If you happen to have a climbing plant in need of something to climb, remember this hack which works both indoors or out. I made my new “plant-ladder” for my trendy, tatty-chic “Swiss Cheese” plant (Montsera). In its rainforest habitat, it curls its juicy, luscious leaves around a damp tree trunk. I’ve struggled with its heavy, unruly stalks which flop sideways as it grows. So I decided to acquaint my Swiss specimen with the dejected Christmas tree outside, helping one plant out and rescuing another. Double win! Here’s how I did it:
- Secateurs (if not, strong scissors might work)
- A saw
- Some sandpaper or a file (or if you don’t have either of these, just some patience)
- Some string
- A climbing plant which needs something to climb!
*Note, this is messy.*