Climbing Plants: 8 Best Plants and Taking Care of Them

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Climbing plants on your walls either outside your home or inside can create a stunning and beautiful effect in your home.

Before getting to decide what type of plant you need in your home or in your grade, it is best to think about the planting space.

This is particularly important if you are planning to have climbing plants in your balcony where space is often less and small mistakes can become glaring errors or annoying obstructions.

Instead, plan about the space you want to end up with and then work backward, asking yourself some very basic but necessary questions.

The most important one being the space you want to plant your creepers which means in the UAE taking the cumulative effects of light, shade, water, and heat into account.

You will have to work with these factors than working against them.

Let’s learn more about climbing plants in detail.

Climbing Plants

One of the hardest skills as a garden is to master the art of incorporating climbing vines or creepers into a landscape.

Annual Vines like a cardinal climber and morning glory are easy to grow and last for a single season, thus if you want to discontinue planting them you can easily do so.

However, perennial vines stay in your garden for years and will only get larger and fuller over time.

Deciding where to place your vines is an important step and often a daunting one whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener.

taking care of climbing plants

There are some stunning perennial vines that you can have over the doorways, up trees, or even dangle from hanging pots.

Pro-Tip

Vines climb in different methods and learning about this can help determine what best suits your home.

Twining vines climb a trellis, fence, or other structures by branches that grow in circling form, thus, twisting themselves around the structure.

Another modified form of twining is tendrils, that is small shoots that anchor themselves to a supporting structure.

Other vines use aerial roots or suckering disks that attach themselves to a supporting structure.

However, these can damage the structure they attach to.

Choosing Climbing Plants

Climbing plants or creepers are different from one another due to their conformation, color, and favorite habitat.

From evergreen ones to those with flowers, their common feature is climbing upward to obtain the best available light.

Therefore, they go farther and farther and more rapidly, thus, taking the shape of the supporting structures.

Let’s discuss them as follows:

Evergreen Plants

If you are someone that becomes sad when winter arrives with its grey and bare walls, then we suggest Napaulensis plant, apple blossoms, winter beauty, or little white charm enjoy a green for winters.

choosing climbing flowers

Also, jasmine flowers can be perfect all year long with their dark green leaves, and beautiful smell blooming between April and May.

Potted Plants

If you want to create a green corner in your apartment or in your home, there are some climbing plants that you can have.

Plumbago which has sky-colored flowers or Bougainvillea will add beautiful waterfalls to your terrace.

Among other potted plants, Ivy is easy to maintain or you can even have Wisteria or Dipladenia to add a dash of colors in your home.

Apartment Plants

For the winter season, there are a number of plants, ranging from Pathos to Allemanda and Gloriosa.

Outdoor Plants

In order to add elegance to your outdoor garden, you can have creeping roses to add color ranging from pink to yellow and the brightest shades of red and orange.

Learn more about plants that Thrive during Winter in UAE here.

Maintaining your Climbing Plants

In order to take care of your climbing plants you need to follow the steps:

Cleaning and Keeping your Plants in Order

In order to ensure the absence of any damage, it is important to check the knots that tie plants to their supports.

It is important especially every spring season.

This can potentially lead to the proliferation of insects and plant diseases.

maintaining your climbing plants

Pruning

If you do not take care of your creepers then it can create a tangled mass and can even lead to obstruct gutters and insinuate through shingles.

You can usually trim your plants with determination, reducing their size gradually, at least twice a year.

Water gradually during the growing season and fertilize them at the beginning of the spring to facilitate growing and blooming.

Learn more about Pruning Tips and Techniques here.

Fertilizing your Climbing Plants

After your creeper establishes and makes good root growth, they will benefit from annual feeding.

This is particularly important if they are growing in poor or light gravity soil where the essential plant nutrients are not available or quickly leach out.

Organic manures like hoof and horn, fish, or bone meal can help to supply the important nutrients.

However, if you cannot obtain them, chemical fertilizers will do the work.

These contain three important plant nutrients, nitrogen, potassium, and phosphate.

For appropriate dressing scatter them around roots of the plant and surrounding soil.

Do this when the weather is moist or during rainfall. However, if the soil is dry or the waterfall is unable to reach your plants, then you can apply the fertilizer after watering your plants.

Now let’s discuss some best Climbing plants as follows:

Clematis

The Clematis genus has roughly 300 species of woody-stemmed, with beautiful blooming flowers.

Most of its species are climbing flowering vines, but are also short and bushy types.

With most of the gardeners, its climbers are most popular, including dramatic hybrids ‘Jackmanii’ and ‘Nelly Moser, the ‘Bettey Corning’ or the robust Sweet Autumn Clematis.

clematis

You might need help with its wiring to a trellis as it begins to climb.

However, once it does, it will weave through the structure on its own.

It is available in white, pink, purple, red, and colors can survive in full sun to partial shade and need medium moist soil to a well-drained one.

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Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing hydrangea can grow up to 50 feet if it has a wall, fence, or a large tree for its aerial rootlets to cling on to.

Unline Other aerial rooting plants, it grows slowly enough thus, controlling it is not difficult to work.

This is a good option for a shady location and will also tolerate full sun only if you keep the soil moist.

climbing hydrangea

The flowers of this plant bear a resemblance to those of shrub hydrangeas.

Moreover, the dried flower heads and peeing barks give the plant good winter interest.

It is available in white color, can survive from partial shade to full shade, and prefer Irish, moist, and well-drained soil.

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Chocolate Vine

Chocolate vines are April Bloomers and produce a spicy scent, brownish-purple flowers that hand like pendants on the vines.

Even after its flower fades, the semi-gree foliage of the vine remains attractive with beautiful, oblong leaves usually present in groups in leaflets of 5.

chocolate vine

Moreover, these can grow quickly from 3o to 50 feels, thus, climbing to a support structure by twining,

It is important to instigate this plant before planting it as its fast growth rate is often characterized as an invasive plant in certain areas.

It is often found in brown or purple and white colors and prefers fun sun to full shade.

Moreover, the soil for this plant should be moist, well-drained, and sandy to loamy.

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Purple Passion Flower

These flowers are semi-woody vines with large serrated leaves.

It clings to supports with tendrils and is often prized for its complex and stunning flowers.

purple passion flower

You can find this plant in different colors. The vines tend to grow around 15 to 20 feet long and you can even keep them in pots to overwinter the plants indoors in cooler climates.

They are found in white, pink, and red colors and can survive in full sun to partial shade.

They prefer rich, moist, and well-drained soil for good development and growth.

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Climbing Roses

These are actually large rose shrubs with long canes or stems that are trained to grow up a trellis or other supporting structure.

Once you provide them with a good supporting structure, the training process is simple.

Tie the stems to the structure with strips of cloth as they grow, gently bending them to cover the structure.

climbing roses

It is important to note that you should not prune them until the caners are long enough to cover the structure.

Or unless you need to remove the misshapen, broken, or diseased portion.

You can find them in different colors, ranging from pink, red, white to yellow, orange, and purple.

They prefer full sun to partial shade and rich and well-drained soil to survive.

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Star Jasmine

This one is a twining flower that produces fragrant blooms in the late spring to early summer,

Its long, oval, and dark green leaves make them an excellent ground cover, however, can also grow up trellises and other structures.

star jasmine

Moreover, in cooler climates, you may want them to grow as annual and start with fresh plants the next season.

They are available in color, prefer full sun to partial shade, and grows well in loamy, medium moist, and well-drained soil.

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MoonFlower

These are perennial flowering vines that bloom open at night, spreading their sweet fragrance into the air.

However, as the morning arrives, the flowers close up again during the day.

These fast-growing vines can reach around 10 to 15 feet long and can easily spread as a ground cover or grow on a support structure.

moonflower

Moreover, they can be difficult to overwinter indoors, thus if you live outside, their growing zones, you might want them as annuals and start a fresh plant every year.

They are found in white and purple color and prefer full sun to grow.

Moreover, the soil needs of Moonflower is moist and well-drained soil.

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Sweetpea

Sweetpea has a lovely mild scent and comes in different colors. These range from white to pale pink to salmon to blue.

You can plant them during the spring season from seed, however, it is important to note that they do not like super-hot weather.

sweetpea

Thus, they often fade away by summer. Moreover, they like full sun, however, some shade is also tolerable for them.

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Final Thoughts

Having climbing plants or creepers inside your home or out on the balcony adds a beautiful dash of colors thus, making your living area present a beautiful view.

It not only boosts your mood but also makes your environment look beautiful, thus you can have them in your home. Most of them are fast-growing vines, however, it is important to take care of the damaged or diseased parts to avoid pests and other diseases.

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