7 Indoor Vine Plants That Are Stylish and So Easy To Grow

There’s nothing like indoor vine plants to change the vibe inside your home. Let them hang, trail along a surface, or even form a living indoor wall - a lovely way to bring the outdoors in.

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Easy Indoor Vine Plants That Add Style To Any Interior

Houseplants cheer up indoor spaces, bringing a bit of the natural world into the home. They act as mood boosters, especially in winter, and may even filter the air. Many plants thrive inside and are easy to grow, even for beginners. Vines are a fun choice, as they tend to grow quickly and offer many possibilities for arranging and displaying them.

Easy Indoor Vining Plants

Indoor climbing vines make attractive houseplants with their long, flowing tendrils and bright foliage. Try these vines that grow well indoors and are low maintenance.


Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) also known as golden pothos, is a no-brainer for newbie houseplant parents. It doesn’t require a lot of light, grows quickly, and tolerates a variety of conditions, even some neglect if you forget to water it. It has pretty, heart-shaped leaves with green and yellow variegation.


Philodendron (Philodendron spp.) is similar to pothos in terms of being low maintenance. It also comes in many varieties with different leaf sizes, shapes, and colors.


English ivy is a classic outdoor vining plant, but you can also grow it inside. The glossy, dark green leaves are striking, and the vines are easy to train to frames or topiary shapes. English ivy grows best with bright, but not direct, sunlight.

Inch Plant

Inch plant (Tradescantia zebrina) is a popular houseplant for several reasons: unique striped leaves with purple coloring, fast growth, and low maintenance needs. It benefits from a bright, sunny window.


Monstera (Monstera spp.) is also called Swiss cheese plant for its characteristic perforated leaves. This tropical climbing vine can be an aggressive grower outdoors and a striking, easy-to-control houseplant. This is an upward climber with aerial roots, so give it a trellis or moss pole to grab.


Hoya carnosa is also known as wax plant. It has thick and waxy leaves and comes in compact varieties for small spaces. You can also find hoya varieties with different foliage colors and shapes. Hoyas appreciate bright light and will reward you with pretty, aromatic flowers.

String of Hearts

String of hearts (Ceropegia spp.) has fleshy, semi-succulent leaves that are shaped like hearts. The vines look best when left to trail from a hanging container. String of hearts is low maintenance and has low water needs.

How to Grow Vines Indoors

These vines are all low-maintenance houseplants, but each has its own unique growing conditions. Be sure you understand all of a plant’s needs before bringing it home:

Light. Many houseplants prefer indirect light or tolerate low light. Some benefit from a few hours of direct light from a sunny, south-facing window.

Water. Indoor vines are pretty tolerant of neglect and will usually bounce back if you forget to water them. For the best results, find out how much water each specific plant needs.

Humidity. Many house vines are tropical and accustomed to humid conditions. They may benefit from pebble trays or being misted.

Pruning and training. Most vines require regular pruning to keep them a reasonable size or to maintain an attractive appearance.

How to Display Indoor Climbing Plants

This is the fun part of growing indoor vine plants. They quickly grow long vines that you can display in several ways. Some grow upwards, like monstera, and look best when given a sturdy structure to climb. Others can be trained into unique shapes, like ivy when grown on a wire frame.

Try these simple ideas for displaying your indoor vines:

Use hanging baskets suspended from the ceiling and let the vines hang down.

Mount containers on the wall to let the vines hang. Create a living wall with multiple plants.

Place containers on high surfaces, like the top of a bookshelf.

Let vines trail along surfaces rather than hang.

Use a multi-tiered plant stand to display plants with different vine lengths.

Wrap vines around metal frames, which you can find at garden centers, to create unique shapes.

Many tropical vines do well in terrariums. A vine inside a terrarium quickly fills the space.

Indoor vines are easy, fast growers that anyone can enjoy, even houseplant beginners. Use these suggestions as a starting point. 

Mary Ellen Ellis

Mary Ellen Ellis has been gardening for over 20 years. With degrees in Chemistry and Biology, Mary Ellen's specialties are flowers, native plants, and herbs.