From the ivy to the waxflower: We present the most beautiful climbing plants for the room and give tips on care.
The Efeutute is one of the most beautiful climbing plants for the room. It can be decoratively guided upwards on moss or coconut sticks
Indoor plants bring nature into the house and create a feel-good atmosphere. Climbing plants are particularly decorative: They beautify some corners in hanging pots and they can even be used as room dividers. On cupboards and shelves, they loosen up as hanging plants. You also like to take away the massive impression of furniture. And if you let the climbing shoots of the plants wander over the wallpaper, you will bring jungle flair into your room. Evergreen species are popular, but flowering climbing plants are also real eye-catchers.
The 7 most beautiful climbing plants for the room
- Room ivy ‘Chicago’
- Pea plant
- Monstera (window leaf)
- Climbing philodendron
- Shame flower
- Waxflower (porcelain flower)
The easy-care Efeutute (Epipremnum pinnatum) is well known. It originally comes from Southeast Asia and Australia. The leaves of the climbing plant for the room are leathery, heart-shaped, and have different shades of green. Depending on the variety and location, they also have spots or stripes in white, cream, or yellow. The Efeutute likes to be in light to partial shade without drafts and direct sunlight. It should be watered regularly but is also forgiving for short periods of dryness. It is also advisable to regularly provide the climbing plant with foliage fertilizer between March and August. Under optimal conditions, the ivy gets shoots up to ten meters long. This makes it particularly good in hanging lights and on room dividers.
From the forests of Europe to our house: the common ivy (Hedera helix), especially the room ivy ‘Chicago’, is a very robust climbing plant. The heart-like leaves are a fresh green and up to five inches long and wide. Ivy likes to be in light, shady places and also likes cooler locations. At home, the ivy can grow up to three meters. Thanks to its adhesive roots, it is easy for the climbing plant to grow along with climbing aids such as wall trellises. The room ivy should be poured evenly but sparingly and supplied with a liquid fertilizer every two to three weeks. He doesn’t like waterlogging.
The pea plant (Senecio rowleyanus) is native to southwest Africa. As the name suggests, their leaves are similar to peas. They hang like a string on the narrow, up to a meter long shoots, which looks quite funny. As a hanging succulent plant, the pea plant looks particularly good in hanging baskets. The pot should be rather wide, as the roots of the evergreen plant grow flat and close to the ground. The optimal location is warm and full sun. But blazing midday sun should be avoided. The climbing plant only needs to be watered a little and only seldom fertilized after a year.
Monstera (window leaf)
With its shapely leaves, the Monstera (Monstera deliciosa) is a very popular climbing plant for the room. Its leaves appear light green at first but then turn dark green. The characteristic breakthroughs also only develop over time. The window leaf comes from the forests of South and Central America, grows upright, and can reach a height of three meters. Without support, it grows expansively. The climbing plant needs regular, but rather little water. It is important to avoid waterlogging. From April to August it should also be fertilized every two weeks with half the dosage.
The climbing philodendron (Philodendron scandens), also known as the climbing tree friend, also comes from the forests of Central and South America. It has green, heart-shaped leaves and its shoots can be up to five meters long. The tropical climbing plant likes light to partially shaded locations – but not direct sun. From spring to autumn, it should be kept moderately moist and fertilized every one to two weeks.
The shame flower (Aeschynanthus) impresses in summer with its tubular, bright red flower clusters. But there are also varieties with orange-red or yellow flowers. It develops branched shoots up to 60 centimeters long. The leaves, which sit in pairs, are pointed-egg-shaped and usually covered by a thick layer of wax. The hanging plant, which comes from the rainforests of Asia and Oceania, is a bit more demanding: It likes warm and bright locations with high humidity, but no direct sun. The climbing plant does not like waterlogging at all, but at the same time it must not dry out. She also does not like water that is too cold. Therefore, make sure that the water is at room temperature and does not come directly from the cold tap. For the pubic flower to develop its pretty flowers, it should stand cooler for a month in winter and not be watered.
Waxflower (porcelain flower)
The wax flower (Hoya carnosa) is native to China, Japan, East India, and Australia. From spring to autumn it produces white to pink flowers that smell sweet. Its succulent, pointed, egg-shaped leaves are up to eight centimeters long. The flexible shoots, in turn, can be several meters long. While the climbing plant prefers a warm, bright location in summer (not in the blazing sun), it prefers cool in winter. The climbing houseplant should be watered regularly, but the soil must dry off between each watering.
Tips for caring for climbing plants in the room
Those who avoid the most common mistakes when caring for houseplants will enjoy their climbing plants for a long time. It is therefore important to consider your individual requirements, for example concerning the location, water requirements, substrate, and fertilizer application. When it comes to growth, most climbing houseplants are easy to care for: shoots that are too long, for example, those of ivy or ivy, can simply be cut back. That promotes branching. Pruning is not necessary for pubic flowers and pea plants.
The right climbing aid for climbing plants
If climbing plants shouldn’t just hang down from the pot, a climbing aid is recommended. If, for example, Efeutute or Monstera is to grow upwards, a moss or coconut stick will help. With the help of cords, the long shoots can also be attached to nails in the wall. A wall trellis is suitable for a wall greening with ivy to avoid any residues of the adherent roots. The wax flower, on the other hand, can be easily drawn on a classic flower grid. Whether flat support or an obelisk is ultimately chosen is up to personal taste.