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Mounted plants in the home

This is a discussion on Mounted plants in the home within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Kudos to this thread! I hope you could also post something for potting with different ...

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    Kudos to this thread! I hope you could also post something for potting with different mixture for different genus. It will be a big help to us, beginners. Unless there is already that I didn't know.

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    Do you think my brassovola nodosa would benefit from this? I'd really like to be successful with it if possible. I got the temps and light ok, just not sure about the humidity part. Our house is running 35-40 percent most of the time.

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    Wonderful!

    What I like in Mounting is that I can actually see the roots growing and attaching to the bark! My Epidendrum roots are growing, but not attaching, is that sign tat he hates mounting or he just need more time to fall in love with bark?

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    Is mounting big stress for the plant which do not have so much roots?

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    I don't think so. If the plant doesn't have any roots, it's more likely to rot in a pot than mounted. If you can keep the humidity high and water or spritz the plant daily, the rapid drying associated with mounting an orchid will help keep the plant from rotting.

    I do this with cattleya divisions. I leave them bare root on a shelf (in probably Phal light levels) until new roots sprout and then I pot them. Every day the division gets a slight dunk in rooting hormone water (1 drop of superthrive in a quart of water) and then returned to the shelf to dry.

    I say..if it doesn't have any roots..why not go ahead and mount it if you want? It's more likely to survive than in a pot that holds more water.


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    Is mounting big stress for the plant which do not have so much roots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    I don't think so. If the plant doesn't have any roots, it's more likely to rot in a pot than mounted. If you can keep the humidity high and water or spritz the plant daily, the rapid drying associated with mounting an orchid will help keep the plant from rotting.

    I do this with cattleya divisions. I leave them bare root on a shelf (in probably Phal light levels) until new roots sprout and then I pot them. Every day the division gets a slight dunk in rooting hormone water (1 drop of superthrive in a quart of water) and then returned to the shelf to dry.

    I say..if it doesn't have any roots..why not go ahead and mount it if you want? It's more likely to survive than in a pot that holds more water.
    Haha, I suppose I asked too much for the care of the rootless plants!

    No, this plant have roots. It was a cutting of Dend, and now is in a pot but is not very stabile although have enough of rootage. I think I'll mount it. I already have one mounted Epi which is happy!

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    Many Dens do well mounted, because they don't mind drying out between waterings. Just be aware that they will dry out more quickly and can't take long dry periods, or low humidity very well.

    McJulie

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    That isn't problem. I'm mistig them 2 times at day, and humidity is very high!

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    Default mounting with sphag

    Question... since sphag is so loose, could you get the plant & sphag positioned, use some fishing line to sort of hold it, then use a piece of pantyhose or onion/potato mesh bag to hold everything in place??

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    Cool! Judi

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