8 Cool Indoor Vines & Climbers People Usually Don’t Grow

If you want to add some different climbers to your houseplant collection, then check out these Cool Indoor Vines People Usually Don’t Grow in their homes.

When it comes to trailing houseplants, people always go for the most usual ones like pothos and philodendrons, not realizing that they are missing out on some species that are not really popular. Here’s one such list of 8 Cool Indoor Vines People Usually Don’t Grow, but you can try if you’re looking for alternatives.

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Cool Indoor Vines People Usually Don’t Grow

1. Corallina de Lucerna


Botanical Name: Begonia lucerna

Also known as Angel Wing Begonia, this rare climber is admired for olive green leaves that resemble bat’s or angel’s wings with silver spots. The bottom side of the leaves is dark red, which makes them more appealing.

2. Rex Begonia Vine

Botanical Name: Cissus discolor

This beautiful exotic vine can add a lot of appeal to any spot with large metallic colorful leaves displaying red, green, and white shades together.

Check out our article for growing Cissus discolor here

3. Maidenhair Vine

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Botanical Name: Muehlenbeckia complexa

This creeping vine from New Zealand is also known as lacy wire vine, necklace vine, and angel vine. It offers thin, wiry leaves that grow densely on a compact, bushy, tangled plant. It’s perfect for hanging baskets and planters on plant stands.

4. Teddy Bear Vine

Botanical Name: Cyanotis kewensis

This unusual indoor vine has long creeping stems with tear-shaped silver-green fuzzy soft leaves that plunges over the rims of the container. For best growth, plant it under bright, indirect light.

5. Bead Vine

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Botanical Name: Crassula rupestris

Also known as Rock Crassula, Buttons on a string, and Kebab Bush, this slow-growing succulent offers spreading branches with grey-green to brown-red leaves.

See our list trailing succulents here for more such plants

6. Stephania Erecta

Botanical Name: Stephania pierrei

This rare caudiciform plant has swollen stem that looks like a round ball up. During spring, a charming vine with widely ovate green foliage patterned in white veins and yellow blooms spurts from it, making it look pretty amusing.

7. Kangaroo Pocket

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Botanical Name: Dischidia vidalii

Kangaroo Pocket is also known as Ant plant and bladder vine. This epiphytic climber has small, fleshy, oval-shaped light green leaves, and its modified foliage makes a purse-like pouch stuffed with roots.

Fun Fact: This vine has an interdependent relationship with ants, the modified leaves provide shelter for them, and they protect the plant from pests and fertilize it with their excreta.

8. Zebra Basket Vine


Botanical Name: Aeschynanthus marmoratus

This lovely vine offers striking glossy green oval-shaped leaves with beautiful purple-hued variegation on the undersides that resembles stripes on the zebra skin hence the name.

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