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I bought this Orchid on line about six weeks ago. It was very small . So I decided to try a mounting . Went to the wood pile found a porous log cut a piece off .sterilized it and with some plant wire and some sphagnum moss came up with this. It seams to be growing .any suggestions on better care or need to know hints. Kinda looks like thing on Adams family with the moss .
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Looks good. What sort of Orchid is it?
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I bought it on line from Lowe's Orchids in Keaau Hawaii it is a Cattleya bowringiana x self . I got it and three other types but they were so small for the price. I have got a better eye for them now.I sent a of two of them and one I gave away. By the way what is x self.
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I believe it means that the plant has been grown from seed, a seed that was made by self pollinating the mother plant. Please correct me if Im wrong someone!
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Thanks for the info that makes it more interesting. Ill keep a good eye on it. New Orchid EPI. FLORIBUNDUM X EPI. CORDIGERUM 'PARSDISE' I am not sure if the pic loaded properly.
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Your mount looks good and the health of the orchid is not showing signs of complaints. One thing I would be very careful with is watering and allowing the plant to hold water between the leaves and not to mention the sphag is close to the crown so it will hold moisture within itself. Overall looks happy happy happy...
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So can any type of wood be used for mounts? My hubby cuts fire wood, mostly pine, some fir occasionally, and I have heard of people using that for a mount. Do you have to take the bark off or is it best to leave it on? I don't have a place indoors to put mounts where I could water them and let the water drain off...it would all go on carpet which wouldn't be good
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So can any type of wood be used for mounts? My hubby cuts fire wood, mostly pine, some fir occasionally, and I have heard of people using that for a mount. Do you have to take the bark off or is it best to leave it on? I don't have a place indoors to put mounts where I could water them and let the water drain off...it would all go on carpet which wouldn't be good
Pine is the one wood I avoid. I've read in a number of places that pine releases something that the orchids do not like.

Does anybody else have some info on this?

Anything mounted needs to be misted at least once a day so take that into consideration before mounting the plant. You'll save yourself a headache

Please let us know how it goes
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I believe pine releases some sort of oil. Now, if thats true, then why do we use Pine bark for our mixes. Or is that a different type of bark?
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