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Can i mount on this palm tree?

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    Default Can i mount on this palm tree?

    Any idea if i like to mount some orchid on this palm tree?.the sun hit this direction only half day.
    if i can do,i need to water the plant by hand because i don't believe the springer can't reach so high







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    i would try it! maybe some cheapie dendrobiums, like kingianum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i would try it! maybe some cheapie dendrobiums, like kingianum.
    sounds good,thank you for your suggest.

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    nice palm, I always liked these but the 'daggers' on the fronds are lethal, I think Coeruleo's advice is good, go cheap so if it doesn't work no loss, but I think a den will like it and they are hardy,, good luck

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    Agree. Give it a go and see how it turns out.

    cheers,
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    Thank you for more support Ed and Bruce.i'll give you update again on this project

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    i like to buy cheap 'experiment orchids' when possible, so i can try out different windows/light levels or if something can handle winter outdoors. when you resign yourself to 'experimenting' on cheap plants, the loss is not so bothersome when one dies. sometimes you just have to go for it and see what happens. i've tortured a poor sharry baby, but she's still hangin' in there, and occasionally blooming. this winter we finally see if she can handle the mid 40's. i would also suggest some of the mexican laelias if you like pink cattleya types. they are supposed to do well here, and can handle a little early morning sun.

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    I think it's a great idea. Good luck and post pictures for us. By the way, that's a beautiful palm tree.

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    That is the oil palm Elaeis guineensis from West Africa, and one of the most important commercial crops of S E Asia. Its fruits is the source of the edible palm oil.In our Malaysian oil palm estates you will normally see tons of epiphytes adorning the trunks of these oil palms. I am sure your orchids will love being mounted on this palm. The 'stump' of the old palm fronds provide a ready receptacle for your orchids and they are so tough they never seem to rot, (as shown in your pictures). I wish I had one of these palms in my garden. I say ' Go for it, Kitty'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker85 View Post
    I think it's a great idea. Good luck and post pictures for us. By the way, that's a beautiful palm tree.
    this one we got it from nursery in San diego long time ago,it grow very slow that's the reason we plant it.i'll start this project next month after a lots of shopping in this month.yesterday i've just repot 27 plants and 7 more Vandas are coming this friday

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