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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Nov 6, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Let's see the things folks are using for trellises, and, of course, the lovely plants on them!

The pot on the right has Monstera obliqua and some Pothos (Epipremnum,) with WJ (Tradescantia zebrina) around the bottom.
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Philodendron 'Micans' on trellis that used to be part of a utility cart. Shelf bent into square shape.
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Philo 'Brazil' and Scindapsus, same trellis as above pic.
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Philo erubescens vine, piece of chain link fence, bent into U-shape & stuck in pot. 2 Coleus cuttings are deciding if they like it there or not...
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Just put this together last week, Callisia fragrans using one of the sides of what was a utility cart as trellis.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 10, 2014 12:48 AM CST
My mandevilla is such a climber so I have it on a tomato cage/trellis:
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This grid cube serves both as a plant stand and trellis for my Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen', other smaller plants are either hanging there too or just using it as a plant stand. Since this hoya can take our winter cold temps, it stays on the patio outdoors year round.
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My Hoya kerrii variegata came with its loop trellis, which I just kept as is. I have added a stick for the vine to loop around, since the vine is thicker and tougher to loop around. Then I have the container sitting on a metal chair plant stand. I placed the metal chair at the lowest portion of the grid cube for added bottom support. When winter comes in, Hoya kerrii variegata will be placed indoors beside my orchid pole near a west facing window. I initially wanted to use the grid cube too as a trellis for this Hoya, but i realized it will be difficult to remove it if I have to move the plant indoors for winter, so I kept it as is on its loop trellis.

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 20, 2015 1:09 PM CST
Maybe there aren't as many trellis/pole plants out there as I'd hoped? Liked your pics (& clicked so) when you first added yours, Tarev, then kind of forgot about this, waiting for others to add pics. How did your trellis plants do for winter?

Here's an update on this Callisia fragrans:


And this Philodendron. It grew a lot inside over winter.
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tarev
Apr 20, 2015 1:40 PM CST
My three plants are doing okay. Just need some more stable warmth, temp keeps going up and down here. Plants getting so confused.
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 10:07 AM CST
Some updates.

I wish I'd thought to take a pic before I snipped another couple cuttings from this plant. It's really growing, glad I didn't pair it with other vines. I think this would just mow the smaller ones right over. One of about 5 plants that I don't think I'm going to put outside.

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Micans Philo is so cute. Got a little sunburned when it first went out for summer.
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Mixed Philos with Scindapsus.
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My biggest trellis pots. On the right is Monstera obliqua that spent winter in a much smaller pot above my shower, now potted with Philo bipennifolium and some bits of Pothos that prob don't show in this pic.
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The P. bipennifolium was crudely stapled to a board (that's how it came from the store, got in Nov.) That &/or taking some cuttings recently seems to have inspired some new growths.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 2, 2015 1:58 PM CST
A photo update of my mandevilla this June..I was initially planning to yank it out already in Spring..but I saw bud formations, so it got a reprieve. Active bud formations April to current time..I wonder if it can ever manage to bloom. Will just observe as it goes. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: seaecho
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seaecho
Jun 3, 2015 12:24 AM CST
I so love mandevillas! I had one for a couple of years. It was happy, and blooming regularly. It was one of the rarer yellow forms. I was heartbroken when it died, and I haven't replaced it. Yours is beautiful, tarev!
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tarev
Jun 3, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Thanks saecho! Oh, sorry that your mandevilla died. This one was a hand me down from my neighbor, her garden was too hot, no shade there, so she gave it to me a couple of years ago. It pouted for about a year when I repotted it, so I was really ready to yank it out Hilarious! So I am on a learning curve with it..maybe it is one plant that needs to be really warm but not in too dry heat..oh well..will learn as it goes.
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tarev
Jun 6, 2015 12:15 AM CST
Just putting an updated photo of my mandevilla, it is now in happily in bloom Big Grin

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 6, 2015 8:12 AM CST
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 12, 2016 7:16 AM CST
Updates on a couple of the pots shown above:
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This was repotted a couple weeks ago & some Pothos my neighbor gave me was added. Time to stick a much bigger support in this pot.
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I have a few of these and wanted to see what one could do over the course of 8 months or so. Put this here in March I think. It had nothing but basal leaves @ the time and is making a vine up the trunk by now. Arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum.)
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Jun 13, 2016 2:00 PM CST
I like how you mixed up your philos and pothos - it really give those pots and trellises a lot more interesting texture nodding
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purpleinopp
Jun 13, 2016 4:54 PM CST
TYVM!
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tarev
Jun 14, 2016 8:00 PM CST
This is my first year to grow Passiflora edulis 'Frederick'
I got two of this last Feb 2016
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Repot on a bigger container:
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Got my trellis:
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I decided to add more wires in between the wooden trellis
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Such an active growing climber:
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I really like the tendrils Lovey dubby
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I do hope it will try to make blooms:
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 15, 2016 9:57 AM CST
Nice! Is that something you'll need to protect at all for winter where you are? I've started Passiflora cuttings in various spots over the years to host gulf fritillary caterpillars and they eat it so thoroughly, it doesn't usually come back.

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tarev
Jun 15, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Hi Tiffany, this is the write up I saw at Annie's Annuals where I got it:

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So I think it can just stay outdoors even during our wet winter. Maybe it will just behave like my Bougainvillea 'Raspberry Ice' going deciduous during cold season and comes back again in Spring.

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purpleinopp
Jun 15, 2016 12:07 PM CST
That's the same one that's common around here. It is deciduous for winter in this zone. I usually see them in full sun. It would be a challenge to try one as a house plant.
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Jun 21, 2016 7:56 AM CST
I suppose that "technically" these could be houseplants, but mine are so ginormous that they are in the greenhouse in the winter and outside in the summer. I don't keep any plants in the house in the winter because the air is too dry and I have 5 kittycats that would LOVE to decimate them. And the plants are too big. Rolling on the floor laughing

The chestnut vine has a trellis in the pot..........there is so much "vine" that you can't see it. The others have obelisks of some sort.


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Name: Donald
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needrain
Jun 23, 2016 9:17 AM CST
Anna, your containers look great!

I like this thread. The problem I have is wind. Anything has to be anchored down somehow or the wind will topple them. The same problem with plants that have a high profile. I really haven't ever devised a satisfactory method of giving a potted vine something to grow on. That's compounded on plants that have to be indoors during the winter months. My latest is a more permanent fence set high enough the container will sit under the wire and grow up the support. Next fall, all the entwined growth will have to be chopped loose before the container can be moved inside. Don't know how that will work for some of the vines. At least the support will be there next spring - if the plants are!
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Jul 22, 2016 12:20 PM CST
Arrowhead vines (Syngonium) are anxious to climb up something besides the porch floor. This is going into a big pot with something big to climb on soon.


To keep my non-hanging pots upright, I put bricks around the bottom. You can also dig part or most of a hole for the pot. Lined with window screen, the roots won't get out & embedded into the ground.
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