You can have a beautiful indoor garden without needing to buy expensive pots, plant food, or flowers. A moss pole for plants will do the trick!
All you need is some moss and a tall pole for it to grow up, then you can place it in any room of your home. It’s easier than ever before to have a lush greenhouse that smells great too. Check out this easy tutorial on how to make one.
What is a Moss Pole?
Moss poles are a great way to help your plants grow. They can be used to support taller plants and help them grow in the right direction. Moss poles are made of bamboo, which is a natural material that is biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
Moss poles are good for supporting tomato plants, cucumbers, peas and other tall climbing plants. They can also be used in the garden to train runner beans or pea vines.
Moss poles are also good for indoor plants. They can give your houseplants something to cling on to or climb up instead of having them just sit in a pot.
Moss Poles also won’t harm wildlife in your garden, so they can be left in place even after your plants have outgrown them. Plus, it’s a very cost-effective way to provide plants with support because you can use them for years instead of just one season.
Why You Need Moss Poles for Your Plants
Moss poles are very beneficial for your houseplants. They can help to improve the plant’s growth and overall health by providing a sturdy support system that helps the plant to grow in the direction that it should.
Check out these reasons why you need moss poles for your houseplants:
Water and Nutrients
Moss poles are an important part of your plant’s health. Not only do they provide support, but they also help with water and nutrient uptake.
By using moss poles, you’re ensuring that your plants are getting the most out of their water and nutrients. The moss pole will help to keep the roots moist and prevent root rot.
Moss is a great material to use when making poles because it does not rot and is very easy to care for.
Moss poles help your plants by promoting new and healthy foliage growth. They provide a place for water to pool and hold vital nutrients that help stimulate new plant growth.
Moss poles can be used as a replacement for traditional soil planting, as their porous nature helps absorb water and direct it to the roots of your houseplants.
Vertical Appeal for Aesthetic
Moss poles are an easy way to add some vertical interest to your home. They look lovely on their own with just the plant poking through, but they can be covered in rocks and decorative bits as well.
You can even paint them to match your home decor or create them in shapes like hearts or initials. Either way, they’re an easy way to add some artistic flair to your home.
Where to Buy Pothos Moss Poles
A pothos moss pole is ideal for growing your plant because it makes caring for it simple and hassle-free. It is easy to find pothos moss poles in a variety of different places.
You can easily buy them online, in a garden store or even in your local supermarket. This moss totem is quite cheap, ranging between $10 and $30. It depends on the size of the pole and also the quantity.
They are a popular choice for houseplants because they are easy to care for and can be used to decorate any room in your home. If you live in an apartment, they are also perfect for getting that green touch without taking up valuable floor space.
How to Use Moss Poles
Moss poles are very simple to put together, and they’re also perfect as a low-maintenance way of giving your plants some shade and protection from the harsh elements. They can be used indoors or outdoors and will provide healthy benefits to the plant that you place them next to.
We’ll outline what you’ll need and even provide some step-by-step instructions on how to put it together.
What You’ll Need
For this project, though, here’s what you’ll need:
- Moss (preferably sheet moss) (You can get it by mail order or purchase it from online garden shops)
- Drill with 3/8″ drill bit
- Wood glue or hot glue gun
- Potting soil
- Bucket of water (to soak the moss) and a spray bottle filled with water (for dampening the moss) or just use some plant fertilizer if available
- A miniature greenhouse
Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to put it together:
Step 1: Soak the moss in a bucket of water for fifteen minutes.
Step 2: Put some glue on the drill bit and carefully drill holes all over your PVC pipe or wooden pole (wherever you want to attach the moss) until it completely covers it.
Step 3: Spray water on the moss until it is damp all over, then stretch it out and attach it to the PVC or wooden pole.
Step 4: Sprinkle some soil on top of the moss (but not covering it.) The goal here is to keep the moss moist while making sure that there’s still airflow between the soil and the moss.
Note: It may take up to two weeks for this process to be completed.
The moss poll can either be placed upright or on its side, but if you want it to last longer, we’d recommend placing it upright so that the water doesn’t pool at the bottom.
Watering your Moss Pole
Moss pole watering is incredibly easy because mosses will survive in dry air and light for weeks, but if you plan to keep them in the same place for long periods of time, you will need to water them.
Watering can be done with a spray bottle or by placing the plant under a faucet. If you are watering with a sprayer, it’s best to do this on top of the leaves; It’s also best to use clean water that has been standing in an open container overnight.
The most important thing to remember is that moss must have time to dry out completely between waterings. Mosses are different from plants because they will not absorb all of the water they can, so if you allow them to remain wet, they will rot the roots and kill the moss.
It’s best to water your moss pole by watering it from the top down using a spray bottle. If you choose to water them with the faucet, place them in the sink so that they can be held under running water without sitting in stagnant pools, which will damage their roots.
How to Make a Moss Pole
You can create your own moss pole out of wire mesh, soil, and moss. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process to make this beautiful decoration for your home. All you need is a little bit of time and patience!
You will need:
- wire mesh (available at your local hardware store)
- bracket for hanging (optional)
- coarse garden soil or potting soil
- water and hose nozzle (optional)
Hang the moss pole in a location that gets plenty of indirect sunlight, such as near a window or an area that is shaded for part of the day. As an alternative, you can rig up a stand to keep your moss pole in full sunlight.
Step 1: Take the wire mesh and cut it into a large square. Mine was 11″ wide X 16″ tall for this project, but you can make yours any size you want. A pair of elbow pliers or tin snips will make your job easier.
Step 2: Once your frame is made, take the roll of moss and gently stretch it out lengthwise. Cut the moss into equally sized pieces that are roughly 2″ wide.
Apply a little bit of water to one side of your cut piece of moss, and press it onto the wire mesh frame with the wetted side facing outward.
Step 3: Continue this process until you’ve completely covered your frame with moss.
Step 4: When you are done with step 3, your moss pole should look like this. Now comes the hard part – waiting! The process of setting up your moss pole may take over a week.
Be sure to mist water on it if necessary to keep the soil damp. If you do not mist it regularly, it will dry out. Once the moss is established, you can plant flowers or small houseplants in each of the sections where there are openings between sections of the moss “mesh.”
So, there you have it! A beautiful moss pole for your home or office and a perfect gift for Mother Nature this season.