|Devil's Ivy on a 'mosspole'|
However it is increasingly possible to buy the same species grown up either bamboo canes or a wire cage. See image below of Philodendron Brasil (left) and a rather fantastic Scindapsus Trebie (right)that arrived from Holland this morning.
Many people believe that the mosspole is better for the plant; I suppose in theory if you misted it on a daily basis the plant may gain some moisture from it, but in an office setting the moss is bone-dry and it's simply there for support.
In fact empirically I have found that plants that are available either on a mosspole or on canes/a frame perform far better when they are not grown up a mosspole.
In particular they seem to last longer and perform better in low light.
Why is that? Short answer: I don't know.
I suspect that the plant puts more of its energy in to growing strong roots and less in to attaching itself to a pole. But that is a pure guess. If anyone has a better theory, educate me!
|Philodendron Brasil on cage and Scindapsus Trebie on canes|