Vine House Plants (10 Climbing House Plants For Indoors)


Some vines tolerate shade, while others thrive in full sun all day.  There are even some sun-loving vines with dazzling flowers to add beauty to your home.

So, what are some vine houseplants?  Vine house plants include: Arrowhead Plant, Blue Sky Vine, Creeping Fig, English Ivy, Lipstick Plant, Mandevilla, Philodendron, Pothos, Rex Begonia, and Wax Plant.  Some of these vines have attractive foliage or flowers and can climb very high!

Of course, these vines will need some type of support to continue climbing as the get taller.

In this article, we’ll talk about 10 vine house plants.  We’ll also take a look at what they need for light, water, and other important growth factors.

Let’s get started.

10 Vine House Plants

There are plenty of flowering vines that can thrive in sun, but here are 10 to start with:

  • Arrowhead Plant
  • Blue Sky Vine
  • Creeping Fig
  • English Ivy
  • Lipstick Plant
  • Mandevilla
  • Philodendron
  • Pothos
  • Rex Begonia
  • Wax Plant

Let’s begin with Arrowhead Plant.

Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum) is an epiphytic perennial evergreen plant that can be kept as a houseplant.  It produces green or white flowers, possibly year round.  It is native to Latin America.

Arrowhead Plant
Arrowhead Plant is an epiphytic vine that is good as a houseplant.
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Arrowhead Plant needs moderate moisture levels and tolerates humidity.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Arrowhead Plant likes partial or full shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.6 to 7.5).

Arrowhead Plant cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or –1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches, with a width of 18 to 24 inches.

You can propagate Arrowhead Plant by layering, division, or stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Arrowhead Plant from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Arrowhead Plant from Tennessee Wholesale Nursery.

Blue Sky Vine

Blue Sky Vine (Thunbergia grandiflora) is a perennial vine that can be kept as a houseplant or in a classroom.  It produces small (2 to 3 inch) greenish white, blue, or lavender flowers in summer or early fall.

Blue Sky Vine
Blue Sky Vine is a vine with white, blue, or lavender flowers that makes a great houseplant.

Blue Sky Vine needs moderate moisture levels, and it tolerates humidity.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Blue Sky Vine prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Blue Sky Vine cannot tolerate much cold.  It is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or –1 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 20 feet or more.

You can propagate Blue Sky Vine by division or stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Blue Sky Vine from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Blue Sky Vine from Aloha Tropicals.

Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila) is a perennial vine that can be kept as a houseplant or in a classroom.  It produces tiny (less than 1 inch) flowers that may turn into fruit.

Creeping Fig
Creeping Fig is a vine that produces tiny flowers and works well as a houseplant.

Creeping Fig needs moderate moisture levels, and it tolerates both drought and humidity.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Creeping Fig prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial or full shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Creeping Fig cannot tolerate much cold.  It is hardy to Zone 9a (as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet.

You can propagate Creeping Fig by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Creeping Fig from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Creeping Fig from PlantVine.

English Ivy

English Ivy (Hedera helix) is a perennial vining shrub that can be kept as a houseplant or in a classroom.  It produces tiny (less than 1 inch) greenish white flowers in late summer, fall, or winter.

English Ivy
English Ivy is a vine that likes to climb up walls or anything else it can find in your home!

English Ivy needs moderate or wet moisture levels, but resists drought.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

English Ivy tolerates partial or full shade, but it can survive in full sun.  It can tolerate moderately acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 5.6 to 7.8).

English Ivy can tolerate severe cold.  It is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or –34 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 36 feet.

You can propagate English Ivy by layering, stem cuttings, tip cuttings, or by seeds.

You can learn more about English Ivy from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find English Ivy from Calloway’s Nursery.

Lipstick Plant

Lipstick Plant (Aeschyanthus radicans) is an evergreen perennial vine that can be kept as a houseplant.  It produces showy small (1 to 2 inch) red flowers in summer or fall.

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Lipstick Plant is a vine with showy red and purple flowers that makes a good houseplant.
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Lipstick Plant prefers moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and damage the plant.

Lipstick Plant prefers partial shade.  It can tolerate a range of acidic to alkaline soil (pH of 6.0 to 8.0).

Lipstick Plant cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10b (as cold as 35 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 8 to 12 inches, with a width of 12 to 36 inches.

You can propagate Lipstick Plant by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Lipstick Plant from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Lipstick Plant from Garden Goods Direct.

Mandevilla

Mandevilla (Mandevilla) is a perennial vine that can be kept as a houseplant or in a classroom.  It produces showy pink flowers in late spring, summer, or early fall.

Mandevilla
Mandevilla is a vine that produces showy pink flowers and makes a good houseplant.

Mandevilla needs moderate moisture levels, and it tolerates humidity.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Mandevilla prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.6 to 7.8).

Mandevilla cannot tolerate much cold.  It is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 8 to 20 feet, with a width of 2 to 3 feet.

You can propagate Mandevilla by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Mandevilla from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Mandevilla from Spring Hill Nurseries.

Philodendron

Philodendron is an evergreen herb that can be kept as a houseplant.  The leaves are green and can have some white coloring when variegated (such as Philodendron White Knight).

philodendron
Philodendron is a vine that is easy to propagate and very popular as a houseplant.

Philodendron needs moderate moisture levels, but it tolerates humidity.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Philodendron can tolerate partial shade or full sun.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Philodendron can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 8 feet or more indoors, and its trailing vines will climb up and across walls if you give it hooks or something else to hang onto!

You can propagate Philodendron by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Philodendron from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Philodendron from Woodie’s Garden Goods.

Pothos

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is an epiphytic drought tolerant evergreen vine that can be kept as a houseplant or in the classroom.

Pothos
Pothos is an epiphytic vine that tolerates drought, making it a good houseplant for forgetful homeowners.

Pothos needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Pothos likes partial or full shade.  It prefers slightly acidic soil (pH of 6.1 to 6.5).

Pothos cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 feet indoors, and possibly more outdoors.

You can propagate Pothos by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Pothos from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Pothos from Woodie’s Garden Goods.

Rex Begonia

Rex Begonia (Cissus javana) is a perennial vine that can be kept as a houseplant or in a classroom.  It produces tiny (less than 1 inch) yellow flowers in summer, which may turn into fruit.

Rex Begonia
Rex Begonia is a vine with beautiful patterns on the leaves. It produces yellow flowers, making it a dazzling houseplant.

Rex Begonia needs moderate moisture levels, and it tolerates humidity.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Rex Begonia prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Rex Begonia cannot tolerate much cold.  It is hardy to Zone 11 (as cold as 40 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 8 to 10 feet, with a width of 12 to 14 inches.

You can propagate Rex Begonia by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Rex Begonia from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Rex Begonia from Jordan’s Jungle.

Wax Plant

Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa) is an epiphytic evergreen succulent vine that can be kept as a houseplant.  It produces showy, fragrant, tiny (less than 1 inch) white or pale pink flowers in late spring, summer, and possibly other times of year.  It is native to eastern Asia and Australia.

Wax Plant
Wax Plant is an epiphytic vine that produces showy white or pink flowers. It can tolerate full sun or partial shade, making it versatile as a houseplant.

Wax Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Wax Plant likes full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.5).

Wax Plant cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 15 feet.

You can propagate Wax Plant by leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, or division by rhizomes, tubers, corms, or bulbs.

You can learn more about Wax Plant from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Wax Plant from Pistils Nursery.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 vine house plants for your home and how to take care of them.  They might provide inspiration to help you to improve one or more rooms in your house and add beauty to your home.

You might also want to read this article on ground cover vines for outdoor landscaping.

If you have trouble remembering to water your plants, you might also be interested in 10 cacti that you can keep as houseplants or 10 houseplants for dry climates.

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~Jonathon

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