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What do you call it?

Posted by leafy02 6 Central Kentucky (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 29, 12 at 19:09

My mom always had a pothos/philodendron kind of plant that grew up a support that was made out of some kind of bark or peat moss or something natural-looking like that.

I would like to get one for my own plant, but I can't figure out what they are called to search online.

Anyone?


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RE: What do you call it?

Some people call them "totems".


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RE: What do you call it?

They are made of several things....tree fern, compressed coir fiber, bark, and even wire /peat moss.


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  • Posted by leafy02 6 Central Kentucky (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 30, 12 at 8:12

No luck finding them using "totems" or anything else I have tried--though that term leads to sales of tall plants already growing on the totem.

Anyone have a link or an IRL place where they can be purchased?


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You can get the same effect with any branch or thick stick. What's outside?


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Go to local garden center...for this purpose, lowes or home depot count. You are looking for a liner for a wire hanging basket, most likely made of coir. Take liner, wrap around stick of some kind, tie in place. Bamboo works well, yellow pine.

In a pinch you could use multiple layers of burlap.

Or use chicken wire or hardware cloth to create a small diameter cylinder, fill it with packing peanuts, line it with coir, sheet moss, etc. or skip the packing peanuts.

Or visit a local garden center, pull out a house plant they most likely have in stock growing up a pole, and point at the pole, saying, this is what I want.


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They are called 'moss poles' here and are widely available. Lots of hits come up when I Google that term. You could try it and see what you get in the US.


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Leafy, are you talking about a planter similar to this one?

http://www.lakeside.com/Garden/Planters/Solar-Caged-Glass-Planter/prod31129.jmp?sorted=Y&navAction=push&fm=leftnav&categoryId=cat52162&navCount=0

Hope it works..Toni

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  • Posted by leafy02 6 Central Kentucky (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 30, 12 at 15:08

Thank you Flora UK. That did the trick. Moss poles it is!


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try Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or local equivalent 'craft' type stores that sell fake plants (oddly enough) :)


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Leafy, they aren't called "moss poles" here. If you go to a garden center and describe them - the poles you grow ivy on, for instance, or print a pic of one, they'll know what you're talking about.


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Another name is topiary. There are different types of topiary's, including some w/moss, shaped like various animals. So very pretty..


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HI...."moss plant pole" google that..and then images...
I find these at garden centers....there about $20....
glasshouseworks.com sells them...good luck in your hunt...linda


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Found many places out of stock; As of today 10-09-2012 found the 'Mosser Lee 'Totem Pole(TM) Extendable Plant Supports' ' at the Mosser Lee company and at Amazon. http://www.mosserlee.com/product/532_TotemPoleExtendiblePlantSupports.aspx


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Great question. I was actually thinking the same thing recently. I was in Lowes last week and I saw an arrowhead vine climbing one of these moss poles and was like WOW! I need to get one of these. All day I was thinking of how I could make one and/or where I could buy one!

THANK YOU!!!!


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RE: What do you call it?

I know them as moss poles.


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