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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:11 am 
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i baught this monstera 2 years ago and it's getting pretty heavy. don't they usually climb? what can i use / give it to climb up on -- and HOW? do i dig something into the pot? to i tie the plant up?

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and Trini watering it, of course

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A lot of people give their monstera moss poles to climb. They sink one end of the moss pole in the pot with the plant and then they tie or pin the plant to the pole. You will want to wet the moss pole every time you water the plant to encourage it to put out roots that will attach to the pole.

Your plant looks very nice.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:59 am 
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ok -- so i can't just use some kind of stick, it want's to root into something -- would look funny :lol: :lol:
gotta check the stores if i can find a kind of moos-thing for it
I just repotted the monstera 3 or 4 weeks ago, so there should still be room for such a pole in the pot. thanks foxy

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Trini is absolutely adorable and looks like a great helper!!

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mysharona812 wrote:
Trini is absolutely adorable and looks like a great helper!!


helper and killer -- she almost destroyed my sedum rubrotinctum, picked of all the leaves and kept digging it up! after i moved the pot she did the same to the sedum album :lol:

and now i'll be having a bunch of new plants, thanks to her :) click and look here --> Image

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hey got news :) but can't post new pictures (digicam's batterie is empty) --
i used a piece of wood, wrapped some bast fibre and jute around it -- looks great ! i tied the plant up on to the pole now and wetened it

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Oh Anja, I'm so sorry I lost track of this thread and didn't respond.

Moss poles are a common choice, but you can use a piece of wood. I don't know how well it will do rooting to the wood, but support is the primary goal. Some folks say a monstera will dig its air roots into anything that stands still long enough. You never know it may root into the wood.

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I've seen Monsteras grow up brick walls, I know a couple of people here in CA who have them in the ground growing up trees. Wood would look a bit more natural, and yes they would grow up anything they could hold down long enough. :lol:


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THANKS to you two :) 8) hope the monstera will accept my choice, she doesn't have any air roots jet -- i guess i'll spray the pole now every day and see what happens

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