Roberta's Oriental Totem Pole

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Bring the tropics home. Enjoy the exotic beauty of this tropical plant in your home all year long. Producing variegated leaves, the giant cutting resembles a totem pole in maturity. From Roberta's.

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  • Shipped as an approximately 3"Diam x 12"H cutting
  • Planting in a 6" pot indoors recommended after 6 weeks
  • USDA hardiness zones 10, 11
  • Place in partial sun or shade
  • Water upon planting and once a week thereafter
  • Fertilize once a month
  • Keep indoors in the winter
  • Grows to 12"H to 16"H in the first year, maturing to 30"H to 40"H by the third year
  • Tropical Annual
  • 90-day Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Cannot ship to PR, AK, VI, HI, Guam
  • Grown in Costa Rica

Roberta's "Gotta Grow" Guarantee

When you are happy, we are happy. Roberta's assures your satisfaction for its perennials for 1 year and its annuals for 90 days from time of shipment. If for any reason your results don't match your expectations Roberta's will replace it with a similar or comparable plant at no charge. If your replacement is not available or it is too late in the season to ship, it will ship the following season.

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Roberta's Oriental Totem Pole 3.9 5 351 351
Dead as a Totem Was really looking forward to this on my kitchen growth at all since I ordered it. Very disappointed 05-25-15
waiting patiently. My husband and boys laughed at me when it arrived. I too was skeptical. After about 5 week I finally saw 6 little bumps/sprouts on the side of the log and called everyone in to see. LOL I didn't have any roots on the bottom but after 6 week decided to plant it in a pot per the instructions. I will see what happens now. It's been fun watching it and hope it doesn't disappoint 05-14-15
totem pole I followed instructions to the letter and 3 months later no roots just white moss on outside of plant. This is the 2nd time I have tried I'm done, All my other plants and trees are BEAUTIFUL. 05-10-15
Easy To Grow I bought this last year and have enjoyed watching it grow. It is as easy as they say and it beautiful. 05-01-15
Help! Can anyone tell me what To do. It does smell. I really don't want to give up. What can I do @this point. I would appreciate any help. Please. I followed every step. Is this normal? 04-28-15
wonderful this is my 3rd one for grand children just change the water at least 2 times a week and leaves pop out. I have 4 on this last one. leaves all year on the other two fun for the grand children to start with water and then plant 04-27-15
Rotten Water Looked forward to this lovely plant and was meticulous in following directions. Every week when I change the water the water smells rotten. This was to be a learning experience for my grandsons. Save your money ! 04-21-15
This is fun I "logged in" as explained in presentation and according to printed directions the day this Totem Pole arrived. I felt kind of silly at first watching a log. Now after 3 weeks, I see 9 little bark bumps are beginning to show half inch criss cross cracks and root system is starting to show. This is such fun. I have had lots of indoor and outdoor plants in my time, but not sure when I have enjoyed watching one with curiosity and interest as much as this log. I left my log house in the mountains, this " log" caught my interest and fills a void. Thank you Roberta's Boys and QVC. 04-18-15
Very bad buy I was so disapointed that my Totem Pole didn't grow. I guess Ill look at reviews a little closer from now on before I buy anything. I followed the directions and nothing grew. 04-18-15
Disappointed again This is the second totem pole that I purchased from QVC. The first one I gave as a gift and they had no problem. I just ordered one for myself and it is doing nothing. I know that it is supposed to be planted in 6 to 8 weeks even without roots but this is now the fourth week and not even a bump or root on the log. I have changed the water twice a week have it in a glass jar with three inches of water. The first one I purchased rooted with no problem and you could see a change; but not this one. 04-13-15
Strong rancid smell I received my totem pole and put it in a big enough container with 3 inches of water in it like the instructions said. Wellll it didn't take long for it to start stinking like something AWFUL!! So I changed the water 3 times a week and I EVEN rinsed the part of the totem pole off that was in the water thinking that would help with the smell.....NOPE, STILL STUNK. It stunk up my kitchen. I called and got my money back. 04-11-15
Mystery I received this "plant" as described. Was a bit disappointed because I sort of let myself believe I would get the stem a bit thicker - like it was displayed. I set it in water as instructed and am now waiting for the "budding" to start. My stem was a bit on the slender side. I am certain this will turn out fine. 4 stars because it arrived on target, because it was a bit more "slender" than expected. Side note: I already had to rescue this poor plant. My bulldog Moose thought it was a play stick and started to chomp on it. I caught it early - not sure Moose understood the scolding and why I took away his stick. 04-04-15
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