The success (until now...) of my other Neofinetia in S/H inspired me to try this mount with a small bean leaf form : Seibotan (I bought this plant labeled like this, but I have a doubt about the name because I read that Seibotan has rough texture leaves, mine doesn't, and some pictures online don't fit with mine)
The mount is a block of red lava rock (very porous), sitting in a saucer filled with half an inch of clear water (no fertilizer) and some live sphagnum moss. The lava rock wicks the water up to 2 third of its height (10 inches), which is good because the top of the rock stays dry between spraying, and this is where I installed the Neofinetia a month ago.
Prior to mounting the Neo, I installed some moss of various species growing spontaneously on other orchid mounts, and had the setup running for a month to test the watering, wicking, etc. I also mounted a few sundew (Drosera adelae) and butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris and a mexican Pinguicula)
The moss is growing very well, and the Neofinetia is also starting to look happy, but it's been only 3 weeks...
here is the results :
July 23rd: Neofinetia newly mounted on the rock with moss already growing well
IMG_26323 by Jaljala photography, on Flickr
August 12th : Neofinetia well established and moss are growing fast
IMG_27198 by Jaljala photography, on Flickr
IMG_27206 by Jaljala photography, on Flickr
IMG_27211 by Jaljala photography, on Flickr
IMG_27217 by Jaljala photography, on Flickr