Well+Good: Want Your Houseplant To Grow Vertically? Here’s Exactly How To Train It

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Excerpt: Because many common houseplants are of a tropical origin, “at least 50 percent of your more common houseplants will need a support of some kind,” says Jim Salyards, horticulturist and director of horticulture at Filoli, an early 20th century preserved estate with more than 16 acres of gardens. This includes vining plants like monstera (Monstera deliciosa), pothos (Epipremnum aureum), philodendrons, and string of hearts (Ceropegia).  If you want to change the shape of your plant, training can be helpful, too.

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