Top 10 most beautiful climbing plants
Nowadays, climbing plants are all over social media. You might even own a plant without knowing it is secretly dreaming of climbing! Of course, it looks fantastic to have such a plant in your living room. Nothing can give your home that jungle look quite like a climbing plant does. And there is something extra rewarding about them: they will often display new leaf shapes the longer you let them climb! You can see your plant evolve through the years, from baby to mature form. How cool is that? In this article we show you the plant as a baby, and how it looks when it’s an adult! Let’s not wait any longer: here are our top 10 most beautiful climbing plants!
1. Monstera Deliciosa Mint Variegata
Of course, no other plant could reach the top of our list than the Monstera Deliciosa Mint Variegata! This rare beauty will not only surprise you with creamy green-speckled leaves, but you’ll have the pleasure of seeing it mature to leaves full of lace-like holes, even bigger than the one in the picture. This plant loves to have any support such as a plant stake or moss pole. Just like it would have in the jungle, where it climbs on trees to race other plants to the canopy!
2. Anthurium Veitchii
You might not have expected to see an Anthurium in this list, and yet anthuriums are epiphytic plants, meaning they grow on other plants! Often, they are attached to trees and will (very) slowly but surely climb their way up the sky. And look how gorgeous this Anthurium Veitchii is. It’s just as cute when it’s a baby as it is stunning when it’s older! Those rippled leaves are everything.
3. Rhaphidophora Decursiva
The Rhaphidophora Decursiva, also known as Dragon’s tail, is rarely seen in its mature form because it is rarely allowed to climb. But look how gorgeous this plant is! The leaves are very thick and glossy, almost like plastic. If you want a plant to give you a palm tree feeling like you’re on an island, then this is a very good candidate!
4. Philodendron Splendid
Cross two of the most beautiful philodendrons together, and you’ll get the Philodendron Splendid! This hybrid has the best of its two parents, the Philodendron Melanochrysum and Philodendron Verrucosum. The leaves are wavy, dark, velvety and the plant is easy-going. What else to ask for?
5. Monstera Obliqua
If you’re up for a challenge, the Monstera Obliqua will definitely reward you with its out-of-this-world foliage! The skeleton leaves do not look like any other plant. And like its monstera cousins, if you want big leaves, you’ll have to give it a pole to climb on!
6. Epipremnum Aureum
We all had, or still have one of these plants in our home: the Epipremnum Aureum, famously known as Golden Pothos or Devil’s Ivy, is a long-time favourite of people all over the world. We love it for its beautifully coloured leaves and easy temper. It is so resistant that it’s considered an invasive species in several countries! What is less known, however, is the mature form of this plant. Some people think it’s a Monstera at first glance because the leaves become huge and produce beautiful fenestrations. The key to unlocking this evolution: lots of light… and a moss pole to climb on!
7. Philodendron Majestic
The Philodendron Majestic is as royal as its name indicates. This plant results from the cross between Philodendron Sodiroi and Philodendron Verrucosum. We struggled to find a mature picture to show you how magnificent it gets. Hopefully, that mystery will motivate you even more to let this beauty climb… and discover for yourself how majestic this Philodendron is.
8. Epipremnum Pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’
If you are looking for a blue-silvery easy-going plant, the Epipremnum Pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’ is the one for you! You can let it trail but considering how gorgeous it gets when mature, it would almost be criminal not to give this plant a pole to climb on!
9. Syngonium Albo Variegata
Very few plant lovers know that the Syngonium Albo Variegata can drastically change appearance when it gets old and established. It is not too needy when it comes to climbing and a plant stake or any kind of support could be enough, coupled with a lot of patience. What you see in the right picture is actually just the first stage of this plant’s evolution, but with time it will develop several lobes per leaf! The debate is still open as to how many lobes can this plant really grow… some really old specimens have shown leaves made of 8 lobes, and sometimes even more!
10. Philodendron Giganteum Blizzard
Let’s end this list with a storm, a snowstorm! Yes, the Philodendron Giganteum Blizzard deserves its place here. It’s the snowy-variegated version of the Philodendron Giganteum, a plant that can truly become gigantic provided that the right conditions are present. And one of these conditions is, you guessed it, a support to climb on! Imagine such a perfect leaf, being the size of half of your body… a dream blanket!
We hope this list was inspiring! Which one do you feel like growing? You’ll find all these species in our shop, as babies, M, L, XL and sometimes even XXL sizes on PLNTS.com. Let’s create the perfect jungle together!
Lisa is a true plant enthusiast at heart, and her passion for greenery knows no bounds! Her apartment is a lush oasis, filled with the most unusual and exotic plants. So, if you're ever in need of plant-related guidance, she's your girl!