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mounting bulbophylium

This is a discussion on mounting bulbophylium within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Great looking grow area area, Jack. Most Bulbos do very well mounted....

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    Great looking grow area area, Jack. Most Bulbos do very well mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    Wow! Now those are healthy looking plants. How much light and what temps? Need advise on how yo grow as healthy as yours. Cone on spill the beans.
    Monica,
    This growing area is under a very large mango tree so it does get some shading from the sun but I also have a 60% shade cloth over them. They get a little sunlight in the morning and some of them get sun later in the day. Our temperatures this time of year are anywhere between the low 80's to the high 90's, our humidity at times can be in the 90% range but most times usually 65-75% humidity. It is now 1:03pm and it is currently 88 degrees but the feel like temp is 97 degrees. They normally get watered each morning for 8 minutes, at the moment the irrigation system is turned off as there is a tropical storm in the area thru the weekend so I will let mother nature keep them wet.

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    JDT, what a growth area you have!
    Love it!
    Btw why you use coconut fiber sheets under them instead of the usual moss sheath? Because of your high humidity? I'm very new in mounting in general and dunno much about bulbos either (going to get my first soon!) so I hope to learn as much as possible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theflowerbread View Post
    JDT, what a growth area you have!
    Love it!
    Btw why you use coconut fiber sheets under them instead of the usual moss sheath? Because of your high humidity? I'm very new in mounting in general and dunno much about bulbos either (going to get my first soon!) so I hope to learn as much as possible!
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    Thanks!

    I used the fiber sheets mainly to keep the roots from growing onto the lattice that the fiber is mounted too, I did use sphagnum behind and on top of the roots when I sewed them to the sheet. I have found that the coconut fiber also holds water and I am hoping that as the bulbos grow the roots will attach to the fiber, if I need to take them off it is much easier to get the fiber off of the roots then ripping them off the lattice.

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    Thanks! Good to know!
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    Thanks! Good to know!
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    Ups. Sorry. My internet connection was kinda droopy and I posted three times the same (and can't delete from mobile).
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    This gives me some ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerkitty View Post
    This gives me some ideas!
    When you figure out those ideas let us know, might tempt some others to do the same.

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    I have reached a semi-decision. I saw this gorgeous tree fern "logs" last time I was at the Greenhouse. I wondered wha they were for. Now I know. It will require daily watering, but, I also have a mounted Brassavola Little Stars (nordusa x cordata) that enjoys her daily swim-about, so I figured, what's one more.
    BUT, I might chicken out and go for a mesh basket with a variety of media, but, to me, they seem to love to ramble and roam. Mounting will lessen the task of upping basket size.

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    Beautiful plants!! and very encouraging for me to mount my bulbos, thanks for posting!!
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    Most bulbos do well mounted, but depending on the species, they may love/hate moss on the roots. Some are better mounted bare-root. If you do put moss, put a pad on the bark/cork/medium, place the plant on top and tie it. Do not put wet moss on top of the rhizome (some are quite rot-prone and the bulbs will turn brown/black one by one).

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