Climbing indoor plants such as Pothos and Monstera require support and Coir or Moss Totem poles are a good solution.
You can make these yourself, simply by finding a sturdy pole or stick and wrapping it with coconut fibre, usually using garden string or fine wire to attach the fibre to the pole.
You can also wrap the pole with moss is you wish although the coconut fibre is cheaper and effective.
You can also find a range of Totem Poles for sale in good garden centres and indoor plant specialists. These usually have a sturdy PVC pole wrapped with a coir material. They come in a number of sizes and are easy to install.
Installing Totem Poles
These totem poles include both Coir and Moss Totem Poles
- Select the right sized pole for the plant as well as the pot. Larger plants will require taller poles and generally larger pots as well.
- The poles can be installed before the plant or after.
- Totem poles need to be placed securely into the soil. The usually have a lower part that is not covered with moss or coir and all of this section needs to be beneath the soil level.
- Soil needs to be firmly packed around the pole to prevent movement.
- The pole can be planted towards the rear of the pot so that the plant can located centrally. You can of course place the pole in the centre and the plant slightly to one side.
Alternative to Moss Poles.
Any stick or support can be used as an alternative. Bamboo stakes are popular and you can even use string, rope or indeed just about any material to support your plants as long as it does not cut into the stems of the plants causing damage.