Purchasing a moss pole is a big deal!
It's exciting and feels amazing to give your plants exactly what they’ve been begging you for!
A common question we receive about moss poles is: How tall should it be?
So, what size moss pole should you be using for your favourite plant?
It may seem daunting, but choosing the correct size for your plant is not as complicated as you think.
To ease this process, we’ve put together a guide for choosing the correct size moss pole!
Let’s break it down!
There are 3 main factors to consider when choosing a moss pole:
- Type of plant
- Size of plant
- Style of space
Every plant has different growing patterns, requirements and needs, all of which should be researched prior to buying a moss pole, so you can make the best decision for your plant.
Speed of Growth
When choosing the correct size moss pole, you’ll want to consider how fast your plant grows.
You don’t want to support a fast growing plant with a small pole that it will quickly outgrow.
At the same time, a slower growing plant may be more aesthetically pleasing on a smaller moss pole.
Ask yourself (or do a quick google search) to help figure out how fast your plant grows.
Note: It’s also important to keep in mind the climate you’re currently in and the climate your plant is used to.
If you live in a cooler zone, and your plant lives in a greenhouse, it’s likely to grow faster than the same plant in front of a drafty winter window.
Maximum Plant Height
How tall is your plant going to get?
If you plan on keeping your plant short and bushy, you may choose a smaller moss pole.
On the contrary, if your Monstera is destined to be the feature of your living room, you’ll be better off with a large moss pole.
Here are Mossify’s Bendable Moss Pole sizes.
To choose to correct size moss pole, follow the steps below!
- Measure the height of your pot.
- Measure the height of your plant.
- Add the height of your plant to the height of your pot.
Whatever number you end up with, add a few inches for growth.
Then choose the moss pole that fits best!
Extra Large Plants
For extra large plants, we may recommend having several moss poles to support new growth.
Two or three moss poles supporting an extra large Monstera will provide plenty of space for aerial roots to dig in and collect stored nutrients.
If you’re unsure how to install a moss pole, checkout this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcWwM0T9Yec
Bending the Moss Pole
You may choose to bend your moss pole to follow new growth.
This will help support the plant's natural growing pattern by simulating the vine-like environment found in nature.
Or you could train your plant to climb a funky design that adds character to your space… Which leads us to…
Photo Credit: Plants by Tanner
What style are you going for?
Does your space say “Big - Bold - Funky” or “Small - Sleek - Minimalist”
It's equally important to make sure you choose a moss pole that not only suits your plant, but also suits your space!
So think for a minute, what would you like to see your indoor plant garden grow into?
Are you hoping to have a full jungle?
Or do you prefer a tidy and simple space?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to your interior plant decorating.
You may prefer to have several small moss poles and propagate cuttings onto a symmetrical plant shelf.
Or an eclectic mishmash of various heights, styles and designs may suit your space better!
For inspiration, checkout our list of 10 different moss pole designs you can start creating at home now!
Whatever size you choose, it should showcase your personality and show off your plant.
So when you come home, both you AND your plants feel supported by the newest bendable moss pole!
As always, if you have any questions or are still having difficulty choosing your moss pole, feel free to reach out to us on Instagram!
We would be happy to help :)
Photo Credit goes to Arts Nursery.
Mary @ Mossify