Eye Catching Indoor Climbing Plants
Climbing plants in the garden are very difficult to control. With their ability to climb up and over other plants, they may smother garden vegetation or become invasive. Choose indoor climbing plants instead, growing them as houseplants so you can exercise more control over their spreading, vining growth habits. There are several climbing plants that can grow indoors. And here are several of them. Creeping fig is a self-climbing vine, known botanically as Ficus pumila. It has green, heart-shaped leaves and barnacle-like rootlets that firmly cling to any surface. Creeping fig readily covers walls in bright light; however, the rootlets take off paint once you remove the vine. Then, commonly known as the wax plant, hoya is a tropical, climbing plant with thick leaves and fragrant, waxy flowers. Hoya grows well indoors on a wire trellis and if given bright light.
Climbing varieties of philodendron, such as P. Scandens, have heart-shaped leaves and aerial roots along their stems that attach to available surfaces. Philodendron does well when trained onto a moss pole or trellis. Or you can go with pothos climbing plants. Pothos, an easy-to-grow vine does well when trained to grow up any upright support. It has heart-shaped green leaves with silver or yellow markings. This vigorous vine grows in just about any lighting situation, including low light.