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Mounting a Phal..

This is a discussion on Mounting a Phal.. within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello all, I am a newbie at raising orchids.Only started in December 2011. I made ...

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    Hello all,
    I am a newbie at raising orchids.Only started in December 2011.
    I made my first attempt at mounting an orchid 2 days ago.
    Did I do it correctly? I read on here that if you mount a Phal it should be mounted with it's crown down. Here are a few pics of the mounting job.Name:  DSCN2968 (640x480).jpg
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    That looks like you did it properly. I'm sure you're aware that it will need water often. Good luck.

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    That looks good. The only thing I might have done a little differently would be to put some sphagnum between the plant and the mount to hold the leaves angled out away from the mount a little bit.

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    Thanks for the reply,Jeff
    I intend on misting it daily .
    I understand that those roots will die,but new different type roots should grow.
    There is a lot to learn with orchids,yet it is all fun and educational.
    Denny

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    I think it's properly done. but for me, I will add a bit more moss

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    That looks very good! Well done!

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    I've had the best luck with mounted species phals. This one looks pretty good. In my watering conditions, I would probably need a bit more moss for the roots or the orchid would dry out too quickly.

    cheers,
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    Love it! That 's going to look so good when it spikes again for you. Congratulations on the plant and on branching out so boldly.

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    Yes Jenn,you may be right,about using more moss. This is my first attempt at mounting any type orchid.
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    Thank You catttan

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