LST or Low Stress Training, is something that a lot of people wish to do to their houseplants, but simply do not want to go through the hassle of garden ties or mess with a tiny trellis. I'm a big fan of growing small, but I've got other things to work on besides untangling a bunch of netting. This is where the Topsy Micro comes in.
The Topsy Micro is designed to bend your branch at a 137° angle. This will allow for more light penetration to the lower areas of the plant without damage to the branch. Plants seem to like the 137° angle.
No matter how soft the garden tie, things can, and will happen. There is nothing more tear-jerking than snapping a branch from your plant. The Topsy Micro is designed to be give just the right bend in just the right place. And what's better, it's mobile. If you've made a mistake and need a bend in a different location, just remove it and move it!
This design can be scaled up to accommodate most plant sizes. This is a Work-In-Progress so there may be slight design changes but for the most part, this is it. I have Multiples installed on a few plants and can tell you that they are holding strong even after 5 months.
Straight out of the gate, if you print this at 100% size you'll be able to accomodate a branch size of 6.30mm or roughly 1/4 in.
Scale up or down accordingly, but I believe that the branch might break the Topsy Micro. (Maybe with a lower resolution?)