75 Vine Plants: Flowering Climbing Vines Names, Pictures, Growing (Indoors)

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Gardening | February 26, 2024

Woman holding vine plant indoors wonders if there is a vine plants guide that includes how to grow and plant flowering vines, indoor vine plants and climbing flowers, fast growing vines and plants for trellis.

Vine plants tend to have robust and dynamic properties, able to adjust and adapt to changes in their environments.

Vines have evolved to use surrounding supports rather than investing energy into supportive tissue.

In other words, instead of evolving like trees with a sturdier stem (trunk), vines use these larger plants to get higher up and obtain the sunlight they need.

Being somewhat exposed at their base, vines have adapted to induce chemical defenses, protecting them from herbivores. Vines even have the ability to establish which plant they’re adjacent to, and in laboratory settings have been shown to coil around plants of other species rather than their own.1

So, if you’re looking for some lovely vines to adorn your home indoors or out, the following guide provides information on 75 types of vine plants, with their names and images so you can learn how to grow vines indoors in no time.

Vine Plant Facts

Another evolutionary advantage of the vine structure is that they’re able to grow in small patches of soil or are surrounded by exposed areas, allowing them to climb higher to capture sunlight while keeping its leaves in the brighter areas.

The habit of climbing is considered a key innovation for success and has been diversified amongst a number of different species and taxonomic groups of plants.



Ivy vine plant on a window in an oval frame with green background.
  • Characteristics: Thick-wedged green leaves, elongated stems
  • Family: Aralicaceae
  • Genus: Hedera

What Is a Vine? (Vines Plant)

The answer to “What is a vine (vines plant)” is simple, any plant with scandent (climbing) stems are considered vine plants.

There are certain plants in the world that grow in a vine-like manner only when support is available, such as low-growing shrubs like Poison Ivy.

Vines are typically found in tropical locations and are able to grow in deep shade thanks to their ability to climb and reach sunlight.

Types of Vine Plants (and Their Tree Climbing Spikes)

There are extensive types of vine plants in the world, which differ in size and origin. Darwin himself classified vines into 5 categories; Twinning Plants, Leaf Climbers, Root Climbers, Hooker Climbers, and Tendril Bearers.

There are contemporary five contemporary Ivy plant types which are twining vines, tendril vines, aerial rootlets, and hook vines.2

Twining vines, otherwise known as a bine, grows with their shoots spiraling out in a helix, as opposed to using tendrils or suckers. Many twining vines have rough stems, assisting them in climbing upwards.

This rotational growth is entirely autonomous, with no direction or preference toward the sun. Some twinning vines will always twist clockwise such as the runner bean.15

Tendril vines are classified by their tendril organ which is specialized to anchor and support the stems.3 A tendril is a slender strand-like organ resembling a coiled whip.

It may be made out of stem tissue or leafstalk tissue. A common tendril vine plant would be the Grape, Melon, or the Sweet Pea.

Tendrils are sensitive to contact, and when stroked lightly on its underside will eventually curve towards that side. This is the mechanism used to wrap and cling onto higher support structures it comes across.

Plants such as the English Ivy,16 climb by means of aerial rootlets (roots above ground) that grow alongside matted pads that cling easily to surfaces. This style of vine is found across many diverse families of plants and has different specializations.

These types of vines won’t need much assistance to grow except during the beginning and can grow so quickly that they may smother other plants in their path.

Lastly are the hook vines. These vines use hooks to grab and hoist their weight upon ledges and surfaces they come across.

One example would be Climbing Roses, which use their thorns to latch onto adjacent supports. The Virginia creeper is another example, growing suckers on the ends of small tendrils, sticking to anything it comes across.

Fast Growing Vines

Vine plants leaves vary wildly from species to species, as the word “vine” is more of a descriptor than a classification. They vary in shape, from triangular, starred, pointed, and shark-toothed.

One commonality between their leaves is that vines maximize their ability to photosynthesize with their leaves thanks to their evolutionary advantage of growing out of the shade.

The leaves from the vine will typically grow near the top of the vine stem, spreading out their surface area into the brightest areas they can find.

Vine Plants Growing Zone

The vine plants’ growing zone will vary depending on which species you’re growing. Before delving into which plants grow well in which zone it’s best to understand what the USDA growing zones are.

The hardiness zone map was designed by the USDA to help gardeners see which plants are best suited to grow in their local area.

The minimum winter temperatures and the harshness of your climate are some of the factors used to determine the partitions of each zone.

Close-up image of the purple flower, yellow pollens, and long leaves of Spiderwort vine.

(Image: dae jeung kim25)

Though the USDA hardiness zone is rather useful, it’s not perfect. The hardiness zone works best if you live in the eastern part of the continent, east of the 100th meridian.

In this area, geographical topography doesn’t vary as much, allowing the map to better predict outcomes. West of the 100th meridian the hardiness zone becomes far less useful.

In the west, there is a range of microclimates, including high amounts of rain, large spines of mountainous regions, and short distances between large gaps in elevation. All these factors reduce the accuracy, and therefore, the usefulness of the USDA hardiness zone map.

Watering needs for vine plants Growing zones for vine plants (Where to grow) will vary depending on the zone. If you’re in zone 5, which is on the cooler side of the hardiness zone, means you’ll be looking at growing some hardy vines.

The Trumpet Vine could be a choice if you’re in zone 5,17 as well as Clematis Vine. Zone 8, being on the warmer end of the zones, will accommodate far more varieties.

The White Swan Vine will do excellent, with large white flowers and gold highlights. Another great example is, of course, the Grape.

You won’t find Grapes growing in colder climates as they love the sun and need it to produce fruit. If you want to see which zone you’re in, then check out this link.18

How To Identify Vine Plants (Vine Plants Identification)

Vines are considered relatively easy to identify, as their unique characteristics allow them to stand out amongst other plants. You’ll be looking for long trailing stems which are climbing up other surfaces, including trees or buildings, or trailing along the forest floor.

Look for coiling tendrils, twining whip-like appendages, or thorns which may be used to cling and hoist themselves upwards. Vines will typically grow in spirals, an evolutionary trait that assists them in climbing and is typically considered a vine-like growth pattern.

There are also many apps that can be downloaded where you identify weeds by photo.

Indoor Vine Plants

If you intend to spruce up your home with some indoor plants, then vines are an excellent choice. They are extremely varied, well-fitted for almost any decor, and come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

Graphics of indoor vine plants showing potted Spiderwort, Pothos, Monstera deliciosa, String of Bananas, and Hoya Carnosa inside a house.

(Spiderwort Image: Ksenia Chernaya29) (Pothos Image: Luisella Planeta30)

You can coerce these wall plants to grow up the side of your kitchen cabinets or allow it to hang down beside the window in your living room.

Plant NameDescription
1. SpiderwortThis trailing vine packs a lot of color in a small package. They’re compact, allowing them to rest on desk, dresser, or windowsill without taking up too much real estate.
While their name may be offputting, this purple vine plant comes in a regal purple that is intermingled with green highlights which can liven up a bland space. This purple vine plant has a preference for warm, humid conditions and revels in lots of light.
Do keep in mind that this plant is toxic to both humans and animals4
2. PothosThe quintessential house favorite. The Pothos vine is a low-maintenance plant that grows extremely quickly.
The Pothos is a very hardy breed, allowing it to be kept in low-light conditions. A mature Pothos can grow to be 12 feet long and is one of the most common vines found within homes.
Caution around pets, as this one is also toxic
3. Monstera deliciosaThe Monstera deliciosa is another wonderfully low-maintenance plant. If you’re the type that could kill a Cactus, then this one may be for you.
They require medium to bright lighting conditions, not as hardy as the Pothos but still able to do well in low light. They thrive with support, preferably a moss pole held within the planter, as their aerial roots will search for purchase on something.
The Monstera deliciosa is an excellent choice for those just getting into horticulture
4. String of BananasThe comically named String of Bananas is a close relative to the String of Pearls.19 It’s a perennial, succulent vine which is native to the arid regions of Southwest Africa.
The String of Bananas vine is a quick grower, outpacing its Pearl cousin, and is even easier to take care of. This succulent requires five hours of sunlight, minimum, and a strict watering schedule, only watering when the soil is bone-dry
5. Hoya CarnosaHoya Carnosa is an extremely popular type of Hoya plant for indoor growers. They grow long vines and tendrils with large glossy leaves.
This flowering vine is part of the Dogbane family and is native to Eastern Asia and Australia. Its waxy foliage alongside its sweet-scented flowers have made caused this plant to find its way into thousands of homes.
The Hoya carnosa has been cultivated for hundreds of years and in the UK, the Royal Horticultural Society awarded it with a Garden Merit

Vine Plants Outdoor (Vining Plants Outdoor)

Below is a list of vine plants for outdoor.

Graphics of vine plants outdoors showing Star Jasmine, Bougainvillea, Scarlet Runner Bean, Cypress Vine, Mandevilla, Moonflower, Black-eyed Susan Vine, Firecracker Vine, False Hydrangea Vine, Caroline Jessamine, and Chocolate Vine images in circle frames.

Plant NameDescription
6. Star JasmineThis perennial vine appears extremely delicate with bone-white flowers and an amazing scent. Growing the Star Jasmine upon a doorway or your fences to allow that scent to pass you everytime you walk underneath would be a remarkable addition to your garden
7. BougainvilleaAnother perennial vine with paper-like flowers. This vine blossoms with electric pink flowers.
It’s an evergreen vine, meaning it retains its foliage year-round
8. Scarlet Runner BeanThis heirloom vine blossoms with vibrant red blooms that will bring Hummingbirds to your yard. If you’re extra adventurous then even you could eat the beans which grow upon this plant.
This fast-growing red vine plant requires plenty of room and full sun to thrive
9. Cypress VineThe Cypress Vine, or Cardinal Creeper, is native to tropical regions of the American continent and grows beautiful blossoms in red, salmon, and orange
10. MandevillaThis bushy vine becomes festooned in gorgeous blossoms that come in a variety of colors including red, pink, and white. The flowers will last all summer, and is considered an annual in temperate regions but will grow as an evergreen in hotter zones
11. MoonflowerThis large-blossomed flower blooms in the evening with a wedding dress-white petal that can be 6 inches wide. They have an inviting smell and attract all manner of pollinators.
This vine will do best with full sun
12. Black-eyed Susan VineThis yellow flowering vine has sunflower-yellow blossoms and works exceptionally well in pots or hanging baskets. In hotter climates, it will grow as a perennial
13. Firecracker VineThis alien-like vine looks like it belongs on another planet. It grows with elongated finger-like flowers that come in with a red coloration and then slowly fade to yellows and whites.5
Also known as the Spanish Flag, this species of vine is native to Mexico and Brazil
14. False Hydrangea VineThis showier vine grows a distinct and odd coloration upon its leaves, streaking them with purples and whites to mix in with the greens. This deciduous shrub grows rather tall and will climb onto anything you leave near it
15. Caroline JessamineThis butter-yellow twining vine is a “False Jasmine”, and is not related to the edible varieties. A commonality between vines is their ability to produce toxins to prevent their exposed mass from being eaten, and this vine is no different.
Touching this can cause skin irritation, so be careful
16. Chocolate VineThis five-leafed shrub is native to Japan, and contains clusters of purple flowers that cover this hardy vine. Keeping it in a pot can be the best, as it’s considered an aggressive grower and may take over your yard

Plants for Trellis

These vine plants are excellent climbers, quick to grow, and have been cultivated to fit perfectly for your trellis.

Graphics of plants for trellis showing Grape Vine, Clematis Jacmanii, Trumpet Vine, Hyacinth Bean Vine, and Mexican Morning Glory images in circle frames.

Plant NameDescription
17. Grape VineThis vining plant flowers with an abundance of fruits and is native to the Mediterreanean region. This vine is an important economic factor in these regions, and has been cultivated for over 8000 years.20
As is well known, their fruits can be eaten fresh or dried, and are fermented into wine. These plants will grow exceptionally along a trellis and make beautiful and functional additions to your yard
18. Clematis JacmaniiThe Clematis Jackmanni is one of the most popular and attractive vines that do well upon a trellis. It comes in shades of large blooming purple flowers.
This modern hybrid Clematis loves to climb and can be found in gardens around the world, ranging from zones between 4 and 11
19. Trumpet VineThis species is native to eastern North America, and flowers with an orangey-pink coloration that resembles a trumpet. These extensive growers blossom during the summer months and are attractive to Hummingbirds
20. Hyacinth Bean VineThis annual vine drapes your trellis in purplish blossoms with red-green bean pods. They add a lot of variety and color to your backyard and will extensively cover any trellis
21. Mexican Morning GloryThis species of the Convolvulcaea which is native to the tropics, is a perennial twining vine. They display fan-like flowers which shine with a vibrant blue.
It prefers warm, southfacing walls, and can be a toxic irritant

Climbing Flowers (Flowering Vines)

Climbing flowers (flowering vines) are types of flowers that both are able to climb and flower. These could be used to augment your ornamental garden or brought inside to bring the fragrance indoors.

Graphics of flowering vines showing Sweet Pea, Virginia Creeper, Climbing Hydrangea, Honeysuckle, Wisteria, Rangoon Creeper, and Vasevine images in circle frames.

Plant NameDescription
22. Sweet PeaThis fragrant ornamental flower known as the Sweet Pea is another Meditteranean native and loves lots of sun. They are also a good vine for the trellis as they grow steadily upwards and will spill over the sides of pots if not given enough support
23. Virginia CreeperThis species of flowering vine is actually part of the grape family. They’re a deciduous climber which can reach heights of over 100 feet in the wild.
They climb with tendrils and produce small clusters of toxic berries
24. Climbing HydrangeaThis flowering vine is native to Japanese woodlands. It grows very slowly and may take up to five years to begin flowering.
This climbing flower will use suckers to scale any supports it finds6
25. HoneysuckleHoneysuckle are a wide-spanning species of vine that can be both fragrant and colorful and cultivated for these reasons within the garden. They will easily climb any trellis, and certain types will produce edible flowers21
26. WisteriaWisteria is a long-lived vine that drapes and cascades trees in walls of flowers that come in shades of purples and pinks. This plant looks gorgeous when grown along windowsills or within ornamental trees
27. Rangoon CreeperThis sweet and fruity-smelling flowering vine is native to tropical Asia. It can reach up to 20 feet tall, with long flowing elliptical leaves and rich red blooming flowers
28. VasevineThe Vasevine is a woody twining vine that has a lavender bell that hangs pointing downwards. This plant feeds many types of wildlife, including Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Bees7

Hanging Vines

These vines are able to hang down, typically over the edge of a pot or windowsill, and languish lazily growing downwards. Many of these will be grown indoors and used to spruce up the decor, or hung in a wall-like shape to create a natural privacy wall.

Graphics of hanging vines showing Creeping Fig, Boston Ivy, Bleeding-heart Vine, Apple Blossom Clematis, New Guinea Creeper, and Bougainvillea Paper Flower images in circle frames.

Plant NameDescription
29. Creeping FigThis species of flowering Mulberry is native to East Asia but has found its way to the United States. It’s typically cultivated as a houseplant and does extremely well in a pot or basket
30. Boston IvyThe Boston Ivy plant is another vine in the grape family.22 It can easily climb walls and structures, but does well in a pot.
This perennial plant will change colors to a sunset orange and wont choke out other plants
31. Bleeding-heart VineThis beautiful flowering vine is native to tropical west Africa. It has large waxy leaves and blooms red flowers with white calyxes.
This vine prefers a warmer climates ranging around hardiness zone 9
32. Apple Blossom ClematisAnother evergreen Clematis, this vine flowers into a bouquet of pinkish-white flowers that persist for weeks. They have a sweet, perfume-like fragrance and are unsurpassed climbers.
They will hang their vines down your pot and are tolerant to different climates
33. New Guinea CreeperThe New Guinea Creeper is a flowering plant within the Fabaceae family native to Papua New Guinea. The flowers grow in claw-shaped canoes and have a distinct vermillion coloration
34. Bougainvillea Paper FlowerThis variant of the Bougainvillea native to Brazil has similar purple flowers to its cousin. They bloom best under stress, keeping their soil slightly dry will incite flowering8

Fast Growing Vines

This following list will cover fast-growing vines. Fast growers will typically have higher watering needs for vine plants, preferring a more moist soil.

Graphics of fast growing vines showing Passionflower, Crossvine, Rocktrumpet, Rambling Rose, and Potato Vine images in circle frames.

The best growing conditions for vine plants do vary, but sometimes the fastest growers will grow regardless of condition.

Plant NameDescription
35. PassionflowerThis genus of vine is mostly climbing or prostrate, though some are shrubs. They enjoy moist soil and some even produce edible fruits.
They have wispy-looking anthers which protrude outwards upon pinkish-white flowers
36. CrossvineThe Crossvine got its name from the cross-shaped pattern which appears after cutting the stem. It tolerates dense shade and has trumpet-shaped yellow flowers that resemble miniature sunflowers
37. RocktrumpetThe Rocktrumpet is a subtropical flower vine also known as the Mandevilla. They grow well along walls and have flowers that range between pink and bright red
38. Rambling RoseThe Rambling Rose are vigorous shrubs with long stems that emerge from the base. They will push their way through bushes and towards trees and can be used to cover unsightly areas in the yard
39. Potato VineAs the name would suggest, this vine is closely related to the Potato plant. This beautiful flowering vine is fast-growing, ornamental, and produces large clusters of star-shaped, milky purple flowers.
The blossoms are unique in that they can last nearly all season, and dark inedible fruits will follow after they fall off. They have semi-green glossy foliage and was gifted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society9

Perennial Vines

Perennial vines are vines that survive for more than two seasons. Many vines are only perennial in warmer climates.

Graphics of perennial vines showing Dutchman’s Pipe, Bittersweet, Hardy Passionflower, Bees Jubilee, and Variegated Kiwi images in circle frames.

The term perennial is also used to define plants with little to no woody growth. Perennials will typically have a shorter flowering period compared to annuals, so many gardeners will grow a combination of the two to maximize their flowering period.

Plant NameDescription
40. Dutchman’s PipeThis striking plant is a woody vine that produces pipe or bell-shaped flowers with large wide leaves. The flowers are noticeably bad-smelling, some describing it as rotting meat, and will attract pollinating flies
41. BittersweetThe Bittersweet vine is a climbing vine which is native to Eastern Asia. Brought to the United States in the 19th century, these hardy perennial vines grow in sunset colors and leave clusters of tiny flowers with, as you guessed, bittersweet berries
42. Hardy PassionflowerThe Hardy Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a flowering vine that can be grown between zone 6 to 9. This evergreen plant will lay dormant when exposed to freezing temperatures but grow back during the spring.
It’s considered one of the good tree vines species
43. Bees JubileeThis species of Clematis is a large-flowered mauve petal with deep pink stripes. The blooms will appear during late spring and once more during fall.
These perennial vines will reach up to 10 feet tall and will grow well in climates as cold as Zone 3 and up to Zone 9.
44. Variegated KiwiThis flamboyantly leafed vine has striking foliage with shades of salmon pink. It’s a dioecious plant, meaning there are both male and female plants.
Edible fruits appear in the early fall. This fast-growing plant is perfect for trellises or outdoor structures

Wild Vines

These plants will typically be found in the wild rather than in the garden, as they haven’t been cultivated at home for long, if at all. They come in all varieties, many of which aren’t as luscious or vibrant as some of their garden-grown relatives.

Graphics of wild vines showing Skunkvine, Saltmarsh Dodder, Pinkfringe, Mexican Flame Vine, Marsh Pepper Smartweed. Bamboo Vine, Exotic Swallowwort, Evergreen Clematis, Devils Gut, Cats Claw, Catbrier, Kombe Arrow Poison, Balloon Vine, Aspen Pea, and Balsam Apple images in circle frames.

(Pinkfridge Image: Dick Culbert31)(Bamboo Vine Image: Douglas Goldman32)

Plant NameDescription
45. SkunkvineThis sour smelling vine used to be grown as an ornamental plant, though the honor has slowly fallen out of fashion. While pretty, the name is accurate, as many say it smells like a skunk when the leaves are crushed or broken
46. Saltmarsh DodderThe Saltmarsh Dodder is a coastal vine, found near saltwater and is considered to grow in conjunction with other sunflower species in a parasitic relation. Their leaves are rudimentary and nearly invisible, with white granular flowers.
Overtime these vines will absorb nutrients from their host plants
47. PinkfringePinkfringe is a vine native to tropical America. This ornamental plant blooms with four petals that come in colors such as strawberry milkshake and violet.
It will naturally be found around pastures and the edge of forests and is an environmental weed in Hawaii
48. Mexican Flame VineThe Mexican Flame Vine is an evergreen vine with arrowhead-shaped leaves and a brilliant corona of fire-red flowers. They bloom from late spring to fall and are a major attractant for butterflies and bees.
These flowers are a favorite of the Monarch butterfly, so if you’re in the region for their migration you could consider planting a bundle
49. Marsh Pepper SmartweedAlso known as the Water Pepper, is a widespread species found mostly in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. They grow in damp soil and shallow water and is commonly eaten in Japan.
The pungent leaves can be sold as an herb
50. Bamboo VineSmilax laurifolia, known as the Bamboo Vine, is a greenbrier vine native to the southeastern United States. It’s a woody vine with stems that can reach up to 15 feet and can be found in bogs, marshes, and swamps.
They provide a habitat for animals and has also been known to be used medicinally10
51. Exotic SwallowwortThese perennial vines have invaded natural habitats within the United States. They grow opposite leaves with shiny margins. Their deep purple flowers grow in clusters.
The species which is growing vine plants from a seed is the reason for its imminent spread
Photo of the Catbrier vine that almost covers up a steel fence.

(Image: Fepup26)

Plant NameDescription
52. Evergreen ClematisThis evergreen vine has a showy white flower with thick and leathery green leaves. They provide quick cover for patios or trellis and work well as a privacy screen
53. Devils GutA plant named Devils Gut can’t mean anything good, and this is no exception. This parasitic vine grows both flowers and fruits but requires a host plant.
They will penetrate other plants and absorb nutrients which is considered an agricultural pest by the USDA
54. Cats ClawThis woody vine is found within the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas. Getting its name from the thorns which protrude out to latch onto their supporting structures, scientists have been studying this vine to determine if there are any health benefits23
55. CatbrierThis spiny woody perennial vine has stout canes covered in spikes. They flower with small male and female clusters on one plant and fruits with small black berries
56. Kombe Arrow PoisonThis vine is native to tropical regions of Africa and has been a long-used source of arrow poison. The plant has come a long way from poison to medicine, as it is now used to treat heart failure.
The chemical in it, cardiac glycosides, are extracted from seeds and can reduce the heart rate11
57. Balloon VineThis climbing wild vine is found in tropical and subtropical areas and grows balloon-like pods with large black seeds. The Balloon Vine is a diuretic and known to help treat rheumatism and nervous diseases
58. Aspen PeaThe Aspen Pea is found mostly along Colorada Plateau, and grows small clusters of purple, bell-shaped flowers
59. Balsam AppleThis species of gourd-bearing vine is native to tropical regions of Africa and has also been found in parts of Florida. The bitter melon is edible when young and green, but has been known to induce vomiting if eaten when ripe

Edible or Useful Vines

This section of vines will cover the edible varieties as well as vines that bear other uses than eating. There are hundreds of species of:

Graphics of edible or useful vines showing Texas Gourd, Cantaloupe Melon, Trailing Black Currant, Squash, Watermelon, Cucumber, and Box Bean images in circle frames,

(Trailing Black Currant Image: Christian Hummert33)(Box Bean Image: Steve Fitzgerald34)

Plant NameDescription
60. Texas GourdAlso known as the Buffalo Gourd, this vine has been a staple food of many Native American groups. Breaking open the gourds reveals a grouping of seeds and has been considered a dry-lands food source.
The seeds are high in fat, something which can be difficult to come across, especially in a desert
61. Cantaloupe MelonVines in the Melon family will grow long tendrils that can reach up to seven feet. This plant was first mentioned in English literature in the year 1739, and has become a commercial crop in the United States since 1890.
The Melons have an orange flesh that’s moderately sweet.
62. Trailing Black CurrantRibes laxiflorum, otherwise known as the Trailing Black Currant, can grow up to 1 meter high and trails along the forest floor. Fuzzy stems with maple-shaped leaves will eventually grow pinkish flowers alongside black berries.
These berries are widely sought after and used in preserves or eaten fresh
63. SquashSquash vines, are an edible species of gourd that grow herbaceous vines with long tendrils. These gourds vary in size, taste, and type.
Pumpkins are part of the squash family, as are the spaghetti squash. They’re high in nutrients such as vitamin C and A, and have been used in puddings, desserts and other baking
64. WatermelonThe well-known Watermelon grows in tropical climates, with long trailing vines which is highly cultivated worldwide. The vine grows a large edible fruit with is technically a berry, and a deliciously sweet and juicy flesh.
This has been used in beverages, treats, and the rind itself is even edible after cooking
65. CucumberThe Cucumber is another highly-cultivated creeping vine which grows a culinary vegetable. This highly nutritious fruit is high-fiber and high in water content that may even help lower your blood sugar12
66. Box BeanThe Box Bean is an interesting vine. It climbs high into the tropical forest canopy and can be dispersed via ocean currents.
The bark of the vine has been traditionally used as primitive shampoo, creating a lather that cleanses the scalp

Invasive Vines

Here are the list of invasive vines.

Graphics of invasive vines showing Japanese Knotweed, Common Privet, Kudzu, Giant Hogweed, Wintercreeper, Poison Ivy, Rosary Pea, Mothvine, and Japanese Hops images in circle frames.

Plant NameDescription
67. Japanese KnotweedThis herbaceous perennial plant will outcompete and outgrow most anything in its path. Careful, as in some countries the buying, selling, trading and propagating of Japanese knotweed is illegal,24 and can result in major fines13
68. Common PrivetThis fast-growing bushy vine is a successful invasive species that’s been out-competing native vegetation. This species was first introduced to the United States in the 1700s as an ornamental type of vine.
Studies have shown that areas with large amounts of privet contain fewer trees
69. KudzuThe king of invasive species, the Kudzu is a dense vine that knows no bounds. This perennial vine will climb, coil and trail it’s way across anything in its path and smother it with its mass of leaves and vines, killing anything beneath by blocking out the sun.
This infamous weed has made its way across the United States and is considered a mile-a-minute invader
70. Giant HogweedGiant Hogweed is a poisonous exotic plant that contains phototoxic sap which is activated by light.14 This member of the Carrot family spreads easily and can establish along the edges of roadsides and ditches.
If the sap gets on you it can cause severe burns and needs to be eradicated very carefully.
71. WintercreeperThis rapidly growing vine native to Asia has aggressive root systems that can climb trunks and walls. While juvenile these vines can reach up to 60 feet if supported.
If pruned regularly it can be kept under control and grow as a shrub
72. Poison IvyThis well-known invasive green vine plant bears three green and glossy leaves with jagged edges. This plant creates urushiol, an oily sap that causes itchy rashes and allergic reactions.
It grows between Zones 3 to 10, and when growing as a vine can be up to 150 feet tall15
73. Rosary PeaLike all evergreen vines, the Rosary Pea has year-round foliage, with delicate purple blooms. Their seed pods are distinct and contain bright red seeds with black tips where connected to the pod which are also toxic.
These vines displace native species and are considered a nuisance
74. MothvineThis nasty little vine invades and smothers natural vegetation with tangled canes and wide leaves. The entirety of the vine contains “latex” sap which is poison and can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties
75. Japanese HopsThese hops were imported into the U.S., and are now considered a threat to native plant-life. This dense vine grows as a mat and smothers the vegetation beneath it.
The only way to control them is to hand-pull and systemic herbicide

Vine Plants Disease Prevention

Vine plants disease prevention can come in many varieties. Some of the common pests of the vine plants are grape berry moths, Japanese beetles, aphids, and ladybeetles.

If you encounter any of these, some natural pest control for vine plants includes the tried and classic soapy water mixed with oil, as well as diatomaceous earth.

How to stop vine plants disease will depend on the species of vine you’re growing, but mostly involves good preventative methods such as proper care. Learn the watering needs of your vines and determine how much sunlight they need and if they should be moved to sunnier or shadier areas.

Now if you’re trying to get rid of an invasive infestation of vine plants, there is an organic weed killer recipe: 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1 cup of salt, and a tablespoon of dish soap. Mix this into a spray bottle and liberally spray the weeds at the sunniest part of the day to increase the results.

How To Propagate Vine Plants

Learning how to propagate vine plants can be a daunting task, but in many regards, it’s quite simple. Firstly, growing vine plants from a cutting are as easy as it sounds; cut a short length of stem from your vine, roughly 4-6 inches, let it dry out for a few hours, and place the end in water.

If you intend on growing vine plants from a seed, first you’ll have to establish if your vine propagates that way. Canary Creeper, Black-eyed Susan, and the Passion Flower are such vines that produce seeds.

Plant your seeds under an inch of soil and keep them moist and under 16 hours of light. Growing vine plants from a seedling is another alternative if you can find them at your local horticultural store.

Some planting tips for vine plants are to ensure they have plenty of sunlight, and if they’re climbing vines make sure they are given enough support. Water them regularly for the first year and secure shelters for the base of your vines to prevent predation.

Companion plants for growing vine plants such as Basil, Oregano, and Clover mix well with certain vines such as grapes and cucumbers.

Vine Plants Facts

Vine plants facts vary from vine to vine, but there are some interesting ones that stand out. Vine comes from the old French word “Vigne”, meaning vineyard, conferring the popularity of the grape.

This word has been adopted to cover all manner of vine-like plants.

Photo of the Virginia Creeper vine as it grows in the middle of dried leaves on the ground.

The world’s smallest vineyard is owned by the Dalai Lama. The vineyard of Farinet which is roughly 1600 m² is located in Saillon, Switzerland.

It contains 3 separate vines which produce up to 1000 bottles that are sold for the benefit of children’s associations.

Over the course of 2021 to 2022, over 516 million liters of wine were sold worldwide, which is equivalent to nearly two and a half glasses of wine per person.

Vine Plants Symbolism

Vine plants’ symbolism has shifted over the course of history, but the symbolism they share has been as varied as the classification itself. They can signify determination, as they’re able to grow in the most unlikely of places.

Their ability to cling can also signify their inability to give up, stretching towards the sun and reaching into the canopies of trees to crown them.

The vine plants’ ability to latch onto things make them a great indoor plant, and growing one just takes a little time.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vine Plants

How Long It Takes To Grow Vine Plants?

The Kudzu vine is considered one of the fastest-growing vines, growing at a rate of one foot per day, whereas one of the slowest is the Wisteria, growing at roughly a foot a year.

How Much Sunlight Do Vine Plants Need Each Day?

Many indoor vines will require at least four hours of sunlight daily, whereas some may need as much as 8.

How Far Apart To Plant Vine Plants?

Vine plants require lots of space, especially if you don’t want them taking over your neighboring plants. Give them roughly 6 to 10 feet of space from other plants, and about 1 foot from each other.


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