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How to Use Moss Pole?

Have you ever seen those lush, towering houseplants and wondered how to encourage your own little leafy friends to climb skyward? The secret is simpler than you think: moss poles. This magical tool can transform your indoor greenery, encouraging your climbing plants to reach new heights and boosting their health. Intrigued? Let’s climb the ladder of knowledge and find out more!

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47.5 Inch Moss Pole Set of 4 – Coir Totem Poles for Indoor Plants, 16 Inch Moss Sticks, Garden Ties – Support and Train Creepers and Climbing Plants
  • [TRAIN PLANTS TO GROW UPWARD] Climbers and vines need extra support as they grow. Moss poles can provide sturdy vertical support for your plants and help train them to grow upright. It can help train plants to climb, even indoor plants can climb in the direction of the light as they would in nature. Coir totem poles are highly absorbent and help plants retain water and nutrients. It effectively prevents the aerial roots from drying out and allows the plant to grow more vigorously.
  • [PREMIUM ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIAL] Moss pole is made of pure natural coconut fiber without additives. The aerial roots of the plant can easily penetrate this sustainable organic material, which is completely safe for the plant and the environment. The plant moss poles are wear-resistant and reusable. The outside is tightly tied with jute rope, making the totem pole very strong for long term use. The natural texture of the moss pole blends well with the plants, adding jungle decor to your greenery.
  • [EXTENDABLE DESIGN, EASY TO USE] The moss sticks have sharpened stakes at the bottom that can be easily inserted into the soil and remain firm. The interior of the moss stick is PVC pipe rather than metal and will not rust. Each moss pole is 16 inches long, and you can use a coir totem pole individually or stack them together to suit your plants needs at different times. All 4 moss poles stack up to 47.5 inches long. No need to replace the moss stick thus prevent damage to potted plants.
  • [WIDE APPLICATION] Compared to plastic material, coconut fiber is more gentle to your plants, and it can provide a great grip for aerial roots. Moss pole is the ideal support for various indoor and outdoor climbing plants, creepers, creeping plants, especially suitable for monstera, money plants, climbing vines, ivy, pothos, vanilla, philodendron, chlorophyll plants, small leaf vines, and other houseplants. Great for balcony and gardens and the easiest tools for those who enjoy gardening.
  • [VALUE PACK, SATISFACTION GUARANTEED] The moss pole set is a great aid to help you take care of your plants. You will get 4PCS of 16 inch moss poles, and bonus pack: 65ft garden twist ties, 6.6ft hook and loop ties, 16ft of jute rope, and 20 of zip ties. All of them are packed in a nice gift-ready packaging box. The ties and ropes are used to fix plants to the pole according to your needs. If you are not satisfied with moss sticks, please contact us and we will give a replacement or refund.

Moss Poles

A moss pole may sound like something from a fairy tale, but it’s actually an incredibly useful, real-world tool for your plants. But what exactly is it?

  1. What is a Moss Pole? Picture a sturdy pole, wrapped in a blanket of moist, absorbent moss. That’s your moss pole! It provides a surface for your climbing or vining houseplants to grow upwards, mimicking the tree trunks or other supports they’d naturally latch onto in the wild.
  2. Who Loves Moss Poles? Not all plants are climbers, but those who are, like Pothos, Monstera, and Philodendrons, absolutely love moss poles. The pole allows them to grow in the way they’re naturally inclined to, giving them not just support, but also extra humidity and nutrients as the moss stays moist.
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So now you’ve got a sense of what a moss pole is and which plants love them. Excited to try? Stick with us as we dive deeper into the world of moss poles!

Choosing the Right Moss Pole

Choosing the right moss pole for your plant is like finding the perfect dance partner. It should match the rhythm and style of the dancer, or in this case, the growth and size of your plant!

  1. Types and Sizes: Moss poles come in all shapes and sizes. Shorter ones might be perfect for your young Monstera, while a taller one could be ideal for an older, fast-growing Philodendron. Remember, it’s better to choose a slightly taller pole as your plant can quickly outgrow a shorter one.
  2. Selection Tips: When buying a moss pole, make sure the moss is thick and well-attached to the pole. It should also be sturdy enough to support your plant as it grows.
EOX 4 Pcs 24 Inch Plastic Moss Pole for Plants Monstera, Climbing Plants, Plant Support for Indoor Plants Work with Sphagnum Moss
  • [Train Your Plants to Grow upwards] The sphagnum moss pole greatly helps climbing indoor potted plants with aerial roots overcome the difficulty of growing vertically towards sunlight and develop more, larger and greener leaves.
  • [Unique Design] This moss pole for climbing plants is semi-cylindrical in shape, compared to coco coir poles that are generally cylindrical on the market, and its exclusive flat surface will let your plant’s aerial roots to better attach to it.
  • [Create an Ideal Growth Environment] We strongly suggest using sphagnum moss (NOT INCLUDED) with our plant sticks for best effect because it can provide water and micronutrients for creeping plants for a long time. Besides, our product will not end up rotting even if it stuck inside the soil for too long.
  • [Assembly Tips] EOX plant pole has TWO crease lines that you need to FOLD along to make a semi-cylindrical (D-shape) moss pole. DON’T NOT roll it directly into a cylinder! If you have any assembly issues please refer to the installation video on our listing page or contact us directly.
  • [Simple Method of Use] First, Place the moss pole at the bottom of an empty pot. Place the climbing plant in next and tie it against the plant support stake. And finally, fill in with your potting mix! Next, cut garden ties to secure your plant’s stems to the moss stick. Besides, it only takes you a few minutes to assemble our moss pole following instructions or video.

Setting Up the Moss Pole

You’ve chosen your moss pole – fantastic! Now, let’s get down to business and set it up. Don’t worry, it’s easy as pie!

  1. Tools and Materials: You’ll need your moss pole, a pot with your plant, and some gloves. You might also want a watering can close by to moisten the pole.
  2. Installation Guide: First, make a hole in the pot’s soil deep enough to secure the pole. Push the pole into the soil, making sure it’s stable. If your plant is already in the pot, be careful not to damage its roots.
  3. Stabilizing Tips: If your pole wobbles, push it deeper into the soil or add more soil around the base for extra support.
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Setting up your moss pole is the first big step in giving your plant a new lease on life. Up next, we’ll learn how to train your plant to climb this mossy tower! Stay tuned.

Training Your Plant to Climb the Moss Pole

Our stage is set, and it’s time for the star – your plant – to shine. But how do we get our plant to start the upward climb?

  1. Growth Techniques: Gently wrap your plant’s vines around the pole, encouraging them to grow upwards. As the plant matures, its aerial roots will naturally latch onto the moss pole.
  2. Securing Stems: To give your plant a little helping hand, you can use plant ties, clips, or soft twine to gently secure the vines to the pole, especially if they’re a bit reluctant to climb.
  3. Regular Maintenance: Check on your plant regularly and continue to guide its growth around the pole. It’s a bit like training a puppy – with consistent guidance, it’ll eventually get the hang of it!

Caring for the Moss Pole

Now that your plant is happily climbing, how do we care for the moss pole itself?

  1. Keeping it Moist: Moss poles love moisture. Remember to spray the pole with water regularly to keep it damp. This not only benefits the pole but also provides additional humidity for your plant.
  2. Moss Pole Maintenance: Over time, the moss on your pole may start to break down. When this happens, you can simply wrap new sphagnum moss around the old one and secure it with some twine.
  3. Common Issues: If your pole dries out quickly, it might need more frequent watering. If it’s too wet, make sure it’s not sitting in water and your plant’s pot has good drainage.
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Conclusion

And there you have it, your guide to using moss poles for your climbing plants! These humble moss-wrapped towers are more than just a support – they’re a stepping stone to healthier, happier plants that will bring a piece of the wild into your indoor space. With this newfound knowledge, we hope you feel confident to let your plants embark on their moss pole climbing adventure. Happy gardening, and remember, the sky’s the limit for your climbing plants!

About the author

Victoria Nelson

Victoria Nelson is a passionate gardener with over a decade of experience in horticulture and sustainable gardening practices. With a degree in Horticulture, she has a deep understanding of plants, garden design, and eco-friendly gardening techniques. Victoria aims to inspire and educate gardeners of all skill levels through her engaging articles, offering practical advice drawn from her own experiences. She believes in creating beautiful, biodiverse gardens that support local wildlife. When not writing or gardening, Victoria enjoys exploring new gardens and connecting with the gardening community. Her enthusiasm for gardening is infectious, making her a cherished source of knowledge and inspiration.

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