Any vining or climbing houseplant can be trained into a pleasing shape of your own design. Use needle-nose pliers to make a form with medium-gauge, stainless-steel wire, which is available at hardware and home-supply stores. To create a coil or spiral, wrap wire around a cylindrical mold, such as a soup can, or a conical shape, like a flowerpot. Leave a straight 4-inch length at the end to anchor in the soil of a young potted plant. To prevent snags on the other end, turn 1/2 inch of wire back on itself. Gently twine the vine around the wire form. You can loosely tie new growth to the stake if it doesn't cooperate.
Martha Stewart Living, September 2002