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How to position the orchids on cork

This is a discussion on How to position the orchids on cork within the Orchid Forum Articles forums, part of the TalkTalk category; As requested I wrote this tutorial with the hope that you enjoy it and utilities. ...

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    Default How to position the orchids on cork

    As requested I wrote this tutorial with the hope that you enjoy it and utilities.
    Place the orchids on the raft is not complicated, it should be a little manual dexterity and patience, we must provide, over the map, a piece of cork, fishing line, or the sphagnum moss, a crochet embroidery, a small awl and of galvanized iron wire.
    We position the cork sphagnum and we sit on the orchid, temporarily stop all with the elastic thread, this will facilitate us the anchor of the plant to the raft.
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    Go ahead and buchiamo with punch the cork in the desired location for the fixing, in the same hole we do move the hook from the cork back.
    Annodiamo to fishing hook dell'uncinetto the wire and pulling in behind the hook so that the wire passes through the cork
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    and repeat the operation on the opposite side of the plant and annodiamo the wire in the back of the cork; the node will be not very tight or wire will risk to affect the plant.
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    We repeat the process at several points up when the plant will be stable; now we can remove the elastic thread
    and fix a hook with galvanized iron wire that will be used to hang the raft and to secure the slip classifier.
    The raft is over, with this method, the anchoring means are not visible and allow a solid anchor in a few months, when the roots are anchored to the cork, it will be possible to cut the fishing line and slowly disappear from the cork signs of holes mounting.
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    Well done Elio! Very easy to follow

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    Thanks, Elio. Promoted to the Article Library.

    cheers,
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    Well done!

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    Thank you Elio!

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    Very nice Elio. Thanks for sharing it step by step

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    Thanks for sharing your technique with us

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    Thank you all for your interest

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    Thank you for sharing. I have a Phalaenopsis that I am considering to mount. My question is should I wait until it produces new roots or I can mount it straight away? Another question, do you recommend mounting different orchid (other than Phalaenopsis) together? The wood is about 30 cm long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizan View Post
    Thank you for sharing. I have a Phalaenopsis that I am considering to mount. My question is should I wait until it produces new roots or I can mount it straight away? Another question, do you recommend mounting different orchid (other than Phalaenopsis) together? The wood is about 30 cm long.
    Council to mount when the roots are sufficiently developed in order to guarantee the ability to make a solid anchor and before starting the installation to bathe them to make the most of elastic, in order to prevent risks of breakage.
    Personally I never mount of different species orchids, because they have different culture needs.
    The size of the cork must not be in proportion to the size of Piantino that is to be mounted, but as an adult.

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