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Dockrillia linguiformis (Den. linguiforme) in a pot?

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    I'm absolutely baffled as to the notion of growing this in a pot. How wide and shallow should it be to support the root system? And what dimensions would make it aesthetically pleasing? Since I've never mounted, potting or some other method would be a more comfortable option for me.

    But if I wanted to mount a piece (I have a few), do I wrap the roots around the mount and secure it? Or just secure the piece to the mount?

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    i wouldnt even try potting it. ive only ever had them on slabs or old branches, and its easier than it looks beleive it or not, plus, you have to start mounting somewhere. make sure the plant has a good healthy root system, then place it (i always place at the bottom of the slap so the plant grows up) so it looks good, and tie it on firmly using old pantyhose and maybe some sphag for packing. All i do is mist when i go past with the hose and everything seems fine and thriving.

    Try it, and if it isnt for you, then, you know for next time

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    Eep. What kind of wood do I want for a mount? Do I secure it with some sort of wire? Twine? Does it matter what type of metal the wire is? It seems like such a daunting task!

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    ok calm down lol, to secure the plant use old pantyhoes, the nylon stretchy ones? cut them into strips about 1/2 inch wide and secure the plant onto a stick about 3cm diameter. or a slab. if you use a slab, ponga (tree fern) is good, just buy ponga warratahs from a garden centre, they are great for it. or use something like beech or conifer wood, they provide good grip with the bark, but ensure it is old wood, not fresh

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    oh and use a standard #6 or #7 wire (thats how we tend to do it here in NZ, with the classification) or just a plain, galvanised steel or aluminum wire, but make sure its thick and ISNT high tensile, and use the wire to hang the wood. drill a hole at the top of the piece and thread the wire through and bend the end to a hook to hang.

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