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15 Plants for Indoor Vertical Garden

15 Plants for Indoor Vertical Garden

If you are looking to amp up your plain space or boring walls in your house, this style of gardening will surely turn a few heads to take double glances at your spicy, attractive area!

If you're already into growing plants and you want to try your hand at expanding your garden and green thumb, then surely vertical gardening will be your best bet. 

Well, what is vertical gardening? And how should you go about this? Worries aside, that's why today we will be enclosing the details of the best plants you can opt for in your indoor vertical garden space! Along with this, we will guide you through our best tips and tricks for your vertical gardening!

What is vertical gardening?

vertical garden landscape

The cultivation of plants in a vertical orientation with the assistance of support structures in a vertical form or shape is referred to as "vertical gardening."

What can be used for vertical gardening?

With this method, you may build a vertical garden by utilizing raised beds, containers, or a trellis. This allows you to make the most of the space you have available by constructing a garden that extends vertically rather than the typical way. (Oh! you can also hide your unattractive or dull spaces with this stunning set-up!)

What are the best plants to use for an indoor vertical garden?

vertical garden indoor view

Yes, we have shortlisted the best 25 indoor plants that you can employ for your vertical gardens at home! We have you covered if you have dappled, indirect, or bright sunny areas to conceal. Or if you're a floral enthusiast, we even got some flowering indoor plants that would make your vertical garden more colourful and vibrant. 

Let us onboard on this vertical yet interesting journey of beautiful plants that you should use for indoor vertical gardening!

Pothos

Our first choice for vertical gardening inside is this lovely plant. This vining plant is a must-have for vertical gardens due to its fresh, green foliage. Because of their robust and low-maintenance nature, pothos plants require little care. Because of their resilience, pothos plants are a good choice for anyone, regardless of gardening experience, and for areas that receive indirect sunlight. These can flourish with very little light and care. However, when the soil's top layer dries out, which usually happens every 7-10 days, you'll need to water the plant. Money plants can reach a height of 20 feet. Money plants, sometimes known as Golden pothos, have green foliage with creamy-yellow spots or markings that look great when displayed vertically. Plants can reach heights of 6 feet or more if given adequate room to do so. NASA has recognized the incredible potential of this plant in a controlled environment.

pothos plant

When a pothos is grown indoors, its long vines curl around the container like the slithering legs of snakes. Depending on the amount of light they receive throughout their lives, the glossy green leaves at the tips might turn yellow toward the roots.

Lipstick Flower

The Aeschynanthus radicans, or lipstick plant, is a brightly coloured houseplant with glossy green leaves and red flowers that resemble lipsticks and bloom continuously throughout the year. This plant looks great cascading from a wall or basket, but it may also be trained to trail or cascade from a vertical wall. Although they thrive in bright but filtered light, lipstick plants may survive in low light and dry circumstances, making them a good option for beginners.

lipstick plant

This evergreen perennial thrives in the rocky tropical regions of Southeast Asia, where it is always blooming and cascading. A light trimming now and then will keep this trailing plant from looking scraggly and promote healthier, fuller growth. In conclusion, you'll be pleased with the vivid appeal this year-round blooming plant brings to your home!

Ferns

These unusual plants, with their trailing tendencies, are ideal for use in vertical gardens. The Polypodiopsida class includes over 10,000 unique species of fern, each of which is distinctive in terms of its size, shape, and distribution. Because of their glossy, leathery leaves and dark green colouring along the edges, Boston ferns are often mistaken for the fronds of other plants, such as sword ferns (Nephrolepis cordifolia). While requiring little in the way of upkeep, ferns can be finicky about their water and light needs.

ferns vertical wall

While certain plants do best in full sunlight and dry soil, the vast majority do best in partially shaded conditions with a steady supply of water. Due to the wide availability of ferns, it is essential that you select a variety that is native to your region to prevent the introduction of an invasive species. Indoor vertical gardens benefit greatly from the use of ferns like the sword fern (Nephrolepis exaltata), rabbit's foot (Davallia fejeensis), and medusa (Nephrolepis obliterata).

Philodendron

The philodendron is another easy-to-grow plant that communicates its demands through subtle signals. There are around 400 species of stunning leaf plants in the Philodendron genus. Philodendrons are fantastic for bringing a touch of the tropics indoors, thanks to their huge, glossy leaves. There are numerous variants of this species, much like ferns.

philodendron plant

You can choose between climbers and non-climbers, but a climbing philodendron is the best option for a vertical wall. Some philodendrons grow quickly and may need periodic pruning if they begin to overtake their containers. These plants require high humidity to thrive, so spraying them frequently over the winter may be necessary. Bring some philodendrons into your lifeless room and thank us later for the suggestion!

Crotons

This adaptable plant should be part of every indoor garden. There are hundreds of croton plant types, each with its own unique set of leaf colours and shapes, and they all come from the same species, Croton variegatum. This colourful evergreen shrub does well in both indoor and outdoor settings, but indoor plants require full to dappled sunlight and some good drinks. Amazing croton plants come in a wide range of species, each with its own leaf, colour palette, and sculptural forms.

crotons plant

Curling, twisted, oak leaf, narrow, broad, and round are all common ways to categorize crotons' leaves. For the best results from your vertical garden, it's important to pay attention to the varieties you select and learn about how to bring out their best forms. The unique colours and shapes of the leaves on croton plants make them a great decoration for any interior.

Baby's Tears

To the opposite of its name, this adorable dwelling will bring joy to you and your household. This small, trailing plant is very simple to care for and would make a stunning addition to a vertical garden or a hanging planter. These quick-growing, low-maintenance plants are extremely delicate, with roots that are readily damaged by things like rot or breaking.

baby's tears plant

If you want your baby's tears to flourish, remember to give them plenty of water if the soil becomes dry. These fresh green mini sprawlers have little leaves and thrive in moderately humid conditions. They flourish when planted in the ground, but they're just as at home in a vertical garden inside.

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema modestum, more often known as the Chinese evergreen, is a tenacious plant that thrives both indoors and outdoors. It's a houseplant that thrives in indirect light and can handle dry spells and full sun. This plant can reach a height of around two feet and has lovely grey-green foliage if given the correct conditions. Numerous forms, dimensions, hues, and shades of this evergreen plant exist. The Chinese evergreen is a beautiful and tough plant that even inexperienced gardeners can care for.

Chinese Evergreen plant

The glossy green leaves of this cold plant occasionally show crimson and silvery grey highlights. The full, new plants have big, shiny leaves that would hide a lot of your drab decor. The Chinese evergreen is a low-maintenance plant that doesn't require frequent repotting or trimming because of its moderate growth rate. It's a good idea to mist these incredible plants, as they thrive in moist environments.

Peperomia

For indoor vertical gardens, nothing beats peperomia. The plant thrives in either a greenhouse or outside in the garden. In the case of the variegated variety, the leaves turn from green to red, pink, and yellow as the plant ages; however, the non-variegated variety is also available for those who aren't interested in this characteristic. Peperomia is a low-maintenance houseplant with stunning, multicoloured foliage. Loamy, granular soil is ideal for Peperomia plants.

peperomia

These plants can survive in water that is too deep for their roots to touch. The vibrant colours of a peperomia plant's leaves need medium to bright light. There are more than a thousand different kinds of these hardy plants, and their thick, meaty leaves help them survive in dry conditions. If you're new to caring for houseplants, you should start with a Peperomia.

Wedding Vine

One of the most popular flowering plants for vertical gardens is jasmine Madagascar, sometimes known as the bridal vine. It's adaptable enough to flourish in a hanging basket or on a trellis. The wedding vine belongs to the Apocynaceae, or milkweed family, and is native to Madagascar. Flowers on this plant have a milky white colour, and they bloom on the plant frequently. In its natural tropical habitat in Madagascar, the plant lives for many years. However, it is also commonly grown in homes as an indoor plant.

wedding vine on wall

The leaves of the wax flower, also known as Madagascar jasmine, are around 4 inches in length and oblong, thick, glossy, deep green leathery. The leaves are beautiful on both sides. The blossoms of the Hawaiian Wedding Flower are clustered, tubular, star-shaped, waxy, and have a strong fragrance.

The plant can flower all year if it is given the right conditions (enough light, humidity, and warmth). In general, this is a fantastic floral accessory for your wall garden!

Air Plants

In search of an interesting and unusual plant to add to your collection? 

Take a look at this one-of-a-kind masterpiece for your home and thank us later! This unique plant does require soil to thrive; yes, you've heard that right! These are perfect for those who want to show off their tropical plant collection without the hassle of constant care. Plants that can thrive without soil are called "air plants," and they are often seen growing atop other plants like trees. They need regular watering and flourish in full or partial indirect sunshine.

air plants

Given that air plants may be placed anywhere without the need for soil, you can become quite creative with how you choose to showcase your plant. Air plants can be displayed in a terrarium, on a piece of driftwood, a rock, or a wooden board, hung from the ceiling or a curtain rod, or placed within a special holder or planter designed for air plants.

Herbs

If you're looking to grow herbs in your house for your kitchen, try growing some amazing herb plants that you will use for your kitchen in your vertical garden. If you want to grow herbs, pick species with short life cycles and shallow root systems. Try growing some mint or lemon balm in your low-light garden. Partial shade is ideal for basil, chives, purslane, and parsley, while full sun is best for sage, thyme, and cilantro.

herbs on vertical garden

Plant herbs higher up in your vertical garden if that's where they'll get the most light. Similarly, water-hungry plants should be placed near the planter's base, where they can benefit from excess water that drains down from higher up.

Commonly grown herbs in vertical gardens include:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Oregano

Succulents

In no way will we consider this list complete without including our most beloved, versatile, and low-maintenance houseplants. A lot of the time, succulents appear to be made for people who keep their gardens inside. These plants can survive for weeks without watering and still look healthy and flourish.

succulent garden

Numerous succulent varieties exist, making them ideal low-maintenance plants for amateur gardeners. These cute little dandy plants are known for their thick, fleshy foliage that comes in a wide variety of hues and forms. These small plants are native to sunny and dappled light conditions in their native Mexico and Africa. Since they can survive with little to no water, succulents are ideal for the careless gardener. These hardy, sun-loving plants can be used to great effect in a vertical garden. Surely, many people will compliment these adorable little ones.

Bromeliads

These tropical houseplants are attractive and easy to care for. Because of this, bromeliads can thrive in a wide variety of indoor settings. Most bromeliads are planted in a soil mixture that includes both potting soil and sand when they are kept as houseplants.

bromeliads plants

These gorgeous blooms can survive with only sporadic watering and still thrive. (The majority of plants are able to survive with irregular watering.) Flowering periods (inflorescence) on bromeliads can last for three months or more, and the plants reproduce reliably and quickly. The majority of bromeliads prefer indirect, bright light. Many species of this plant are grown as air plants because they don't need soil.

Morning Glory

Fast-growing annual vines that can be trained to climb a wall make this a popular plant among gardeners. These attractive vines require almost no care, as they can be grown from seed in early spring and never need to be pruned. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the common morning glory for its bright, trumpet-shaped flowers and subtle fragrance.

morning glories

A special name is given to buds that are tightly coiled overnight and only unfurl in the morning light. Select a morning glory plant if you want to add a splash of brilliant, dazzling colour to your home's interior.

Wandering Jew

As it thrives in dim conditions, this plant is a smart pick for hanging baskets. The plant thrives in high temperatures and can even survive in wet soil.

wandering jew plants

The bright purple-a almost-black foliage of the wandering jew (also known as the inch plant) is a popular feature of this popular houseplant. This plant is perfect for a vertical garden or hanging basket because of the graceful way it cascades down. Numerous varieties exist, each as stunning as the next. Some are a solid shade of green, some have stripes or veining, and some are purple, with fuzzy leaves. The fragrant flowers of the Wandering Jew are a welcome addition to any indoor vertical garden in spring, summer, fall, and winter!

Whew! We trust that you will enjoy these plants so much that you will begin your vertical garden collection right away, no matter how small your available space is.

Check our vertical gardening ideas!

vertical gardens

Advice on planting in a vertical space:

Following these guidelines should help your container garden flourish

  • Choose plants that are well-suited to the climate of your region.
  • Prepare a watering schedule for your lawn before leaving for weeks or days.
  • Maintain annual crop rotation if possible.

We appreciate you sticking with us through this informative article on how to grow the best indoor plants for vertical gardens. We will see you in our next, yet another interesting topic. 

Happy vertical gardening!

 

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