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2 ideas how to fix a climbing plant on the wall

  • DIY

Botanical wallpapers are currently totally in vogue. But with a little patience, you can also create attractive patterns on your walls with climbing houseplants. Since most indoor climbing plants can’t climb up on their own, you should provide them with a climbing frame. Today, we’ll show you two clever ideas for attaching a climbing plant to a wall. These DIY solutions are unobtrusive, reliable and can guide the tendrils of the houseplant along the wall in the direction you want.

Ivy is the ideal climbing houseplant to beautify an interior wall

attach ivy to wall in living room

Some suitable plants that you can use for this purpose, we have already presented to you in this article . Thanks to its ease of care, undemanding ivy (Epipremnum aureum) is the ideal climbing plant for indoor use. It grows quickly, even in low light, and does not form adhesive roots that could leave damage to the wall of the room.

Make your own climbing support for indoor climbing plants

green vine plant attach to wall

Give your climbing plants support to grow with this simple climbing aid that appears almost invisible. The clear fishing line makes the vine look like it’s growing up the wall on its own in a zigzag pattern.

Working time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Low

Tools and Materials:

  • Beam finder
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • painter’s tape
  • Spirit level
  • Nails
  • Wall paint
  • Fishing line, transparent
  • Velcro plant binder (Velcro tape)
  • Climbing plant

build your own climbing aid for indoor plant

Step 1: Locate the beams in the wall
Use a joist finder to locate the joists in the wall. Mark the location on the wall with a pencil so you know exactly where they are.

climbing aid indoor plant diy


Step 2: Hammer the nails
Determine how much space you need for your indoor garden. Mark and create the pattern you want. Whether it’s a grid, diagonal or zig-zag – the shape is up to you. Then hammer the nails into the wall. Next, paint all the nails with a small brush in the same color as the wall to make them visually disappear.

attach plant to wall with fishing line and nails

Step 3: Wrap the fishing line
Knot the end of a fishing line to the lowest nail of your design. Wrap the fishing line around the painted nails in the desired pattern. At the end, knot the fishing line around the last nail and cut off the excess piece.

Climbing plants as decoration for living room wall


Step 4: Attach the climbing plant to the wall.
Unwrap the plants from its climbing support in the tub and guide the vines along the wall using the fishing line. Use cable ties or plant ties to help the plant grow up the climbing aid.  After a few years, the ivy can green your entire wall.

living room wall decorate with climbing plant

Climbing plants wall mounting without drilling

Attach climbing plant to wall with adhesive hooks

Another way to attach a climbing plant to the wall is with transparent self-adhesive hooks. This way you will create a natural looking composition with the climbing plant, which will create a real urban jungle feeling in your living room. The adhesive hooks provide support for climbing plants and allow for practical wall mounting without drilling.

If the wall has unevenness, you can additionally use double-sided adhesive tape

Ivy plant wall mount with adhesive hooks

See the metal hooks that help the ivy climb along the wall?

Attach ivy to wall

With climbing plants you bring the jungle feeling into your living room

Ivy decoration on wall in living room

Or why not in the bedroom

climbing ivy up a wall