What plants benefit from a coir climbing pole?
The list is almost endless! Thinking in practical terms, it should be pretty obvious to all of us that as much as we love our indoor jungle, this is not usually the environment these plants would grow in. We do our absolute best to help our plants thrive with constant watering, fertilizing, checking for pests and repotting when necessary, but there is more we can do.
For years plant lovers have used sphagnum moss poles in order to help their plants climb, problem is that they often come with plastic or metal stakes, which is not only environmentally unfriendly, but also offers the possibility of these materials leaching into the soil, not something your plant is going to enjoy. The moss also requires constant maintenance, famously gets that wet moss smell, and is a slow regenerating resource making it quite unsustainable.
Our coconut coir climbing poles on the other hand are made from Canadian milled hardwood, not toxic adhesives and organic coconut coir. Coconut coir vs sphagnum moss is an easy decision, question is will your plant benefit from one?
Climbing plants: Endless varieties of Ivy, Pothos and Philodendron love to climb. These plants prefer to go upwards, why not provide them a support they can climb and enjoy? The rough texture and organic nature of the coconut coir provides nooks and crannies for aerial roots to latch on too, providing a natural feeling home for your climbers. Species such as the wandering Jew take a little more coaxing, but are stunning when climbing providing a very bright and eye catching visual display. Many other species such as the Arrowhead also benefit.
Going rogue: My personal favorite plant is the monstera, it was one of my first plants (I named her Sally) and a big reason my house has slowly tuned into an indoor jungle. If you have a Monstera you probably know how quickly they can grow and take over, but no fear, they love to climb. Instead of letting the Monstera grow horizontal, you can now add a coconut coir climbing pole and make it grow vertical. In the wild the Monstera can grow up to heights of 60 feet! By adding a climbing pole you can slowly coax the plant to grow upwards, leaving you more square footage, to buy more plants :)
Click here to see how this works (COMING SOON)
Top heavy: It is important to remember that we are trying to reproduce those conditions as found in nature, however, some times your larger plants could use a hand. Remember that they do not have the endless ground to grow roots and become fully stable, they can only grow in the pot that you have provided. As such, even plants that normally would not benefit from a support, can be great benefactors of one in the indoor environment. For example the money plant or the Pilea, though they can do fine without one under normal circumstance in an indoor environment a little extra support can go along way especially if your plants get very top heavy. Large leaved begonias are another untraditional plant that I find benefits from a small support. We can all use a little support sometimes :)
Starting off: Have you done some recent propagation or got a new cutting from a friend? Why not start the little guy off with one of our mini coconut coir climbing poles? (LINK COMING SOON) The extra support helps the growth of the plant and also helps you position the growth the way you want it. You can also feel safe adding our coir poles to your plant as its most delicate with its natural components.
How does this work? Check out this instruction guide (COMING SOON) to see how this sets up and works.
In short the vast majority of houseplants can benefit from a coconut coir pole, either as a climber, a wrangler or just something to correct growth in the short term.
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