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Grow Your Houseplants with Moss Poles

Are you looking for the perfect support for your indoor creeper plants? Look no further than a moss stick! This brown coir moss stick is perfectly suited for indoor creepers and plants and is able to hold the water that is supplied to the roots of the creeper. Not only that, but the moss pole helps to trigger the development of larger, more mature leaves, and even provides extra micronutrients to the vines with adventitious roots. Keep reading to learn more!

The Benefits of Adding a Moss Pole to Climbing Plants

Moss poles are a great way to help support your climbing plants, allowing them to grow larger and stronger than they would be able to without it. Although many climbing plants do not require a moss pole for their growth, the addition of one can result in more vigorous growth and larger leaves. By providing your climbing plants with the support of a moss pole, you can give them an advantage that will lead to healthier and better-looking foliage.

Additionally, the contact between aerial roots and moss poles can trigger the development of larger, more mature leaves for some plants, including many aroids.

When it comes to caring for your moss pole, it is important to keep it moist. We recommend watering the soil and moss pole twice a week here at the Garden Bench Top. For those living in dry climates, more frequent watering will be necessary in order to ensure that the roots of your plants are receiving enough water.

Monstera plants, in particular, are known to benefit from the use of a moss pole. As they mature in the home, they need the support of a moss covered pole to climb. Monstera can live for years and grow to over ten feet tall if treated well.

Choosing the Right Moss Pole for Your Climbing Plants

When it comes to selecting the right type of moss pole for your climbing plants, there are many options available. Sphagnum moss is a popular choice, as it is lightweight and easy to work with. However, there are alternatives to sphagnum moss that can provide similar benefits for your climbing plants. Wooden sticks are rarely used in their natural form and are typically wrapped in coconut fibers or sphagnum moss, making them a good alternative to sphagnum moss and coco poles. Additionally, wood poles can be painted or stained before being used as a support pole for your plant’s growth.

For those looking for a more natural option, moss poles are also available. These poles are made from dried sphagnum moss and can be purchased at most garden centers.

When it comes to caring for your moss pole, it is important to note that you should wet the moss pole before planting. This will help ensure that the adventitious roots of your plants are adequately hydrated and provide extra humidity for most aroids. Additionally, spraying or pouring water down the pole regularly can help maintain moisture levels.

Once the moss pole is ready to be planted, it is important to attach the stems of your climbing plants securely. The more slender leaf stalks and their leaves are free to fill in around the bottom if you attach the stems to the totem. Bring the stem up against the moss and secure it with a piece of soft plant tie, yarn, or cotton string to encourage it to attach to the totem.

Selecting the Right Moss Pole for Your Climbing Plants

Although sphagnum moss is an appealing option for a moss pole, it is important to note that it may not be the best choice for your plants. This is because the soil can become too moist due to the long-term water retention of sphagnum moss. Additionally, since this type of moss has absorbed water from its surrounding area, it could potentially dry out the soil near your plant’s root system. For these reasons, other alternatives such as wood poles or coco poles should be considered when selecting a material for your climbing plants’ support structure.

Another factor to consider when selecting a moss pole is the price. Sphagnum moss can be an expensive option due to its slow production rate and limited number of sustainable options.

When it comes to watering your sphagnum moss, it is important to be mindful of how often you water the moss and in what amount. Generally, sphagnum moss needs 0.8 cups of water every 9 days when not exposed to direct sunlight and potted in a 5.0″ pot.

Deciding Between Bamboo Stakes and Coir Poles for Monstera Plants

When it comes to choosing the right type of stake for Monstera plants, there are two main options available: bamboo stakes and coir or moss poles. Bamboo stakes are an economical choice that can be used in many ways due to their thin diameter. Coir poles contain a wooden base wrapped in coconut husk and are thicker than bamboo stakes. Both have their advantages, but which one should you choose? To help answer this question, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each option.

When it comes to light, Monstera plants can thrive in medium to bright indirect light. A spot near a south, west, or east-facing window is ideal for receiving this type of light. While Monstera is tolerant of lower light conditions, you may notice leggy growth as a result.

Given the natural size of Monstera plants, you may want to consider using a trellis to help support their growth. A few vines hanging out of the pot can quickly fill an entire room, so affixing them to a sturdy trellis allows them to grow upwards. This will ensure that the plant can reach its full potential without taking up too much space in your home.

Creating a Moss Covered Stake for Your Monstera Plant

In addition to providing a sturdy support structure, making a moss covered stake can also add a decorative touch to your Monstera plant. To make your own moss covered pole, you will need sphagnum moss and some soft string or yarn. Here are the steps to follow:1. Place a handful of moss on your pole. 2. Use one hand to hold the moss around the pole and the other to wrap the string around it in a diagonal direction. 3. Make sure that you cover 1-inch of the pole with an even layer of moss for optimal coverage and stability for your Monstera plant’s growth.

However, there are several disadvantages to consider when creating a moss lawn. Moss lawns tend to grow best in soil with a pH below 6.0, which is acidic. If you want to grow moss in an area with an alkaline soil, you need to perform extensive soil amendment with a material that lowers the soil pH.

The brown coir moss stick is well suited for indoor creepers and plants as it is able to hold water that can be supplied to the roots of the creeper. This makes it an ideal choice when considering which moss stick to use for your Monstera plant.


Moss poles provide a great support system for climbing plants, allowing them to reach their full potential in terms of size and growth. They are also a great way to add extra micronutrients to your plants. Make sure to water your moss poles regularly, to ensure that your plants get the water they need. With proper care and maintenance, your moss poles can provide the perfect support system for your climbing plants.