Monstera borsigiana Variegata + musgo

Monstera in general, of course your monstera borsigiana variegata as well; is a vining plant from the rainforests of Mexico and Central America that makes use of aerial roots to climb up and through the branches of trees in its native habitat. The curious perforations, which lend it the nickname of Swiss cheese plant, develop on mature leaves which can be triggered very easy with time and support.

Monstera variegata
Monstera borsigiana variegata

In example, Monstera borsigiana Variegata have small finger-like tendrils that can reach and grab onto whatever they come in contact with. Moss poles mimic the texture of moist, mossy bark and provide physical support for your plants to grow those aerial roots and climb upward. Moss poles also offer a way to train widely growing plants into an upright narrow form to fit better in small spaces.

A plant’s aerial roots help it cling to whatever it’s growing up, but they also function much like its roots in the soil. Over time, contact with a moss pole can trigger the development of larger leaves, signaling a healthier plant. This is our first recommendation when someone ask us how they can get bigger leaves.

In the home, bigger plants will need the support of a moss covered pole that they can climb on. In example a Monstera Variegata can of course climb on other thing If treated well, monstera can live for years, and grow to well over 3,5 meter tall but not everybody have that space. We recommend you to take cuttings from you Monstera Variegata, propagate and sell or giveaway to someone you love!

If you do not own a Monstera borsigiana variegata, you can find them in our shop here!

How to create your own mosspole!

STEP 1: SOAK YOUR SPHAGNUM MOSS (the best moss is from New Zeeland) IN WATER. …
STEP 2: BEND THE HARDWARE MESH INTO A CYLINDER. (Buy from any hardware store, ask for “chicken mesh”) …
STEP 3: CUT THE HARDWARE MESH. …
STEP 4: FORM THE HARDWARE MESH INTO AN OPEN CYLINDER. …
STEP 5: FILL THE CYLINDER WITH PRE-MOISTENED SPHAGNUM MOSS. …
STEP 6: STITCH UP THE CYLINDER WITH PLASTIC COATED WIRE TWIST.

Quick tip: try to cover half och the cylinder in some sort of plastic. Otherwise it will be pretty hard to keep the moisture in the moss, it will evaporate too quick without something covering the mosspole (do not cover all of the moss, only 30-50% because it needs to dry up from time to time)

Don’t forget to water the mesh preferably spray it everyday with water.