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Questions About Wire Plants

Asked by
franbeshada on
March 21, 2015
Central Jersey

Q. wire plant

How do I put an established wire plant into a decorative wired top? My wire plant is beautiful and hangs down about 12 inches. I wanted to show it off so I bought a nice wire cage top to put over it. My question is: do I have to cut off the long growth first and let it regrow or is there some trick to getting it into the top, made of what looks like chicken wire?

Answered by
shelley on
March 22, 2015
Certified Expert

Does your planter look like this?

or this?

It all depends really on whether you can very carefully feed your wire plant into the holes of the chicken wire without damaging the plant. I suppose you could always snip the chicken wire to make the holes larger in order to make it easier to feed your plant through, if you encountered difficulty. It all depends on what you are comfortable with. If not, I would hate to see you cut a beautiful plant!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 27, 2019

Q. Can I possibly save my wire vine plants?

I love these plants and really don’t want to lose them. When I bought them a couple of months ago, they were healthy and beautiful. They are potted in clay pots that are roughly 6″ high and 6 1/2″ wide and they live on my screened porch where they get plenty of indirect light. Obviously, I am doing something that is killing them and I am wondering…

1. Are the pots too small
2. Maybe I packed the soil too tight (they have good drainage)
3. Maybe I overwatered them
4. Should I repot them into larger pots or one larger pot

Thank you for any advice that you can share.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 28, 2019

Prefers moist but well-drained soil. Check the soil moisture with your finger. If the top 2-4” of soil is dry, or plants are wilted, it is time to water.

Apply water at the soil level if possible to avoid wetting the foliage. Water the entire soil area until water runs out the base of the pot. This indicates that the soil is thoroughly wet.

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