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How to attach a plant to a moss pole

Want to add a moss pole for plants in your houseplant collection? Here’s my guide on how to attach a plant to a moss pole!

I love plants that are vining. They can grow so long and lush, plus they are usually easy to propagate.

One way to totally transform the look of a vining plant is to give it a moss pole to climb.

These vertical poles are a great way to let your plant grow larger and healthier, and to train your vining plant into more of a tall, tree-like shape.

But how do you attach a plant to a moss pole? It’s easier than you might think!

pothos moss pole after 1 season outdoors
pothos moss pole after 1 season outdoors

What is a moss pole?

Moss poles are vertical poles made of natural materials that aerial roots on plants can grow into. This allows plants to climb in a way similar to how they might climb trees in the wild.

Moss poles should be made of something that roots can grow into and extract moisture from.

Be sure to check out my tutorial on how to make a moss pole!

satin pothos plant on a moss pole

Best plants for moss poles

  • Monstera
  • Pothos
  • Philodendron
  • Ivy
  • Hoya
  • Any vining plant
pothos moss pole at home depot

How to use a moss pole

Before adding your pole to your pot, it is great to soak it in water to get that moisture in there well.

Then, insert it in your plant pot. It’s best to have the plant in the front 2/3 of the pot so there is space for the pole.

If your plant already has long stems, gently wind them around the pole and attach them in place.

As the plant continues to grow, you may need to add additional support to hold the new growth in place.

how to attach a plant to a moss pole

Ways to attach a plant to a moss pole

There are a few ways that you can attach your plant to a moss pole. This includes:

Place these every 6-12 inches up the pole to hold your plant in place. Over time, your plant should grow aerial roots to hold itself in place. A moist pole helps to encourage root growth.

Make sure that you have good air flow around your plant to avoid mold growing on the moist moss.

As your plant grows, you will need to continue to tie or tack it to the pole to keep it from flopping over. You can get a pole with add-on pieces to extend the height or wrap the plant back down the pole for a fuller look!

ways to attach a plant to a moss pole

Any more questions about moss poles?!

Thanks for reading!

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