Indoor Creeper Plants
1. String of Nickels
Botanical Name: Dischidia nummularia
Dischidia is a trailing epiphytic plant that thrives when perched on high surfaces. Its unique, often pouch-like leaves create an exotic cascade. You can also go for Dischidia hirsuta, and we have a great article on growing it here.
2. Creeping Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus pumila
Creeping Fig is well-known for its rapid growth and dainty, heart-shaped leaves. When positioned on a higher shelf, the trailing vines create a green waterfall, producing an instant touch of lushness.
3. Inch Plant
Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina
The Inch Plant is popular for its variegated foliage that adds a splash of color to your décor. When elevated, the cascading stems and leaves form a dense, flowing curtain of greenery and subtle hues, delivering both vibrancy and texture to any room.
4. Goldfish Plant
Botanical Name: Columnea gloriosa
Named for its bloom resembling a goldfish, this plant provides a vivid burst of color while trailing. The cascading stems full of bright orange flowers offer a dramatic visual display when elevated on a shelf or hanging basket.
5. Silver Falls
Botanical Name: Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’
Silver Falls is known for its long, silvery tendrils that flow elegantly from high places. The silver-gray foliage reflects light, offering a shiny, cascading effect that brings a modern aesthetic to indoor spaces.
Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictus
Scindapsus is a fan favorite for its low-maintenance care and elegant trailing vines. Its heart-shaped leaves create an eye-catching cascade when positioned on a high surface.
7. String of Pearls
Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus
This succulent plant is famous for its round, pearl-like leaves that hang down like jeweled strands. When placed on a higher surface, the long, trailing stems of the String of Pearls create a whimsical, curtain-like display that makes it a captivating focal point.
8. Wax Plant
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa
The Wax Plant features waxy leaves and aromatic flowers. The plant’s vines grow densely and, when elevated, offer a robust, trailing display that is both luscious and fragrant.
9. English Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
A classic trailing plant, its vines are highly adaptive and can spread vigorously, creating an elegant, overflowing effect when situated on a high shelf or stand.
10. Hope Peperomia
Botanical Name: Peperomia ‘Hope’
Peperomia plants are compact, but their trailing varieties can offer a colorful and textured display when elevated. Their thick, glossy leaves add a vibrant touch to a cascading setup, making them a stunning yet easy-to-care-for choice.
11. Lipstick Plant
Botanical Name: Aeschynanthus radicans
The plant stands out with its striking red blooms that resemble lipstick tubes. When placed on a higher surface, its trailing vines and flashy blooms create a stunning visual play, adding a tropical flair to any space.
12. Swedish Ivy
Botanical Name: Plectranthus verticillatus
This plant and its variegated varieties add an extra layer of color, enhancing visual interest as it trails down. The spots/patches or even whole white or yellow leaves, along with the green ones, captures attention and adds variety to any indoor setting.
13. Creeping Charlie
Botanical Name: Glechoma hederacea
Creeping Charlie is notable for its soft leaves having scalloped edges. As it trails down, it adds a lush look that can fill an empty corner, a tabletop, and a shelf effortlessly.
14. Creeping Jenny
Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia
The plant stands out with its bright, lime-green leaves. When placed in a high location, the striking color can serve as an accent or focal point in your interior decor.