Indoor Vining Plants: Enhance Your Space | Sol Soils

Indoor Vining Plants: Unique Ways to Decorate and Refresh Your Living Areas


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Have you ever thought about brightening up your home or office with some greenery? Indoor vining plants are the perfect choice. They're not only just pretty to look at; they actually have some unique benefits you may not be aware of - like purifying your air. Plus, these plants are flexible in how you can display them, making them great for decorating any space, big or small. 

In this blog, we’ll go over some popular vining plant options, different ways to style these plants, and some tips and tricks for keeping them in tip-top shape. Whether you've been planting for years or are just getting started, house plants that vine are easy to love because they bring so much to the table—beauty, freshness, and a bit of nature inside your four walls.

Popular Types of Indoor Vining Plants

Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

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  • If you are searching for an easy vining plant to get your feet wet, Pothos is an excellent choice! Also known as Devil’s Ivy, Pothos is known for its thick heart-shaped green leaves. Some of the leaves are variegated with green, white or yellow swirls. This particular plant can add a nice pop of color to any wall or corner of your home.
  • Pothos plants are known for their impressive growth so make sure to pick out a space with some room to grow! When found in the wild, these vines have been known to grow up to 65ft long. But don’t worry – they generally vine six to ten feet long indoors.


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  • Another popular choice for indoor plants that vine are philodendrons. This plant makes the top of many different lists due to its adaptability, lush green foliage, and easy going nature. 
  • Philodendrons come in climbing and non-climbing varieties – so be careful when selecting the perfect one for your space. Some favorite vining Philodendrons include: Philodendron hederaceum, Philodendron ‘Brasil’, and Philodendron micans.

String of Hearts (Ceropegia Woodii)

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  • This dainty vine is known for its slender, heart-shaped leaves that are patterned with shades of silver, green and pink. The cascading habit of the vines looks stunning in hanging baskets. 
  • The beautiful trailing vines can reach several feet long in length and can have a wiry texture. So – even though this plant looks delicate and dainty, she’s pretty tough!
  • You can expect to see tubular pink/purple flowers blooming in late summer or early fall.

Grape Ivy (Cissus Rhombifolia)

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  • Grape Ivy is not as well-known, but it is a great option for an indoor vining plant. It belongs to the Vitaceae family, which as you probably guessed, is the same family as grapes. 
  • The leaves of Grape Ivy are typically green with a hint of bronze and have a leathery texture with a serrated edge. Sound familiar? That’s right, these lush leaves even resemble the grapevine!
  • The plant forms tendrils that allow it to climb and adhere to surfaces. This capability makes it a great choice for vertical gardening.

Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora spp.)

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  • The Passion Flower Vine is a stunning houseplant known for its unique and exotic flowers. This vine has delicate tendrils and lush green leaves, making it perfect for hanging baskets or climbing supports.
  • The vines can grow several feet long and create a thick, leafy curtain. Despite its delicate look, the Passion Flower Vine is tough and can thrive well indoors.
  • Its flowers bloom in late summer or early fall, showcasing vibrant colors like purple, blue, or white. These blooms have a unique structure that draws attention and admiration.

String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)

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  • The String of Pearls is a plant that will stand out from the other typical houseplants with vines on our list. You might be wondering why….it is a succulent that features small, bead-like leaves that dangle from the trailing stems. 
  • A notable feature about the String of Pearls is its ability to store water in its spherical leaves. This means it will require less frequent waterings than many leafy indoor plants.

Care and Maintenance for Indoor Vining Plants

Lighting Needs

  • Most house plants with vines flourish in bright, indirect light. A north or east-facing window is ideal, especially where the sunlight is filtered through curtains or blinds. 
  • You can also place the plant a few feet away from a south or west-facing window to get the same effect. Don’t overthink it!  As long as you keep the plants out of the harsh direct sun that can scorch their leaves, you’ll be good to go.

Soil Requirements

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  • The ideal soil mix for vining plants should provide good drainage, adequate nutrients and proper aeration. 
  • For succulent vining plants like the String of Pearls, finding a cactus/succulent mix is your best bet. These specific mixes have optimal drainage that these succulents require.

Watering Schedules

  • The general rule is to let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again. Overwatering is a common mistake; it's usually safer to underwater (i.e.- water less often). 
  • The watering needs may change with the seasons. During the spring and summer (growing season), most plants require more water. However, during the fall and winter (dormant season, generally), plants may need less.

Humidity and Temperature

  • While most vining indoor plants prefer a humid environment, they can adapt to the average household humidity. However, boosting humidity with a humidifier or regular misting can encourage lusher growth.
  • If you place your plants in groups together, this can help create a microenvironment with higher humidity from transpiration (water movement through plants).


  • During the growing season you’ll want to feed your vining plants with a balanced fertilizer about once a month. 
  • You can reduce feeding in the fall and winter when plant growth naturally slows.


  • Regular pruning not only maintains the desired shape but also promotes healthier and thicker growth. 
  • We suggest removing dead, damaged or diseased-looking foliage as soon as you notice it. 
  • You can regularly trim long vines to maintain your desired plant length.

Styling with Indoor Vining Plants

Hanging Arrangements

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Hanging planters are a great way to showcase the natural beauty of trailing vines. This elevates the plant and allows the leaves to cascade gracefully downwards.

Wall and Ceiling Installations

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Wall trellises, hooks, or even removable Command cord clips can transform a plain wall into a vibrant green space. Train vines to climb for a vertical garden effect.

Shelf and Surface Decorating

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Place your vining plants on higher shelves. This allows their foliage to drape over the edges for a dramatic display.

Unconventional Ideas

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Consider integrating vining plants into unconventional areas like bathrooms or kitchens, where their trailing vines can add a touch of whimsy and life.

Common Issues and Solutions for Vining Indoor Plants

Overwatering and Underwatering

  • Watch for drooping leaves or dry, crispy tips. These signs can indicate watering issues. Adjust your routine according to the plant's response.

Pest Problems

Growth Issues

  • Stunted growth or pale leaves often suggest poor nutrition, inadequate light, or the plant may be root-bound and need a slightly larger pot with refreshed potting mix. Adjusting feeding schedules or plant placement can often resolve these issues.


In wrapping up, it's clear that indoor vining plants offer a remarkable blend of aesthetics and practicality, perfect for enhancing any indoor space. We've explored some great options, stylish ways to showcase them, and handy care tips to keep them thriving. Whether you're a seasoned plant lover or new to the world of indoor gardening, these versatile plants are an easy choice. They not only beautify your environment but also bring a refreshing slice of nature into your daily life.

So why not start incorporating some of these lovely vining plants into your home or office? Embrace the beauty and benefits they bring and watch as you Grow Happy Plants!