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Oncid, Den and Catt on Driftwood

This is a discussion on Oncid, Den and Catt on Driftwood within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My friend gave me one of her very old weathered pieces of driftwood recently. I ...

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    My friend gave me one of her very old weathered pieces of driftwood recently. I had a few young plants that I thought would look nice on it. Over time I'd ended up with a few babies from back pieces that fell off during repotting and I later found leftover pieces with keikei's growing.
    There were nice nooks and crannys to put the sphagnum moss, consequently the Oncid. Sweet Sugar and an unnamed Den. were easily placed. The third, a young B. David Sander, was placed on a spot that had a branch sticking up. That required wire wrap to hold it in place, but as fast as the roots on those grow I should be able to remove the wire in a couple months.
    I have a larger piece of driftwood coming soon that will allow for larger plants to be mounted around it. As easy as this project went I am looking forward to something bigger to work with next.

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    The mounts look good. It would be interesting to see them in a couple of years.
    That driftwood looks huge.

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    Very nice, Connie! That looks fun.

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    That is a big mount! I bet you will have an amazing show when those guys grow and bloom.

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    Great looking mounting Connie.

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    Very nice, how often do you water them? I have some neo's and catt seedlings that I mounted on grapewood and put some sphag around the roots but have no idea about watering.

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    I'm down here in humid Florida and watering mounts can be every day or every other day. Sometimes when I forget them, they go even longer. lol Thankfully, it is very humid most of the time and if I forget them, nature tends to them for me. One little den I have mounted on palm wood grows no matter what I do to it. I was sorely tempted to include a tiny phal on that driftwood too, but was afraid it would just burn in the light the others need. The little oncid is strange and seems to like stronger sun than normal so it should be okay. We'll see...
    I'll keep you all updated on it as they grow...this should be interesting. I am getting an even bigger (3 ft tall) piece of driftwood shortly that I will be putting some larger plants on. I may need a forklift to move it...
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    That is really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I'll keep you all updated on it as they grow...this should be interesting. I am getting an even bigger (3 ft tall) piece of driftwood shortly that I will be putting some larger plants on. I may need a forklift to move it...
    You could buy those planter "rollers" from the home improvement store that they use for large pots.
    This way, you can roll the large driftwood around instead of carrying it.

    Dendrobium roots are interesting. They prefer to be REALLY potbound, or REALLY free. But somehow they hate anything in between hehehe.

    One of my dendrobiums on driftwood might need a "haircut" of the roots pretty soon as some roots are already growing beyond the driftwood and starting to cling to the shelf that it is sitting on.

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    They made great mounts!

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