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    Default Mounting with pantyhose LOL

    so I was watching this you-tube video, and a guy was mounting a plant to tree fern with some womens pantie hoes. I thought it was just so hilarious, but I actually would like to do this with my first mounted orchid. He said it eventually just wears off an falls off the mount. its stretchy and can cover a wider area when holding the plant securely on the slab. Also, they are thin and airy, wont hurt the plant.

    SO I wanted to try for my first mounted plant the Sedirea Japonica.... Im just in love with these blooms, they are funky and different. I also really like the Leptotes bicolor, and I know that one would do better with mounting....its going to cost over 60 bucks to get both, so for now I just want 1. but does anyone think I Shouldn't mount the S. Japonica?

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    i've been considering s. japonica myself. from what i understand, they grow well like a phaleanopsis? but can handle more cool weather. when i finally get one, i will put mine into a tree-fern pot, with some moss and fern fiber. it has no bulbs, so it might need a bit more moisture, and where i live it is very dry, so i will use moss int he mix. using a treefern pot is sort of a cross between potting and mounting. i've only seen them mounted on the internet, never seen one in a regular pot, so mounting is probably well tested.

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    Never saw a tree fern pot, just a tree fern slab...are they available online? I just came across some gorgeous pieces of drift wood with smaller plants mounted on them, it looks more exotic and im going for something different since all mine are potted. want to try a new way at this point.

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    I read also: They also enjoy the classic Japanese mound of moss which is commonly used with Neofinetia falcate

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    How does it stay in a perfect little ball I wonder lol

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    you can see how here and my two Sedirea here http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...a-potting.html

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    well forgive me for the "dumb" question, 'is it available online', LOL, needless to say I looked the tree fern pots up, so cute and that's a really awesome idea, I might just steal your idea lol =) I think an S. Japonica would adore that pot.

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    I will send you a pm with my treefern pot supplier

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidbaby View Post
    Never saw a tree fern pot, just a tree fern slab...are they available online? I just came across some gorgeous pieces of drift wood with smaller plants mounted on them, it looks more exotic and im going for something different since all mine are potted. want to try a new way at this point.
    Plants grow in moderately bright light in cool to intermediate temperatures. Keep plants in temperatures beteween 50º to 75º F. Water regularly and allow the medium to dry out between waterings. Plant should be potted in a open mix of full treefern or 60% bark 40% perlite. Keep humidity around 40 to 60

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I will send you a pm with my treefern pot supplier
    Would Coir work as well as Tree Fern? I thought people were leaning away from tree fern for ecological reasons? (Not intending to disrespect)

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    I was going to pot in tree fern, and use sphagnum for the medium
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