Alice Spenser-Higgs
3 minute read
24 May 2020
10:54 am

Add character to a room with indoor trailing plants

Alice Spenser-Higgs

A humid bathroom, kitchen or warm living room offers the perfect micro-climate for ferns.

Fern plant. Picture: iStock

Trailing plants are not usually the first choice as indoor plants. But, there are a number of creative ways to display them that adds character to a room without cluttering it. Vining plants like the Ticky creeper (Ficus pumila), Philodendron scandens, also known as the sweetheart plant for its heart-shaped leaves, and Golden Pothos (Scindapsus aureus) are all vigorous growers, easily trained as indoor climbers on a wall trellis or frame, up a staircase, on room dividers, and balconies. Philodendron scandens is able to grow for metres or can be trimmed and kept to a manageable size. Plants tolerate all...