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Moss Pole & Column Plants

This section of large indoor house plants showcases those that mainly originate from the rain forests in central and south America, where they climb trees reaching for the light. Consequently, these house plants require sturdy support as some of the house plants in this section can grow up to at least 10ft if not pruned. These plants make great house plants and are also quite straight forward to maintain. Even the novice plant keeper will achieve good results with these plants. Please note, the plant height is the overall height and includes pot.

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  • The Hoya Australis 1.2m column “Wax Vine” is an evergreen plant that grows on the outskirts of rainforests and rocky areas of Australia.
  • This is the unusual philodendron Cobra with its slim pointy leaves showing random variegation with flashes and speckles of cream. Height: 80cm
  • This very attractive Philodendron is fairly new to the stage. This plant has wonderful deep purple stems with glossy deep burgundy leaves fading to black and finally to green once the leaf matures.
  • Philodendron Pedatum (also known as Oak Leaf Philodendron) This specimen is a climber and will produce more impressive leaves as it matures and climbs. The climbing Philodendrons produce aerial roots from the stems.
  • Small Philodendron with beautiful glossy, deeply lobed green leaves that bring a tropical feel to the home. This plant will tolerate low light.
  • This is an exotic version of the Epipremnum, and not always available. This wonderfully exotic variation of the Epipremnum known as the Trebie is a beautiful choice for any indoor space. Its charming white and green speckled leaves add to the beauty of this specimen.
  • Devil's Ivy are great plants for giving "colour" in poor light. This gorgeous green and gold marbled Epipremnum, also known as the ‘devils ivy’ and ‘golden pothos' is a highly versatile and air purifying plant that would brighten up any home or indoor space. The Epipremnum is a charismatic specimen with glossy heart-shaped leaves. It would compliment most if not all interior styles and would be the finishing touch to any space.
  • The magnificent Schefflera Gold Capella is known as the parasol or umbrella plant. The gold Capella has freckled green and gold variegated delicate petal-shaped leaves. This plant also has great air-purifying properties making it a great plant for the home or office. The Schefflera likes as much indirect sunlight as possible.
  • This variety from the Philodendron Scandens family is known as the Brazil. This moss pole plant has very distinctive lime green stripe in the centre of its glossy heart-shape leaves creating a stunning feature to any home or office. The Brazil will tolerate low light situations and is easy to care for. Height: 80cm
  • The Philodendron Scandens, also known as the "heartleaf plant" is an elegant slender moss pole plant with luxurious glossy green leaves. The Philodendron Scandens is perfect for the home or office and will work well in a light low light. The philodendron is very easy to care for.
  • Bare Moss Poles Only

    We get a lot of people asking us where they can obtain moss poles and so we now keep a small number in stock. These 'Moss' poles are made from coco fibre (not moss) fixed to a hollow plastic pole. The coco fibre is able to absorb moisture and release it slowly to the plant, making it ideal for plants with a climbing habit. The coco fibre lasts longer than real moss and of course, it will never die.
  • Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera)

    Height 1.5m Recommended planter size between 40-50cm diameter Monstera Deliciosa is also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant due to its unusual leaf shape. As the plant ages, leaves become covered with holes that resemble Swiss Cheese. This moss pole plant can grow to a height of 4-8m and can spread up to 2.5m – it needs a lot of space. This climbing shrub is a fantastic specimen, perfect for conservatories, large rooms, foyers and reception areas. It’s a low maintenance plant and a real joy to maintain.

How to care for your moss pole plants

These tropical-looking houseplants are actually relatively easy to look after. Moss pole plants, such as the Swiss Cheese Plant, feature lovely lush and glossy leaves. They make an attractive addition to any large room or office space. Here are our 9 top tips for taking care of your moss pole plant.

  1. Moss plants have aerial roots, which are there to support the plant growing. These roots hang from a stem and have to be pushed into the compost on a moss stick.
  2. Mist the moss on the pole regularly. This encourages the aerial roots to attach to the mesh and allows vertical growth. Moss pole plants will take average to high humidity levels well and will start to suffer if things are very dry for prolonged periods.
  3. Repot the plant every 3 years using non-peat-based potting soil. You may need to change the size of the moss support at each re-potting. Some indoor gardeners even use eyehooks or plant hooks in the ceiling as moss plants mature.
  1. Water thoroughly and let water drain from the holes in the bottom of the pot. Allow the top third of the soil to dry out between watering. Remove any standing water to avoid sodden roots. Keep slightly drier during the winter months, when the growth slows. Overwatering will make the leaves turn yellow. Underwatering will cause the leaves to turn brown and fall off.
  1. Position your moss pole plant in a fairly bright room; they like the light. They will tolerate low light, but if there is too little light, the new leaves will develop smaller, and farther apart on the stem. However, direct sunlight will burn the foliage, and stunt the growth of the plant.
  2. Temperatures between 18-27ºC are ideal. Lower than 18Cº will slow down growth and below 10ºC will stop growth.
  3. Since moss plants can become uncontrollable, they should be managed by pruning them back. Pruning can be done any time the plant appears too tall or whenever aerial roots become difficult to control. Cut as many stems as needed.
  1. Wash the leaves regularly to prevent the pores from becoming plugged with dust.
  1. Feeding is essential if you want new, lush green growth. Normal strength no more than once a month during periods of active growth.

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