Flowering vines for indoor use are a great option for filling spaces like shelves and window sills with their colorful blooms! They also look great in hanging baskets.
Meet 12 of these indoor flowering vines! Most of them prefer low light and grow well indoors 🌿🌸.
Best indoor flowering plants
1. Lipstick Plant
Botanical name: Aeschynanthus radicans
With glossy green leaves and bright red tubular flowers reminiscent of a tube of lipstick, this epiphytic plant adds a touch of tropical elegance to interiors.
2. Goldfish Plant
Botanical name: Columnea gloriosa
This plant is characterized by its peculiar goldfish-shaped flowers and tendrils and thrives in indirect light. It blooms profusely in spring and summer.
3. Weeping Heart Vine
Botanical name: Clerodendrum thomsoniae
The heart-shaped clusters of red and white flowers give this vine its poetic name. It thrives in bright, indirect light and blooms from late spring to early fall.
4. Flame Violet
Botanical name: Episcia cupreata
This low-growing plant features striking copper-colored leaves with contrasting veins. The small, tubular flowers bloom at irregular intervals and can vary between shades of red and orange.
Botanical name: Hoya carnosa
The Hoya plant is a hardy plant known for its unique waxy leaves and fragrant star-shaped flowers. It prefers bright, indirect light and well-drained soil.
6. Madagascar Jasmine
Botanical name: Stephanotis floribunda
Known for its glossy, leathery leaves and fragrant, star-shaped white flowers, Stephanotis floribunda is a classic choice for indoor gardens.
7. Ivy geranium
Botanical name: Pelargonium peltatum
This trailing plant features bright, five-petalled flowers and ivy-like leaves. It blooms from spring to fall and prefers well-drained soil and full sun. Therefore, choose the best-lit location in your home for this location.
8. Night-blooming Cereus
Botanical name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Nicknamed the “Queen of the Night,” this nocturnal bloomer features large, fragrant, white flowers on flat, leaf-like stems. It mostly blooms at night.
9. Pink jasmine
Botanical name: Jasminum polyanthum
With glossy green leaves and delicate white flowers, this jasmine variety is prized for its sweet scent. Prune to maintain the bushy shape.
Botanical name: Codonanthe devosiana
With small, drooping flowers and glossy green leaves, Codonanthe is a hardy houseplant. It blooms sporadically and prefers low to medium light conditions.
Botanical name: Dischidia
With its unique, trailing, succulent-like vines and small, round leaves, Dischidia adds a touch of green to any room. It blooms sporadically in tiny clusters.
Best varieties: Dischidia Pectinoides, Dischidia Major, Dischidia Imbricata and Dischidia Ruscifolia
12. Fishbone cactus
Botanical name: Epiphyllum anguliger
The cactus features stems with a zigzag or herringbone pattern, adding a visually striking element to any interior space. It rarely blooms, but when it does, it produces large, white or yellow, fragrant flowers.
Best location for indoor flowering vines
- To grow these flowering climbers indoors, provide them with as much light as possible.
- Opt for windows that face south or west, but east facing is also good.
- Epiphyllum oxypetalum prefers a dark season because of its nocturnal blooms.
- Place Jasminum polyanthum near south-facing windows to receive sunlight, and Codonanthe adapts to tabletops.