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What sort of wood is suitable for mounting orchids?

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    Default What sort of wood is suitable for mounting orchids?

    I was wondering what type of wood to use for mounting orchids. Are there some that are not suitable? Can you use the ones you find in aquarium shops? Are there some that are toxic to the plants? What characteristics do you look for in a good mount?

    My daughter is toying with the idea of mounting her Phal, once she finds her own place to live (she just transferred jobs to MI and is staying with friends while she house hunts) and she'd like to know what to look for.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    cork is good and can be found in shops for lizards and snakes, you don't want a wood that will rot quickly.

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    I use caimite..lasts like 2 years..you can use treefern plaques or teak slabs...you may be able to get some other types of wood that may be available in your area..hope someone responds from your vicinity
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    Thanks for the responses - have to admit I've never even heard of caimite!

    I think she was considering using pieces of wood she could find locally and was particularly wanting to know if she needs to avoid any particular species because of toxicity or breaking down really fast.

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    Here are a couple threads if you read through you'll find different options for types of mounts that people here have used. Cork, oak(mixed results), driftwood, grapevine... I've also seen orchids mounted on coconuts, various hardwood, and other fruit branches.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...g-orchids.html

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ants-home.html

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    Thanks for the responses - have to admit I've never even heard of caimite!

    I think she was considering using pieces of wood she could find locally and was particularly wanting to know if she needs to avoid any particular species because of toxicity or breaking down really fast.

    Thanks for the links too. I'll be reading!

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    Hi Carolla another option she can use small baskets very easy for her to take care as it's very light in contrast the woods would be very heavy and sometime consume a lot of spaces.

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