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Dendrobium Heterocarpum-mounted or potted?

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    Hi guys,

    I bought online Dendrobium Heterocarpum and it arrived today. It is blooming size and it already bloomed. I didn't expect it to mounted but it is. I know that people grow it either way but If I want to pot it, is it ok to do that? Or will the plant suffer?

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    Hi Aneta,

    Thats a good buy. you could mount them and mounting it adds a another charm to them or you could decide to pot them as usual. off late I seem to have preference to mount the orchids but would need extra effort to water them quite frequently.

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    Good question Aneta!

    I have wondered the same thing a time or 2, but I like and can handle some mounted. So I have little interest right now in unmounting. I hang the mounted ones off another pot that is hanging on a chain hooked to the ceiling or hang it directly on the chain.

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    Aneta, being that you grow on a windowsill it might be better potted for you. If the plant is not attached to it's mount, than transferring to pot will be easy. If it is firmly attached to the mount, you can remove the mount above the roots and place the root end with mount attached right into your medium. This will cause no trauma to the plant. I would probably pick off the Sphag prior to potting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Aneta, being that you grow on a windowsill it might be better potted for you. If the plant is not attached to it's mount, than transferring to pot will be easy. If it is firmly attached to the mount, you can remove the mount above the roots and place the root end with mount attached right into your medium. This will cause no trauma to the plant. I would probably pick off the Sphag prior to potting it.

    Cool. Will do!

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    a treefern plaque can be pretty tough. I would use a hacksaw blade to cut it, taking care not to damage plant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    a treefern plaque can be pretty tough. I would use a hacksaw blade to cut it, taking care not to damage plant
    It was tough. I used my hands only. I sprayed it with water and it was much easier to take apart. The result: only two damaged root tips. Not too bad I think. And this is final product. Two of the roots are sticking out but there was no way to bend them

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