This list of Best Trailing Foliage Plants can be of great help in decorating your balcony or patio with graceful cascading plants!
Spiller plants add a visual drama to any space when you include them in hanging baskets or containers where they flow a green delight of awesomeness to the surroundings. These Best Trailing Foliage Plants can be a great addition to your workplace or home!
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Best Trailing Foliage Plants
1. Red Rhipsalis
Botanical Name: Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Also famous as the Red mistletoe cactus, its deep red-violet semi-succulent foliage can be a stunning addition to the hanging baskets.
Botanical Name: Solenostemon ‘Red Trailing Queen’
Coleus is one of the best foliage plants, and you can grow it in hanging baskets as well. Learn about the various types of coleus plants here.
3. Peperomia Ruby Cascade
Botanical Name: Peperomia ‘Ruby Cascade’
Its leaves carry a combination of two colors – deep green on the top side and ruby-red on the undersides. Growing it in baskets adds a dab of color and texture.
Botanical Name: Tropaeolum majus
The trailing stems of Nasturtium look perfect while dangling down from containers with pad-like leaves and beautiful bright flowers.
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Botanical Name: Polypodiopsida
There are many trailing ferns with beautiful foliage attractions that you can try. Some of them are listed here.
6. Dichondra Silver Falls
Botanical Name: Dichondra argentea
Siver Falls Dichondra has unique, silver pale-green trailing leaves that look pretty in hanging baskets. It’s a fast-growing plant.
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7. Sweet Potato Vine
Botanical Name: Ipomea batatas
Sweet potato vines spill marvelously over the sides of containers with heart-shaped or oak-like leaves having colors from chartreuse to nearly black.
8. Creeping Charlie
Botanical Name: Glechoma hederacea ‘Variegata’
The pale green leaves of this plant have an unusual heart-kidney shape that gives it an interesting look while they dangle on the trailing stems.
Botanical Name: Fuchsia ‘Tom West’
With a fabulous color combination of green and yellow striped foliage, this plant is a true eye-catcher.
10. Creeping Jenny
Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’
‘Aurea’ beautifully cascades with its small rounded leaves having wavy borders and thin trailing stems. It is also a winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.
11. Jade Vine
Botanical Name: Strongylodon macrobotrys
Looking stunning in turquoise color, which is the result of malvin and saponarin pigments in its leaves. The plant grows gorgeous hanging stems making it a must-grow trailing vine.
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12. Licorice Plant
Botanical Name: Helichrysum Petiolare
The cascading ‘Helichrysum Petiolare’ features small felt-like blue-gray trailing foliage that gracefully arches over containers or hanging baskets.
13. Parrot’s Beak
Botanical Name: Lotus berthelotii
‘Parrot’s Beak’ is a trailing perennial with exotic, bright crimson flowers and silver-gray needle-like leaves. It makes for an ideal annual plant for hanging baskets.
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Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Popularly known as devil’s ivy, heart-shaped and glossy leaves in the green shade with yellow or cream blotches cascade marvelously in hanging baskets or containers in rooms.
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Botanical Name: Philodendron
This trailing beauty shows off heart-shaped green leaves that drape exquisitely over windowsills, bookshelves, and hanging baskets.
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16. Wojo’s Gem Periwinkle
Botanical Name: Vinca major ‘Wojo’s Gem’
Also known as trailing vinca, it has shiny oval leaves in a cream-yellow shade and matching lavender-blue flowers, which create a dazzling contrast when it trails from containers.
17. Spider Plant
Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plant grows fast and produces baby plants that dangle pleasingly from hanging baskets. It also removes airborne pollutants from the air, making it a great indoor plant.
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18. String of Turtles
Botanical Name: Peperomia prostrata
This slow-growing succulent vine has an attractive set of fleshy button-like leaves with white veins that look plump, like they are full of water.
Learn about different types of peperomia here
19. Inch Plant
Botanical Name: Tradescantia
Tradescantia has some amazing trailing plants with beautiful foliage, and it would be a mistake if we mention just one. Check out some of the best varieties here.
20. String of Pearls
Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus
A cascading succulent, it truly lives up to its name with fleshy, bright-green plump leaves that look like spherical, marble-like rows of little balls. Can be a great indoor plant too!
21. Sweet Caroline Purple
Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple’
This can be a great colorful addition to the summer baskets or containers with its dark burgundy-purple color and texture with an interesting pattern of leaves.
22. Turtle Vine
Botanical Name: Callisia repens
The leaves of this succulent come in twin colors, with a shade of green above and a slight hue of purple below that gives it a contrasting look.
23. Burro’s Tail
Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum
Display the beautiful, lush foliage of Burro’s Tail in window boxes. It will be more than happy to thrive in direct sunlight all day long.
24. Rope Hoya
Botanical Name: Hoya Carnosa ‘Compacta’
Rope Hoya is another sought-after variety of the wax plant that displays deep glossy, green leaves that are twisted and curled into draping, thick vines.
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25. Cherry Tomatoes
Botanical Name: Solanum Lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
Cherry tomatoes are cute little plants that you can easily grow on a sunny window box. The best part is that you will have a steady and fresh supply for your kitchen all the time!
Here are plants that have stunning foliage with flowers to match. They will look great on a window box or a hanging basket.
26. Black-Eyed Susan
Botanical Name: Rudbeckia hirta
The Black-Eyed Susan looks impressive with white, yellow, lively orange blossoms with dark centers. This tender perennial is typically grown as an annual.
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Botanical Name: Lobelia
If you love bright flowers, then lobelia is one of the best choices for window boxes. Just ensure it gets plenty of sunlight, as it will help it bloom profusely!
28. Chenille Plant
Botanical Name: Acalypha hispida
Chenilles are popular for their bright red flowers that resemble a cat’s tail and droop down beautifully. You can grow it in hanging baskets and railing planters.
Botanical Name: Verbena
Trailing Verbena is a pretty trailing plant with lush foliage and one that needs minimal care. It displays a cluster of striking blooms in shades of whites, pinks, reds, and purples.
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30. Goldfish Plant
Botanical Name: Nematanthus gregarious
The Goldfish plant is an exceptional trailing plant with yellow or bright orange flowers in the shape of a goldfish.