by Tiffany Weimer
(Chesapeake Virginia )
Hello! I haven’t recently really gotten into the houseplant game. I have a baby Pink princess philodendron and a white princess philodendron as well as a tri leaf syngonium among some other lovelies. I know people typically put in a moss pole for these plants to climb but I would much rather allow them to trail. Would that be ok for the plants? Thank you!
Comments for Trailing plants
May 31, 2022
Good Luck With That
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist
Not all plants have the ability to trail. They will always struggle to climb, like the ones you’ve listed here. If you don’t give them a pole, they’ll just straggle around, trying to find one.
There are times to be a rebel, but this is not one of them. Get the pole, make them happy.
The only one that might go either way is the Syngonium, which I’ve seen grown as a trailer.
Other options for you are the many gorgeous Hoya, which lots of times you see trained around a window on a string, but are equally happy in a bushy trailing situation.