Home gardens are amazing. They help keep the air clean and free from impurities, while also giving the home a really pleasing visual effect, that very few other ornaments can compare to.
The fun part about owning home gardens is that there is no wrong way of the types of plants you can grow in your garden. From daffodils to money plants, you can never go wrong with choosing your own plants for your garden. Plus, you can mix them up in different variations to see which suits your home the best (You can check out our blog to see all the different kinds of plants you can grow in your gardens).
One thing every gardener agrees, however, is that no matter what kinds of plants you decide to nurture in your garden, having a fair amount of climbing plants is always a good call.
Climbing plants make a great point to stand out among the other plants in gardens, with a great number of varieties of various plants in different dashes of colors, all to feast the eyes of on-lookers and fuel pride amongst owners.
So, in view of helping you get started on your gardening journey, here are some of the best climbing plants that can be grown in most parts of India:
1) Star Jasmine
The jasmine is a favorite for any person looking for a sweet-smelling garden with a very pretty dash of white color here and there. Jasmine flowers grow best in full sun, with well-drained soil and enough organic fertilizers. With a little bit of care and proper watering, these plants could be a gem in the simplest of gardens.
Jasmines work great as ornaments as well. In many cases, they are used in perfumery and other related aromatic products for their sweet fragrance.
2) Aparajita / Butterfly Pea
There are many names to this blue-jeweled plant that finds its native in South America and several parts of Asia. They are also called Asian pigeonwings, bluebell vine, blue pea, and Darwin pea in different locations throughout the globe. In India, however, we refer to it as the Butterfly pea or Aparajita.
The butterfly pea is a unique flower to be grown as a climber plant. Apart from its vividly blue and white-colored petals, which bring with them a touch of calmness to the garden, the flower can also be used for a variety of other purposes.
For instance, it is used by many shepherds to feed their sheep, and by farmers to feed their cattle. It can be used for our culinary requirements as well. It is also used as ayurvedic medicine for inflamed eyes. It also serves best as a memory-enhancer and brain booster.
3) Flame Plant
The flame vine plant has a reputation of its own in Bangalore. Every year during the onset of spring, the gardens of Bangalore are filled with these brightly colored, fiery petaled specimens. The flame vine plants always grow in masses, spreading as far as they physically can while doing so. Hence, the name.
Growing a flame plant at home isn’t that difficult. Flame plants need enough room to form their own chamber and adequate direct sunlight. Watering the plant twice or thrice a week should be enough to keep the plant hydrated for long periods. Alternatively, you can also opt to plant them in your balconies.
4) Money plant
The money plant is a garden species no gardener can get enough of. Their minimalistic yet elegant look suits any type of garden and can be planted in pots, high hanging baskets or as vines and climbing plants.
We’ve written a whole article about how you can grow your own money plants at home here
Money plants are great additions to any garden, and you should seriously consider growing one as a climbing plant.
Bougainvillea is a brilliantly vibrant thorny ornamental plant that is also known as “Kagaz Ke Phool” in the local tongue throughout India. Kagaz Ke Phool roughly translates to Paper Flowers, and this name is rightly given to the plants, because of their delicate petals that feel kind of like soft paper.
Bougainvillea is a great plant to have because it can be planted either indoors or outdoors, requires very normal exposure to sunlight, and is quite easy to maintain. It also comes in a whole bunch of colors, and you can order them online on sites like Amazon.
Also known as The Golden Trumpet because of its golden-yellow hue, the allamanda is a plant native to America, and can also be found in many parts around India. Allamanda grows in regions of adequate warmth all year long and needs plenty of sunlight. In India, it would do good to grow these plants indoors.
However, growing allamanda can prove to be a little bit tricky because of the requirement to mimic the conditions in America. Allamanda blooms best when it is grown in conditions similar to its native region. But, if ideal conditions are met, the allamanda can outgrow better than any other plants in the indoor garden and can serve as great ornamental flowers.
7) Curtain Plant
The curtain creeper plant is noted for having a weak support system and hence has its stems take support against a wall or railing. Once it has established a strong hold of the wall, it starts to shower down its flowers like a sort of drape, and the whole plant gives a great outlook to the garden.
Curtain plants are great decorative plants. They give rise to a bunch of dirty white flowers, and these flowers grow in large members across the drape. It is definitely one flower to plant if a sort of wild vibe is what you want to provide for the garden.
8) Combretum Indicum
The Chinese Honeysuckle is probably one of the most common climbing plants grown in India. This plant can be ideally found in any part of the country and is more commonly known as the Rangoon creeper plant by the local folk. The plant has red-colored petals/flowers that form a kind of mini globe-like structure.
9) Bengal Clock Plant
Admired by some of the most famous botanists around the world as the most beautiful climber in the world, the Bengal Clock Plant is one that holds true to its reputation. It is quite similar to the morning glory and has very few differences.
The curious name clock vine comes from the fact that it twines around support in a clockwise direction. Native to North India, this plant can bloom throughout the year, while blooming a bit more during the summer than during the winter.
It’s also known as Blue Trumpet plant due to its sparkly blue color and appearance similar to the musical instrument. Also referred to as “blue sky” by many botanists, this plant is a tropical one, that can be planted in pots as well as climbers. Its botanical name is Thunbergia Grandiflora.
10) Passion Flower Vine
Passion-flowers are great climbing plants that grow and spread along the ground, spanning to ranges around 25 feet. This flower has a very peculiar petal design, with the petals forming short fringed, hai-like segments. This is kind of an unusual plant to have, but its uniqueness makes it all the more desirable to onlookers. It comes in color Varieties like Purple, Blue, Red, Yellow, and White.
So those were some of the best climbing plants that can be grown across most regions in India. With a little bit of care and proper nurturing, you can be well on your way to cultivating some of the best climbing plants in the country. Earlier, we also covered Creepers plants that grow well in India.
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