Looking for a bendable moss pole? The original (and best) option is the Mossify Bendable Moss Pole.
Mossify’s Bendable Moss Pole is a flexible support stake for climbing plants. The pole acts as a trellis, allowing vines to secure themselves and climb upwards. Mossify’s Bendable Moss Pole has a flexible steel core covered with sphagnum moss secured by twine. The natural look of the twine and moss plus the organically-shaped pole make this moss pole a great choice for plant lovers.
Read on to learn all about the bendable moss pole!
Bendable Moss Pole: The Basics
The Mossify Bendable Moss Pole is a plant support stake with a flexible steel interior. While most moss poles are rigid and straight, the Mossify pole is quite flexible. The bendable pole can be molded into a natural shape rather than simply standing straight up. The flexible steel core is wrapped with an inner burlap layer and then covered in sustainably-farmed live sphagnum moss affixed with twine. This pole also has a granite stone base for stability. The Mossify pole is one of the best moss poles available.
Mossify Moss Poles are available in 16″, 30″, and 42″ heights. The smaller sizes are perfect for baby plants from the nursery and plants with thinner vines. Bendable moss poles are easiest to install while repotting your plant. A 16″ or 30″ tall pole is easy to add into the pot while repotting Pothos, while a larger 42″ pole is best for repotting established Monstera plants.
Unboxing The Mossify Bendable Moss Pole
Here are some unboxing photos of the Bendable Moss Pole by Mossify:
How To Install The Bendable Moss Pole
The bendable moss pole is easiest to install during the process of repotting a houseplant. While some reviews for the Mossify Bendable Pole mention taking off the base and poking the bottom wires down into the root ball, the recommended method of installation is to place the entire moss pole into an empty plant pot with the stone base resting on the bottom of the planter. While you can replant most vining plants with this pole, it works particularly well to create Moss Pole Monstera plants.
Supplies For Moss Pole Installation
- Bendable Moss Pole
- Planter Pot (I used this large terracotta planter pot)
- Rocks (I used pea gravel)
- Potting Mix (I like DEN Sustainable Potting Soil or The Sill’s Organic Potting Mix)
- Sprout Screen (optional)
- Plant Pins (or Plant Tape for larger vines)
A second pair of hands during installation is also a HUGE help!
Steps For Installing The Bendable Moss Pole
Here are the steps I used to install my bendable moss pole (photos shown below steps):
- Remove plant from planter pot. You may have to slide a spatula down the sides of the planter to loosen roots.
- If the pot has a large drainage hole, consider using a piece of landscape fabric or sprout screen to prevent rocks, soil, or roots from escaping out of the bottom of the pot.
- Place the stone base into the planter so it rests on the bottom of the pot.
- Fill the base of the pot with rocks, including on top of the stone base. While this pole is bendable, its base should be as secure as possible (not wobbly).
- Add some potting mix and compress gently around the base of the moss pole.
- Examine the root ball of the plant. Most houseplants that have been in the pot for awhile will have a sturdy root ball that may have to be broken up to fit around the base of the moss pole. I like to look around the stem base of the plant to find where the pole may fit best, and then pull apart the rootball in a vertical line down from the stem base to the bottom of the root ball (like opening a very big book).
- Wrap the root ball base around the moss pole as it stands inside the pot. This is much easier with a second person to hold the moss pole in place or something securing the pole as the roots are wrapped around it.
- Backfill the planter with potting mix. Be sure to leave a half inch to an inch of space to facilitate watering the plant.
- Pin the plant gently onto the moss pole. Small vines can be secured with the pins that are included, but larger vines may require a velcro-like plant tape.
- Soak the moss pole and water the plant thoroughly. Let the excess water drain before placing the planter pot onto its saucer.
Bendable Moss Pole Care After Installation
After installation, continue to secure plant vines to the pole so they can climb upwards. If the included plant pins are too small for the vines, use plant tape to attach them. Also keep the moss pole slightly moist to encourage aerial roots to secure themselves to it. Keeping the bendable moss pole moist is easiest with an automatic plant mister, but can also be done with a regular spray bottle or in the sink/shower with tap water.