Vines and Climbers forum: How to hang ramifications on the wall

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Nov 22, 2016 3:42 PM CST
Hi guys!
I'm an amateur plant enthusiast from São Paulo, Brazil. For the past 2 years, I have been cultivating a small urban jungle in my apartment.
I'm writing to ask advice regarding ways to keep a climbing plant close/tight/glued to the wall. I 'm not sure if pothos is considered a climber, but in my case, is the plant I'm trying to keep on the wall.
At the moment, I have nails on the wall and I put the ramifications on top of it (please, see picture below) but I wanted use something that would keep the plant more firm on the wall without damaging its growth or health. Do you guys know any material or trick that I could use?


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Name: woofie
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Dec 10, 2016 2:05 PM CST
What about using a section of white plastic lattice? The standard size is 4x8, but they make sections that are only 2 feet wide and 8 feet tall and it would be easy to secure the plant to the lattice. Heh, or you could cover the entire wall with lattice and go crazy with climbers.
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Name: Andi
Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10b)
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Jan 26, 2017 11:31 AM CST
I want to do something similar in my new place. i want to grow japanese morning glories as a living curtain in my living room windows. I am thinking of dropping clear fishing line from a small tension curtain rod for each tendril to climb.You may be able to put a narrow white tension rod near the ceiling and do the same for your porthos. I am not sure how long your wall is.

You could hang something artistic behind it, like a wire sculpture or pretty trellis for the plant to climb. You could also use bamboo to fashion a trellis. You could anchor the bottom in the pot and use either a small nail or 3M clear sticky pads to hold the top part to the wall. you could leave the bamboo natural, stain it, paint it whatever you like.

I am not sure about your climate. if mold is a problem, you may need to clean the wall behind the plant. At some point you will want to paint. I would make it easy to remove to maintain the plant or wall.
Name: Andi
Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10b)
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Jan 26, 2017 2:00 PM CST
I saw this on facebook and thought of your plant.

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