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How to Attach Your Pothos to a Moss Pole – Step-by-Step Tutorial

Are you looking for a way to add some greenery to your home while also representing perseverance and chasing dreams? Look no further than pothos plants! Not only are they hardy and easy to care for, but they can also be attached to a moss pole to create a beautiful vertical garden in your home. In this guide, we will cover how to attach your pothos to a moss pole and the basics of caring for it. So get ready to learn how to create a stunning display with your very own pothos plant!

The Benefits of Using a Moss Pole for Climbing Plants

Once you’ve decided to get a climbing plant, such as Monstera, Philodendron, or Pothos, one of the essential items you need is a moss pole. It might seem like an intimidating task at first glance but once you’ve used it for the first time, it’s actually quite easy. In this article we will discuss the importance of having a moss pole for your climbing plants and provide some tips on how to use it effectively.

Pothos is one of the most popular climbing plants, and it can be easily trained to climb a moss pole. This will allow the plant to grow larger and lusher leaves as it mimics how they would grow in nature. Attaching your pothos to a moss stick or coco coir climbing pole can help provide the support it needs for steady growth.

The key to training your pothos is increasing the humidity in your home. Maintaining a relative humidity level of at least 60% will help increase the growth rate of aerial roots and attach them to the totem. Remember to mist your totem daily as the vines grow, and pin the vines to the pole for extra support.

When it comes to watering, you should water your Pothos every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out in between. The amount of water needed will depend on the light conditions; more water is needed in brighter light and less in lower light. However, be careful not to overwater as this can cause yellowing leaves and black stems. On the other hand, underwatered plants will wilt and their potting mix will dry out.

Growing Pothos: Pot Size, Sunlight, Watering, and Varieties

When it comes to root growth, do pothos like crowded roots? The answer is no; pothos doesn’t like being root bound, and while it can tolerate roots that are lightly bound, it prefers having more space to stretch out. If the pot size is too small or the soil is too wet, the plant will become rootbound and its growth will be hindered. In this guide we will cover how pothos likes to grow, what happens when it becomes rootbound and how to fix this issue.

When it comes to pot size and shape, pothos can grow well in a pot that has good drainage holes in the bottom. Repotting should be carried out in a pot that is no larger than two inches wide and no deeper than the plant’s root ball. This allows for enough space for the roots to spread out without becoming overly crowded.

In order to ensure that pothos grows its best, it is important to provide it with enough sunlight. Increase its exposure to sunlight by beginning with the basics: pothos requires bright, indirect sunlight in order to grow. The more sunlight there is, the more growth there will be. It should get at least 6 to 8 hours of indirect sunlight a day; otherwise its leaves will look pale or get burned if it’s not prevented from being exposed to intense sunlight.

When it comes to watering, pothos aren’t picky about their water. This is one of the best things about them; if you overwater a little or forget to water once or twice, they will not die. If you lose a few leaves, the plant will recover quickly and this is why these plants are so popular.

When it comes to varieties, the rarest of them all is the Harlequin Pothos. This variety looks like a mix of Marble and snow queen pothos with more variegation on the leaves than Manjula. To make it look even better, try pairing it with Jade or Silver Pothos.

Finally, when it comes to flowering, pothos does not flower in cultivation since only the juvenile phase is grown as a houseplant and flowering occurs only in the mature phase. In the wild, these plants produce a number of erect flower stalks together, each with a cream spathe marked with purple surrounding the spadix.

Pothos vs. Ivy: What’s the Difference?

Are Pothos and Ivy the Same Thing? The short answer is no, pothos and ivy are not the same thing. Pothos belongs to the Araceae family while ivy is part of the Hedera genus in Araliaceae family. While they may look similar due to their climbing abilities and heart-shaped leaves, they are different plants with different needs. It’s important to note that when we talk about devil’s ivy, we’re usually referring to a type of ivy, not pothos. Pothos plants have a unique set of characteristics that make them stand out from other plants in its family; it features thick stems with aerial roots that allow it to climb poles or anything else available for support. Additionally, its foliage comes in a variety of colors such as green, yellow or white variegated leaves which can be trained into various shapes like hearts or spirals depending on how you prune them regularly.

Ivy, on the other hand, is a vigorous climber that can reach up to heights of 30 feet. It prefers bright indirect light but no direct sun as the foliage burns. Before watering, allow the top 25-50% of the soil to dry and then water from the drainage holes on the bottom of its pot. If you don’t take care when watering your ivy plant, it will become sparse and leggy in lower light.

The Spiritual Meaning of Pothos Plants

Beyond the physical differences, pothos plants also have a spiritual meaning. In many cultures, it is believed that pothos plants represent perseverance and are perfect for people who are relentless in following their dreams. With determination, their vines can grow long and fast – something that we all aspire to achieve. Arranging your pothos in a hanging pot is the perfect way to symbolize reaching new heights and chasing dreams.

Additionally, pothos is also known as the money plant. This is because of its heart-shaped leaves that are believed to bring luck and prosperity. It has been a popular choice for housewarming gifts in many cultures due to this symbolism.

Choosing the Right Soil for Pothos Plants

Now that we’ve gone over the basics of pothos, let’s talk about what type of soil is best for this plant. Can pothos grow in coco fiber? As long as they’re balanced with plenty of aerating ingredients, coco coir, sphagnum moss, and horticultural charcoal can work well in pothos soil. Additionally, you can also use a combination of potting mix and perlite or orchid bark to help with drainage. To ensure the best drainage possible while still providing plenty of nutrients to your plant it’s important to create a custom soil mixture. This mixture should be made up of equal parts peat moss or coconut coir and sand/perlite/vermiculite as well as a small amount (around 10-20%) organic matter such as aged compost.

Coco coir is an excellent medium for most houseplants, but when it comes to cacti, it will require more care. The coco coir is water-retentive, so care must be taken to ensure the plants don’t get too much water.

With a pH level near neutral, coco coir is an inert growing medium. It is a blank slate for anything that is put into it. The balance may suit some plants, but not all will thrive without a slight adjustment.

How to Make a Climbing Pole for Pothos and Ivy

Now that you know the basics of pothos and ivy, let’s discuss how to make a climbing pole for these plants. Making a climbing pole is an easy process and provides your plant with the support it needs for steady growth. To begin, place a handful of moss around the pole and use one hand to hold it in place while using the other hand to wrap string around in a diagonal direction. The goal is to have enough moss so that it covers at least half of the pole; this will give your plant something secure to latch onto as they climb up their totem. If needed, use additional pieces of string or yarn to help tie down any loose pieces of moss. You can also add coco coir or sphagnum moss directly onto your totem if desired; this will provide extra humidity and help promote root growth which will result in faster growing vines.


Pothos plants are a great choice for any home, as they are resilient and require minimal care. They require bright, indirect sunlight and should be watered every 1-2 weeks. Installing a moss pole and attaching your pothos is an easy way to increase the size and lusciousness of your plant. With a bit of patience and effort, you can have a beautiful and healthy pothos plant as part of your home.