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mounted twinkle?

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    Have any of you tried mounting an Oncidium "Twinkle"? I bought one at a fundraiser and found it to be in pretty bad shape when I got home so I sphag and bagged, got new roots (did use Superthrive in this case). To make things easier on myself I "mounted" it. It's in sort of a depression on a piece of driftwood...I'm wondering if that sort of oncid will actually attach itself. Maybe now that I have better roots, I should pot it...it's just more manageable being on the driftwood where I can mist and go whenever I need to. Opinions?

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    Should be fine if you keep the humidity up. Would love to see a photo of the mounted orchid.

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    I have a small oncid on wood and it's thriving. It grew one new growth and bloomed on a four foot spike. You will just need to water it more often.

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    Thanks for the responses! (And I will try to get pics this weekend BD...I have a mounted nodosa that is starting to get the hang of growing and I want to show everyone that as well!) My concern is primarily whether or not that particular type of oncid will attach. I read somewhere that some types will attach and some won't (don't know the diff)...I just don't want to have to treat the driftwood as a pot. I would like for it to be a true mount. If the plant just won't do that, I'd rather have it in a pot...I have the conditions down pretty well and actually did a sorta experiment with superthrive with two halves of the sad little thing to see which would do better.....The superthrive half has many roots and the other half doesnt. I should search for the superthrive thread when I have the pics and post them there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Thanks for the responses! (And I will try to get pics this weekend BD...I have a mounted nodosa that is starting to get the hang of growing and I want to show everyone that as well!) My concern is primarily whether or not that particular type of oncid will attach. I read somewhere that some types will attach and some won't (don't know the diff)...I just don't want to have to treat the driftwood as a pot. I would like for it to be a true mount. If the plant just won't do that, I'd rather have it in a pot...I have the conditions down pretty well and actually did a sorta experiment with superthrive with two halves of the sad little thing to see which would do better.....The superthrive half has many roots and the other half doesnt. I should search for the superthrive thread when I have the pics and post them there.
    I really believe it will be fine if you keep the humidity up. Oncidiums like this grow naturally attached to limbs or wires, so it should be just great.

    Cheers,
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    PS - looking forward to the nodosa photos too.

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