Our Top 5 Climbing Tropical Plants
Indoor Climbing Tropical Plants
Indoor climbing tropical plants are a great way to add height to your indoor garden, especially in a limited space where vertical may be the only way to grow! Bryan is here with his five favourite climbing tropicals and how to care for them. We love using moss poles as a natural climbing material for our indoor plants because they look great and are very sturdy.
Dragon’s Tail – Epipremnum pinnatum
With gorgeous dark leaves in a unique shape, this indoor plant will climb as high as it can go. It is drought tolerant but should still be watered once a week in the warmer months, and every two weeks when it is cooler (unless in a heated space). Give the Dragon’s Tail plant moderate indirect light or let it grow a bit slower in low light conditions. Variegated varieties do not do well in low light spaces, however.
Philodendron Minima –Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
The Minima has bright green, split leaves and resembles a monstera plant. Water this tropical once a week, keeping the soil moist and not letting it dry out. Grow the Minima in moderate lighting conditions, as it doesn’t do well in low light. Use a moss pole or something very sturdy for this climbing plant.
This ficus has large heart-shaped leaves with patterns of white dots on each one. When your Umbellata grows tall, the large leaves will cascade downward, creating a beautiful green showpiece. Use bright indirect light for this ficus, keeping the soil moist between waterings.
Swiss Cheese Philodendron – Monstera adansonii
The Minima has bright green, split leaves and resembles a monstera plant. Water these indoor tropical climbing plants once a week, keeping the soil moist and not letting it dry out. Grow the Minima in moderate lighting conditions, as it doesn’t do well in low light. Use a moss pole or something very sturdy for this climbing plant.
String of Heart Plants – Ceropegia woodii
A favourite hanging plant, with iconic heart-shaped leaves on long elegant vines. We grow these in our own greenhouses, so they are always fresh! Give them bright indirect sunlight and water when the top two inches of soil are dry.