10 Best Trailing Plants to Grow Indoors

Trailing plants are some of the best indoor houseplants because they don’t take up too much floor space but instead hang down from their pots or hanging baskets. They can either be short and medium-length trailing plants that only need to be pruned yearly or long-lived ones that you will never have to touch again—ever. 

We have rounded up 10 of the best trailing plants for your indoor spaces below!

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English Ivy

English Ivy is a lovely trailing plant that can be grown indoors. The best part is that it requires very little maintenance and grows quickly, making it an ideal choice for busy people who don’t have time to care for plants all day long. 

English Ivy needs bright indirect light in order to grow, so you should place it near a window with sunlight coming through. However, ensure the sun doesn’t hit your trailing plant directly since too much heat can damage its leaves. If you find your plant in direct sunlight often, try moving it further away from the window or looking into getting some shade screen for when those hot summer days come around.

English Ivy also does well when given moist soil but not too wet, as this will cause root rot, killing your ivy. The best way to tell if there isn’t enough moisture in the potting mix is by looking at its leaves; if they start turning brown, they’re probably being overwatered! Make sure holes are drilled into whatever container you use so water doesn’t collect inside (this could cause mold growth).


Philodendron is a flowering plant of the Araceae family. They are native to subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Some species are native to India (including Sri Lanka) and other parts of southern Asia. 

The name “Philodendron” means “tree-loving” because the leaves resemble a tree’s leaves. Philodendrons are characterized by their heart-shaped leaves, which usually grow in pairs with one leaf per node (a leaf axil). Many have stems that climb when young but become trailing on older plants. They have aerial roots which cling to supports like poles and fences as well as more distant objects such as trees or walls indoors where there may not be adequate support for climbing up into hanging baskets outdoors during summertime too!


Pothos is a vine with heart-shaped leaves and is the perfect trailing plant to climb on a hanging basket. You can grow it indoors or outdoors, in a pot or on the ground. It is one of the best trailing houseplants because it requires little light, making it an easy choice for people who keep their homes dimly lit. Pothos likes humidity but not standing water—so check on its soil periodically to ensure it doesn’t become saturated.

Heart Leaf Philodendron

Heart Leaf Philodendron is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors, requiring no special care. This trailing plant tolerates low light, making it perfect for rooms where you don’t want to spend much time. It can be trained to grow in a pot or on a trellis or other outdoor structure.

The leaves of this trailing plant are a beautiful green and can be either glossy or matte, depending on the variety. The leaves may also have white, pink, or red markings. Philodendron is part of the Araceae family, which includes many other popular houseplants like Monstera Deliciosa and Anthurium Scherzerianum.

Peperomia Hope

The Peperomia Hope is an easy-to-grow trailing plant that requires little care. This trailing plant will thrive in a bright location, with average humidity and moderate water once the soil is dry. It will also tolerate low light and needs little fertilizer, making it a good choice for beginners.

Peperomia hope reaches 18 inches in height with thick stems covered in dark green leaves. Its leaves are dark green on top and covered with fine hairs underneath. These trailing plants bloom white flowers in spring or summer, attracting hummingbirds when available outdoors!

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Hoya plants are easy to grow, simple flowers, and good for beginners. You can easily find Hoyas at your local nursery or online. They don’t require much care, just regular watering, and indirect sunlight.

Hoyas grow in tropical conditions, so they need the same amount of water as you would give a tropical plant (like an African violet). They don’t need as much light as most other indoor plants. The ideal temperature range for Hoya plant growth is between 65°F and 80°F (18°C – 27°C).

Spider Plant

For those who are just beginning their trailing plant journey, the spider plant is for you. It’s a hardy plant that tolerates neglect and poor lighting quite well. The spider plant is also very easy to grow and is one of the most tolerant plants you can start with.

It’s not just beginners who love this little guy, though—it works well in hanging baskets and as an indoor focal point too!

Variegated Snake Plant

The variegated snake plant is a lovely, slow-growing plant that requires very little attention once it’s established. The leaves of this trailing houseplant have alternating green and white stripes, which make it an aesthetically pleasing addition to any room in which you place it. They can grow up to 4 feet tall and spread out over 6 feet wide, making them excellent hanging plants for small spaces.

The name “snake plant” comes from how the triangular leaves look like fangs when viewed at an angle. But don’t worry: this succulent isn’t poisonous! It’s actually relatively easy to care for indoors because its roots grow deep into the soil (which means low watering needs), so there’s no danger of overwatering or fungal growth problems on its leaves or stems as there are with some other indoor plants.

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String of Pearls

String of Pearls is a trailing plant and one of the best. It’s native to China and Japan but can be grown indoors and outdoors in warmer climates. You can grow it as an annual or perennial plant (depending on your climate), so you can enjoy its blooms all year round!

The string of Pearls has small flowers with five petals that come in shades of purple with white centers. They are not very showy when they first open up, but they become more vibrant as the day continues. The flowers are followed by slender seed pods that resemble beads on a string—hence this plant’s name!

If you want to give this pretty little thing room to grow, try growing a String of Pearls in a hanging basket or container where it can spill over the edge for even more interest. It also provides excellent ground cover if planted against a wall under larger tall shrubs. This way, you won’t have to worry about pruning dead stems after the flowering season (which would be hard since these plants tend to last only a short time).

Chain of Hearts

The Chain of Hearts is an ideal choice if you are just starting out with trailing plants. This plant is easy to grow and maintain indoors, making it a good option for beginners who need more space. It is also perfect if you want to brighten up a corner or small indoor space. Simply hang this plant in a bowl to add some color, and enjoy!

Good-Looking Trailing Plants to Grow Indoors

We are sure you will agree that there are many good-looking trailing plants to grow indoors, and they can be found in every color of the rainbow. This list of the ten best indoor trailing plants will add new life and color to your home or office space.

These plants should be placed in hanging baskets to cascade down over furniture or cupboards. Each has its own unique personality, and all are easy-care houseplants that require little maintenance once established. Planting succulent cuttings from existing plants is also an option if you want instant results without waiting for seedlings to grow enough roots before moving into larger pots or onto their own soil mix outdoors.


We hope this post has helped you find the ideal trailing plant for your home. There are a lot of great choices out there, and we are sure you can find one that will fit your needs. Remember, don’t rush into buying any plant without doing proper research first!

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