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Thread: Mounting orchids and what to do in the future

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    Default Mounting orchids and what to do in the future

    I love mounted orchids. I have 6 of them. One is mounted on a small piece of tree fern and the others are mounted to branches. They are all doing fine but I am not sure what to do with them in the future when they outgrow thier mounts. I can't imagin that it is possible to remove the one from the tree fern without destroying most of the roots. a few on branches have grown roots into every crack and crevice in the branch. How have some of you handled this situation when your orchids outgrow thier mounts?

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    I dont bother trying to replace the mount.
    Options are :-
    1) turn the mount the other way up
    2) tie the small mount on to a larger mount
    3) divide plant and sell divisions

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    We were at a club meeting where a member was showing his quite impressive b. nodosa. At some point he mentioned that somewhere inside that ball of roots was the original 4 x 4 mount, never to be seen again. His plan, since the mount is only a way to secure a small plant, was to just let it keep growing and not worry about a new mount.

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    Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure how people handled this.

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