Care of climbing plants with potted flower

climbing plants with flower in pot

When you have climbing plants, it is normal that they are placed on walls, fences and similar places. But that doesn't mean you can't have flowering climbing plants in pots. In fact, many people opt for this option because they are much more colorful and can also be placed wherever you want.

But What care do these climbers need when they are in a pot? Are they cared for the same as if they were planted in the garden? Here we explain everything.

Care of climbing plants with potted flower


The first thing you should know about climbing plants with flowers in pots is that they have more specific care and needs than if they were planted in the garden. It does not mean that they are more complicated to care for, far from it, but there are some aspects to take into account to achieve a good development of the plant. We tell you.

type of climbing plant

Before giving you the care of climbing plants with potted flowers, you have to make a point about the types. And there are many in the plant kingdom. But Not all flowering climbers are suitable for potting. Or even to have at home.

Some like him gallant night, fuchsia, jasmine... can be good choices. But when we talk about other types of climbers that need higher humidity, space, temperature... it may not be the right one to have at home because the needs are not met.

One of the main characteristics of many climbing plants is that they are very fast to grow and that implies that they are going to demand more and more space, not only at the level of branches and leafiness, but also of roots.


The climbing plants, and more if they are with flowers, They need a lot of light to flower and develop properly. Otherwise you risk that they do not throw flowers.

That's why, even if it's in a pot, its ideal location is none other than the outside. It is true that you could have it indoors, but always in a very bright area, even with a few hours of light.

This type of plant does not like drafts, and we would say that neither do sudden changes in temperature. So, when choosing your site, you should keep that in mind. Also, do not forget that these plants grow and need their space.

wisteria with purple flowers


Most potted flowering climbing plants they require a more or less constant temperature and that offers a temperate climate. In fact, in winter you have to protect them from the drop in temperature as well as from frost.

That means that, if you have them outside the house, you may have to put it inside but be careful with the heaters, radiators...

transplant and substrate

As we have told you before, climbing plants with flowers in pots need space not only to expand visually, but also for the roots to settle well and settle the plant.

In this sense, you must choose pots that are large enough for proper development. Of course, do not go from a 10cm pot to a 100cm pot right away, especially because if you do that, the plant will normally stop developing (you will not see it grow) because all its energy and effort is dedicated directly to developing roots. covering the entire diameter of the pot. Only then will you see it start to grow.

Regarding the earth, our recommendation is a mixture between universal substrate and perlite or similar. In this way you will get the soil to be looser and thus the roots will breathe better. Depending on the type of climber it is, you could also add orchid soil that gives it greater oxygenation.

An essential support

Related to the pot is the support. In other words, the stick, tutor, lattice… that you will use so that the plant can climb. It is true that some prefer it to hang; but many climbing plants need support to develop properly.

We can't tell you if a guardian is better than a lattice. Or a bamboo stick better than a moss stake. In reality, everything will depend on the type of plant you choose and what it demands of you.


One of the most important care and for which more plants are lost is irrigation. This one in a pot is even more complicated, because many times we tend to overwater and leave a plate under it with water that rots the roots. Therefore, you need to control this aspect.

En general, watering will be more abundant in summer than in winter (even you may not water in winter).

Our recommendation is that, when watering, you do it in two ways (one or the other):

  • If you water below, He fills the plate he has and waits a few minutes for him to drink it. If you see that you throw it and in a matter of seconds it has been drunk, you can repeat it a second time. The normal thing is that he does not drink it so fast. After about 5-10 minutes remove the excess water and it will be ready.
  • If you water from above, As soon as water begins to come out from below, you must stop. Now, it may happen that the soil is so compact or so dry that if you pour it directly from above, it will come out through the holes in the pot. If that happens, use the bottom watering method instead.

blooming wisteria


During the spring and summer months, it is advisable that you fertilize the plant with flowering plant fertilizer because it will help its flowering and growth.

Use a liquid that you include in the irrigation water, so it will be much easier to provide it.


Almost all plants need to be pruned. And in the case of climbers, even more so, especially when they have flowers.

En general, the pruning you will do will be cleaning, eliminating dead zones, weak branches, that intersect, that protrude too much or parts where the flower has already died and must be cleaned up. Although this is carried out more in winter, the truth is that in summer it is also common to do it, albeit minimally.

In autumn, it is advisable to do a flowering pruning to encourage next year to give more flowers.

If you follow these recommendations in the care of climbing plants with flowers in pots, they will surely give you a wonderful vision because they will grow healthy, lush and with flowers that will make you smile. Do you have any potted climbers?

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