18 Valuable Vines
Choose the right vine for your garden to cover a wall, trellis or porch.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionWhen growing as a houseplant, the light has to be very bright, with no direct sun, for maximum flower performance.
Silky, 2-1/2- to 3-inch trumpet pink (or sometimes white) flowers blooming en masse on a tendril-climbing woody vine are sure to make you think of balmier climes. Although commonly planted around a mailbox, mandevilla (Mandevilla sp.) looks stunning either climbing a trellis or trailing from a basket. A large, south to southwest window or a sunroom is best. Use sheer curtains in the afternoon. Water thoroughly, allowing soil to dry slightly between waterings. Fertilize every two weeks. In the summer move it outdoors. USDA Zones 8b to 11.