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Help! Unmounting plant and repotting in s/h

This is a discussion on Help! Unmounting plant and repotting in s/h within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi to all, I just obtained the plant I was looking for Lc. Mini Purple ...

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    Hi to all, I just obtained the plant I was looking for Lc. Mini Purple coerulea! Thanks in part to you folks!!! The only catch is that it is a small plant that is mounted. I want to take it off of what it is mounted on and put it in s/h. I have never done anything like this before and I sure could use some suggestions! The plant should arrive on Wednesday or Thursday. Please help! Good Growing, Ed

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    hi, ed. i think that the same strategy applies for mounted plants going into s/h that apply for potted plants going into s/h: make sure the roots are actively growing before putting into new medium. as far as getting plants off of mounts go, some people tie the plant onto the mount, and some people use a dab of glue. you can just untie the plant in the first case. in the second, i would carefully pry the plant off of the mount, leaving the glue on the plant instead of the mount. that way, you dont hurt the plant and leave an opening for bacteria, etc.

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    Never tried myself but i think a really good soaking will help the plant come off the mount easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    Never tried myself but i think a really good soaking will help the plant come off the mount easier.
    Good idea to soak it....it may only be wired or attached with monofilament line which once cut ,the orchid should come off easy. They usually have a pad of spaghnum moss they rest on,too. You should have no problems...be sure it does have active root growth...if not I would wait ....it is going to be quite a shock going from mounted to SH....Good Luck!

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    Thanks to all, Yes you folks got it right its getting it off what it is mounted on without damaging the plant or roots! Thanks

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    Good luck, Ed. So...where'dya get the mini purple?

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    Hi I got it at Sunset Orchids. Its mounted and I want to take it off of the mount and put in in s/h. It should arrive Wed. or Thurs. This is a great place to meet some nice orchid folks! Be well and good growing, Ed

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    I think that was my recommendation! I have never helped anyone with anything orchid-related before! I am so excited that you found it. Let us know if it is in good condition. I agree that the people on this forum are exceptionally nice....and patient.

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    It should arrive Wed. or Thurs
    Let us know how you get on.

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    Ed, if this doesn't work out for you....and I hope it does....I think Phelps Farm may have it too.

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