These Indoor Vining Plants Give Your Home a Jungle Vibe

updated Jan 26, 2021
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Aiming to achieve the indoor jungle look? Vining plants are the way to go. Whether you strategically arrange the stems around bookcases and window frames or allow them to go free-range, charting their own course, vining plants quickly up your home’s green factor.

These five easy-care picks will stun in a hanging basket or high plant stand—and if you want to explore more plant options, check out our guide to the best indoor house plants.


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Ivy doesn’t just cover exterior brick walls at exclusive universities—it can also climb elegantly about your living room. Leaf shades range from the deepest green to variegated white and yellow, all adding a touch of class to your space. Ivy demands bright light (otherwise you risk legginess and disease), making it an especially excellent choice for patios and sunrooms, but it can make a home by any sunny window. Amazon is a great place to shop for ivy, with prices starting as low as $2.


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Pothos are hugely popular with newbie houseplant parents—and understandably so. These leafy vining plants are nearly impossible to kill.

Poor Pothos used to be the business casual of the plant world, often dismissed as a half-hearted attempt at dressing up office lobbies. But now, we’re all noticing their potential. Pothos are quite pretty, especially in the right pot and when their vines are draped strategically.

To keep the vines looking lush, not scraggly, frequent pruning is recommended. Otherwise, just splash them with water every once in a while and they’ll be perfectly happy. The Sill has a ton of options, which can be purchased with a planter or without depending on your needs.


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A close cousin of Pothos, philodendron is just as attractive and carefree. They’ll live happily in low light conditions and twine lovingly about your bookshelves and cabinet tops with only a bit of coaching. Like Pothos, they benefit from a bit of pruning to keep them lush. And again, you can count on The Sill for a variety of philodendron, starting as low as $7.


Hoyas are full of class and showiness. They pretend to be nonchalant—but they know they’re the most glamorous guest at the houseplant party. Their tumbling, Rapunzel vines of curly leaves are best displayed in an urn or a pot on a pedestal. Keep them out of direct sun or risk scorching (east or west exposure is preferred), and keep the soil slightly moist. Amazon has a pretty good mix of hoya plants, and this heart-shaped hoya plant from The Sill is the perfect gift.

Maidenhair vine

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For limited space, consider maidenhair vine, a delicate—but hardy—little plant. This looks like an endearing pot of unruly bedhead, with wiry stems covered in tiny little oval leaves sticking out every which way. You may want to keep the pruning shears close at hand: Give it bright or indirect sunlight and keep the soil slightly damp and this plant will grow like gangbusters. These ones are harder to find online, but Amazon has a small selection.