4 popular trailing plants to grow indoors

4 popular trailing plants to grow indoors

If you want to add a splash of color to your indoor environment while also bringing some nature, consider growing a trailing plant. You can position them in a container, bucket, or hanging basket to bring life to any indoor setting. They require little care and are suitable for any location, from an office to an apartment balcony. Because they're economical as well as beautiful, these indoor plants are a wonderful option for anyone who loves nature. The right condition will ensure that even if you're inept at gardening, there are a variety of indoor plants that will flourish. Here are five of the best ones to grow indoors!

What kind of indoor plant is a trailing plant?

A trailing plant typically trails along the floor or hangs down from a hanging basket. While they can be grown in pots, they trail over the sides of whatever pot it's growing in, often with one or two stems. They can be grown indoors or outdoors, but they do best in low light conditions. So they are especially great for indoor living since they don’t require a lot of sunlight. To find out the most popular trailing  and therefor best plants to grow indoors, we looked at the ease of growing, their ability to reduce indoor air pollution and their compatibility with low light conditions.

What are the best spots to keep a trailing plant indoors?

As you know now, trailing plants are great for indoor spaces since they don't require lots of light. Great places for these plants are anywhere from basement home offices, north facing windows or bathrooms and that's is not the only plus of this plant!Trailing plants are also great at cleaning the air indoors, with some of them even removing toxins like benzene, xylene and formaldehyde. They do this naturally with their large leaves and through the process of photosynthesis.

The five best trailing plants to grow indoors

  1. Wandering jew 

If you want to add a little colour to your indoor space, this trailing plant is a fine choice as it comes in a variety of colours, including red, purple, orange and yellow. It is easy to grow and survives well in low light conditions. 

  1. Ivy

The ivy has long, glossy leaves that trail down and look beautiful. This is another great plant for beginners as it is easy to care for and requires little maintenance. It does best with an average amount of sunlight, but it will also survive in low light conditions. 

  1. String of pearls

This is one of the most remarkable indoor trailing plants on this list. This plant grows a bunch of tiny pearls trailing along the floor. You can grow this trailing plant indoors as it does very well in low light. It is super easy to take care of, and you don’t have to water it very often. The string of pearls is also very affordable, so it’s the perfect choice for a beginner.

  1. spider plant

Spider plants are another common, easy-to-grow indoor plant. These plants are known for their unique “spider-looking” leaves that grow from the base of the plant. Spider plants produce long stalks of leaves that are usually silvery-green coloured. If you’re looking for a plant to help bring life to a shadier area of your home, the spider plant is a great choice. These plants do prefer brighter areas but do well with a few hours of sunlight a day.

How to care for your indoor trailing plant?

To care for your indoor trailing plant, you’ll first need to choose the best trailing plant for your space. Then, you’ll want to make sure that the soil your plant is growing in is moist at all times. Water your plant each time the top inch or two of soil feels dry, but don’t overdo it as this can lead to root rot. Finally, make sure to fertilize your indoor trailing plant every couple of months. If you are growing your plant outside, make sure to bring it in before the first frost and find a spot that gets a lot of indirect sunlight. If you have low light conditions, you can supplement it with a grow light. Also, make sure to water your indoor trailing plant regularly, but don’t overdo it as this can lead to root rot.

Trailing plants at The Plantroom in Rochmond London

Now that you know what trailing plants are and why they are great to have indoors, make sure to come and pick out your favorite at the PLantroom. They are easy to grow and don’t require a lot of maintenance, so even without a green thumb, it will flourish. They are also very affordable, so you don’t have to worry about them costing a lot. Whether you are looking to add a tropical feel to your indoor space or you just want to bring a little greenery indoors, a trailing plant is a great choice. Visit our garden center in Richmond or have a look in our webshop! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

 

 

 

 

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