Pothos plants are one of my favorite climbers. They make for stunning additions to any indoor or outdoor space but to keep them healthy and thriving, you need to provide proper support for their climbing nature. In this guide, we’ll explore various types of pothos climber supports and recommend the best options for your beloved plants.
Moss Poles and Coir Poles
Moss Poles: Moss poles are a fantastic choice for Pothos plants, mimicking their natural habitat and promoting healthy growth. These poles provide a stable structure for the vines to attach to while also retaining moisture. There are bendable options and rigid moss poles – we recommend regular “rigid” poles typically.
Coir Poles: Coir poles are another excellent option, made from coconut fiber. They offer durability and good support while allowing for better aeration and drainage.
Pothos Trellises and Lattices
Trellises and Lattices: Trellises and lattices offer versatility and can be used both indoors and outdoors. They come in various materials and designs, allowing you to choose one that matches your aesthetic preferences.
Plant Clips and Adhesive Supports
Plant Clips and Adhesive Supports: If you have limited space or prefer a less intrusive option, consider plant clips and adhesive supports. These are perfect for training your pothos vines to grow in a specific direction.
DIY Pothos Supports
DIY Supports and Creative Ideas: Don’t be afraid to get creative with pothos climber supports. You can make your own supports using materials like bamboo stakes, twine, or even repurposed items from around the house.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
- Bamboo Stakes: These are sturdy and provide a natural look. You can find them at garden centers or home improvement stores.
- Twine or String: Used for tying the plant to the support.
- Repurposed Items: Look around your home for items like old ladders, frames, or even colorful yarns.
Step 2: Choose Your Support Structure
- Straight Support: For a simple, vertical climb, use bamboo stakes. Place them in the soil near the plant and secure them with twine.
- Creative Shapes: Create shapes like circles, hearts, or even letters using wire or flexible materials. Attach these shapes to your bamboo stakes.
Step 3: Prepare the Plant
- Gently untangle the pothos vines and remove any dead leaves.
- Position the plant so that its vines can easily reach the support.
Step 4: Attach the Plant to the Support
- Use twine or string to tie the vines loosely to the support. Ensure it’s not too tight to avoid damaging the plant.
- Arrange the vines artistically, following the shape of your support.
Step 5: Maintenance
- Regularly check the ties and loosen them as the plant grows.
- Trim or train the vines to maintain your desired shape.
- Ladder Support: Use an old wooden ladder as a vertical garden. Tie the pothos vines to the rungs.
- Frame Support: Create a living piece of art by training your pothos around an old picture frame.
- Yarn Wall: Use colorful yarns to create a grid on the wall and weave the pothos through it for a vibrant display.
- Be gentle with the vines to prevent breakage.
- Choose a support that complements the room’s decor.
- Regularly mist the plant and support to encourage climbing.
Now, armed with the knowledge of the best pothos climber supports, you can watch your pothos thrive and add beauty to your space like never before. And check out our Care Guide on Pothos (it includes beautiful photos of the community too!)