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Old 07-29-2019, 01:09 PM
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What is the best mount for a spider orchid?
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HI -
if you decide to mount it, yes, you can use acrylic yarn of some sort instead of (the unsightly to my eyes) fishing line monofilament :-p,
or floral wire, jute string, cotton string, bailing twine, torn up tee shirts, etc.
Really, the orchid does not care about anything other than: not strangling it's roots, keeping it stable and draining well. You can use any color you like - and the yarn comes in colors that blend with the moss pad you will use, or the wood mount,... or screaming orange! Have fun an happy growing : -)
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HI -
if you decide to mount it, yes, you can use acrylic yarn of some sort instead of (the unsightly to my eyes) fishing line monofilament :-p,
or floral wire, jute string, cotton string, bailing twine, torn up tee shirts, etc.
Really, the orchid does not care about anything other than: not strangling it's roots, keeping it stable and draining well. You can use any color you like - and the yarn comes in colors that blend with the moss pad you will use, or the wood mount,... or screaming orange! Have fun an happy growing : -)
Maryanne
I still might mount it. I'm thinking to mount my angraecoid (sp?) and eyeballing that other in the slat basket too.
I have a miniature mounted on tree fern slab I bought off of Amazon and suspect what you are saying about strangling. It's alive, growing, sends out new roots and leaves but I think it's strapped down so tight with clear fish line it's simply sending wigglers out and not finding room at the inn. A few roots are disappearing into the tree fern slab but something is off. Even with misting and watering some of the new roots are not finding a foothold and simply shrivel up. I wonder if anyone has figured out the actual pressure # of "too tight" when strapping orchids in, besides waiting to see how they take to the new digs. I'm going to untie this miniature, carefully lift the moss ball and see wth is happening under there. Thanks for posting this, am gonna check this out...
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