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View Poll Results: Which materials you prefer for mounting your orchids?

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  • on cork bark

    6 54.55%
  • on pine bark

    3 27.27%
  • other tree bark

    2 18.18%
  • driftwood

    2 18.18%
  • clay pots

    1 9.09%
  • baskets

    1 9.09%
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Which materials you prefer for mounting your orchids?

This is a discussion on Which materials you prefer for mounting your orchids? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Personally I like cork bark pieces and nice driftwood for artistic mounts. But I found ...

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    Question Which materials you prefer for mounting your orchids?

    Personally I like cork bark pieces and nice driftwood for artistic mounts. But I found great also clay pot mounts and I'm looking forward to try it soon!

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    Only one is on your list and it depends on the plant but my preferences in order - weathered cedar root (driftwood sort of), hardwood slab, cedar slab and cork bark, especially cork tubes. I've been thinking about trying clay saucers.

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    I have never try mounting my orchids on my own before but I have bought several orchids mounted. Can someone explain cork bark, pine bark, driftwood etc?

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    Cork bark comes from a tree, Quercus suber, that for the most part is grown and harvested in Spain. Same thing as natural wine corks. Lasts a really long time when used as a mount. Pine bark usually refers to a slab of pine wood with the bark left on or bark from a conifer that has very thick bark. Fir or redwood are examples. Driftwood is wood that has floated around in large bodies of water for a very long time. After all the wear and tear it becomes quite attractive.

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    I love pine bark or pine in about any form for my plants that are normally mounted. I live in sunny Florida and I buy bags of pine bark mulch to line baskets with, to fill pots for things that need x large bark and anything that isn't growing well in other mediums. There is something about pine that my orchids seem to love...even cheap pine boards from boxstore work.

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