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Old 03-23-2021, 08:26 PM
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Hi orchid lovers. I mounted a couple of orchids on some nice bark/ drift wood and they are doing great. I"m attaching some examples for you guys to see. I recently found a tree fern also attached. And there is a group of pictures of volunteer orchids, phals and dendrobium. These potted plants are just waiting for their turn to be mounted somewhere, as I became obsessed with mounting and creating mini jungles with built in humidifiers. As you can see in this link

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I'd love to get your opinion if it's a good idea to repot this potentially beautiful fern tree for indoors/bonsai kinda thing. and mount a couple of orchids. Any suggestions as to what kind to mount from the ones you see. Should I mount it and make it live outside? I live in southern California. I think I'd rather keep it indoors. what do you guys think?
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:07 PM
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I don't know how well those do indoors or whether they lend themselves to bonsai... I have one in the back yard, that is now somewhere around 15-18 feet (5-6 meters) tall. The trunk of a mature tree fern makes an excellent mounting surface. But it's going to take awhile for yours to get to that point. I'd suggest doing the mounting on cork or any wood with rough bark (Bottle brush tree wood works really well) Look around for a neighbor who is trimming their tree.
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