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Old 08-13-2010, 10:46 AM
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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


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Old 08-13-2010, 10:49 AM
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Stunning. Beautiful work.

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this is such a lovely mount! great job!
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Beautiful set up! Your plant looks happy!
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Very very Beautiful mount!
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Lovely, it looks like the mount was done by a bonsai expert.
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Looks really cool!
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Thank you
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Very cool!

Where did you find such an awesome rock?

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Great! I mounted a ficus benjamina on a rock. I have some moss like that growing in my pinguiculas post [in peat moss] sitting in distilled water. where did you get such a nice rock? would a reg rock work as well?
maybe granite something I find in the street?
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