The answer to any dull, lifeless space? House plants. Don’t underestimate the power of a little green. Imagine a luscious oasis to breathe life into any room. Adding indoor plants can not only level up your interior decorating skills but can also boost your mood.

We’ve rounded up our favorite trailing house plants to uplift your home. Not a green thumb? Don’t worry; we’ve got plants that are almost impossible to kill. 

But first, why are plants so magical anyway?

The Benefit of Indoor Plants

Indoor plants don’t just look good; they can make you feel good too! The benefits of plants are powerful, supporting both our mind and body.

Research has shown that indoor plants can help you calm down, helping relieve stress and boost productivity. The act of taking care of a plant can be quite therapeutic; as it grows, you can feel a sense of accomplishment and reward. 

Heard enough and ready to get your hands dirty? Here are some spectacular plants that can drape down your bookshelf, fireplace, or hang from your ceiling. 


The pothos (AKA devils ivy) is a go-to for any plant beginner. Why, you might ask? It is incredibly easy to take care of because they do well in a wide variety of environments. Plus, this trailing plant can grow glossy green vines over 10 feet long!

Pothos has many different variations available at most local nurseries, from yellow to cream to green variations; choose one (or three) that speak to you. 

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum

Recommended Sun Exposure: Medium-light

Pro-Plant Tip: Just like you trim your hair, you should also trim pothos vines. This will help bring voluminous and luscious growth. The best part? You can use the trimmings to propagate new pothos! 

2.String of Pearls

Diamonds might have been a girl’s best friend, but we prefer pearls now. This succulent gets its name from its appearance: it has thin stems and round, pea-shaped leaves. This plant is ideal for a kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom detail. 

Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus

Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light

Pro-Plant Tip: This plant is succulent, meaning it doesn’t need a ton of water. A great rule of thumb for almost all plants: if the soil is wet, do not water! 

3. Heartleaf Philodendron

Heartleaf philodendron is commonly confused for pothos. The trick to spotting the difference? Heartleaf philodendron leaves are shaped more in a heart rather than a teardrop. The pothos and heartleaf philodendron have very similar care guidelines. We recommend this one for the rookies. 

Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum

Recommended Sun Exposure: Low to bright, indirect light

4.String of Hearts

Delicate and petite, the string of hearts is as adorable as it sounds. Its heart-shaped leaves are speckled with pale green and white. The string of hearts looks delicate because it actually is. We recommend placing it in a south or west-facing window, out of intense light. 

Water with caution. The string of hearts is uber-sensitive to overwatering, so be positive the soil is completely dry before watering.

Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii

Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light

5.Burro’s Tail

Burro’s tail (AKA donkey tail) is super low-maintenance succulent! Its unique and chunky vines add interesting texture to spice up and corner of the room. 

Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum

Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light

6. English Ivy

So maybe you never went to an ivy league college, but in our opinion, this is better. English ivy is the same vines that are known to climb up red brick buildings. We love English ivy because you can easily train it to climb up your hanging pot or shelves or let it trail down.

Botanical Name: Hedera helix

Sun Exposure: Partial shade to bright, indirect light

Pro Plant Tip: Make sure to get the indoor variety when plant shopping for English ivy. 

Uplift Your Space and Your Mood

Trailing indoor plants aren’t just for decoration. They are a rewarding, living hobby to watch after and care for (to the best of your ability). After successfully taking care of a couple of plants, don’t be surprised if you buy 10 more. 

Plants can’t do all the work for you! To gain the full benefits of a plant-filled space, we recommend keeping it clean. You wouldn’t want your new plant to sit on a dusty shelf.

The appearance of your home can have an extreme impact on your well-being. Clutter can negatively affect your productivity and mood. Plus, the act of cleaning itself can be extremely rewarding and almost meditative. Cleaning allows us to feel a sense of control and reward, similar to taking care of our little green friends. 

For the ultimate meditative experience, make sure to stock up on Safely cleaning products to get the job done. Our Essential Home kit is the three-step cleaning kit for minimalists, cleaning every surface of your home with plant-powered ingredients. Plus, it takes care of your laundry basket too. This kit can get the job done without overcomplicating things. It sounds like the perfect relationship, right?