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  • Neofenetia falcata repotting

    I pot these on a yearly basis. I do this for 2 reasons. First Sphag that is fairly moist breaks down quickly. Second roots grow erratically and need to be in the medium.

    First I take a bottle of beer, perfectly chilled and drink it while pulling the plants from their pots and removing the old moss.

    Then I use the bottle for potting. I drape long strands of quality NZ Sphag over the bottle and place the plant onto it.

    I then drape more moss over the roots turning the bottle as I add them. I lift the whole thing off the bottle and I place a couple of styro peanuts into the hollow formed by the bottle

    I then slide this into a pot and voila...repotted.

    If you really want to have fun with this...use a new bottle for each plant, LOL.

    They also do well mounted. I am mounting this one on the bottom of a a clay pot.

    I attached it to the pot with a florist wire made into a "hair pin shape. Ths is then placed around the plant and thread through the drainage hole. Then bent along the bottom of the pot.

    Here is a pic of an established Neof. that was mounted on a pot (not mine)

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