-maintenance, needing only a weekly watering and some full to partial sunlight. The soil should be well-draining and never get soggy.

A lovely attribute of String of Dolphins is that it can flower in the spring and early summer. White or yellow, delicate fluffy flowers can emerge from long, thin stems during this time. However, this one-of-a-kind plant is typically grown for its foliage rather than its flowers.

Final Thoughts 

Indoor vining plants are a beautiful way to add color in life into your home. Many vining houseplants don’t need to climb to thrive. Provide them with the right size pot and proper growing conditions, and they will pour over the edge of pots and down shelves or tables. With many different varieties, a mixture of colors, sizes, and shapes awaits everyone.

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