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crumbling mount

This is a discussion on crumbling mount within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a small oncid mounted on corkbark which is now falling apart, How do ...

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    I have a small oncid mounted on corkbark which is now falling apart, How do I remount it without injuring the roots?

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    I usually order a tree fern raft and attach the plant with some florist wire. Once the new roots are firmly attached to the tree fern, you can remove the wire.

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    thanks for the reply but what do u do with a stick mount ( small tree branch)tDo you attach the entire rotting stick to a new mount or must you remove the plant from the old mount first? If so, how do you accomplish this without harming the roots?

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    Typically, if the branch is rotting the plant will come away from mount pretty easily. Give a good soaking and see if comes off by tugging gently.

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    Thank you..I will wait until the branch rots furthur as is only rotting now at the end of the stick,,Thanks again

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