The best climbing plants to fill indoor and outdoor spaces with life

Climbers or vines are an excellent option for decorating both outdoor and indoor spaces, as they give a spectacular touch to a garden, a terrace, a wall, a pergola, or even a balcony. They grow according to the orientation given to them, obtaining perfect and colorful results.

There is a great variety of them, and they can stand out for having very striking flowers or for having very decorative leaves despite not having flowers.

Here you will be able to know some species that you can plant to generate a very beautiful and striking space wherever you want.


It is evergreen and lasts for many years as it is one of the most resistant. There are different varieties with different sizes, shapes and shades of leaves, some being white and others yellow. It needs to be in shaded areas, and the soil must be kept moist during the first years.

upholstery ficus

It is a perennial climber that has varieties with white or yellow leaves. It needs to be in a semi-shaded place and never receive direct sun, as it would burn its leaves. It is not recommended for very cold areas in winter, since it does not support frost, and if it is indoors, it should be taken outside for a couple of hours every morning.

in love with the wall

Also called “Virgin vine”, it is a deciduous shrub that grows a lot and quickly. But in addition, it is especially interesting because in autumn its leaves take on a shade between orange and red that is very striking. It is especially recommended to cover walls and walls; And best of all, it doesn’t need pruning.

Night Lady

It is one of the most beautiful climbers. In addition, it gives off a very pleasant aroma, so it is perfect for creating a striking environment and taking advantage of the perfume that it gives us when we are under it.


It is a spectacular climber with a beautiful lilac color that manages to cover any area in a short time.


In areas with cold climates it is grown as an annual plant, since it only lives one year; but, in warm places, it is a perennial plant since it can live for several years, growing rapidly.

grape vine

It is perfect to cover a pergola since it is deciduous and will not cover the little sun that there is in winter. Its stems are twisted, and are beautiful when the leaves fall in winter. In addition, it produces fruits, grapes, delicious and in different varieties. The downside is that the vine tends to attract insects.

climbing rose

It is one of the best known and most successful, especially among lovers of rose bushes. It only blooms once a year, during the spring, but it does so abundantly that it will cover the entire climber.


It flowers spectacularly and, if the winter is cold, it loses its leaves, but then they sprout again.


It is one of the fastest growing climbers, and quickly covers a fence or wall.


It blooms for a long time and has several species, all with beautiful flowers and some even with edible fruits.

Tips for transplanting a vine

  • Vines or climbers of medium or large size have a little complication when it comes to transplanting, which means that in most cases it is not done. Its transplant is usually ruled out since being mounted on a wall or pergola it is very difficult to separate it all without breaking. In addition, you would have to prune all its branches to be able to do it and it would not be worth it since you would practically be left with a bare plant.
  • There are species that have more facilities when it comes to being transplanted since others are not able to overcome the fact that most of their roots are damaged. However, all plants suffer a little trauma when you transplant them as they lose part of their roots, so they always need time to recover.
  • The transplant of the vine should be done when the plant is in the rest season, that is, in winter. Never do it when it is in the growth phase or in spring or summer since you would leave it without roots at the moment when the flowers and leaves need them the most. Autumn can also be a good time, although not in warm areas where plants continue to grow. Avoid winter times when there are frosts and very cold so that the roots do not suffer too much.
  • At the time of transplanting, make sure the soil is a little moist and do a significant pruning to reduce the length of the branches and make their transfer easier.
  • If the vine is small, wrap the root ball in heavy plastic or tarp and tie it tight so it doesn’t break or fall apart. If it is large, you would have to wrap it with a metallic cloth and then apply plaster to make sure it stays in good condition.
  • When you have moved it to its new location, you should plant it by making a good hole and mixing the soil with organic fertilizer. Water it so that the sprouting phase can begin and make sure that it never dries out, as its roots are weak from the transplant and need a lot of water to develop again.