I couldn't resist it. I went back to Walmart and bought one of those braided hibiscus. Now, I just need to figure out how they managed to braid them.

Here's a link to a picture of the braid:

Braided Hibiscus

The plant was in a 1 gallon pot, and it was definitely not root bound. I upgraded it to a 3 gallon pot and added polymer crystals because hibiscus do not like their roots to dry out.

Anyone ever tried braiding plant stems before? Any tips for me?