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    Vines: What do they Climb?

    What do most people use for vining Neps? Will a simple bamboo pole work, or do people use things like tomato cages or lattice?

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    I use bamboo stakes but if you have the space for it a tomato cage would be a lot more stable and could look pretty good with it having a lot of places for upper pitchers to grab onto.

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    Another simple trellis is to get three or four bamboo stakes/poles (they'd be more rot resistant that regular wooden dowels) or plastic poles and make a teepee frame. Tie them at the top, stick them in the pot and then, using string or wire, create further connecting ties amongst the poles at 6-8" intervals. (That will provide additional places for the tendrils to twine.)
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    Thanks for the replies!

    What gripping diameter do they need? They just twist the part, between the pitcher and leaf, around something right? I've actually never had vining Neps before. I'd either cut them down, had (and still have) slow growing species, or ones that just kept throwing basals.

    Also, do you have any good photos or links to photos? I can't seem to find good photos showing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    What gripping diameter do they need?
    For the aforementioned teepee frame I had made, the bamboo rods were probably 1/4 -3/8 of an inch in diameter. The tendrils wrapped around them just fine.
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    I've been wondering the same thing. There's no problem with using metal? I was wondering if it might leach something into the planting medium - I'm always wary of how sensitive these plants are!

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