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Old 06-02-2008, 11:06 PM
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Hello i am interested in growing phals on a trained side mount, i have been growing them in spag and clear pots, but i have seen pictures posted on this site from the Eastern Countrys where they grow alot of Phals on this pourous 1 1/2" matierial? they look like they like to hang sideways on a wall like this? does anyone here grow phals like this? do you have good luck with this side style mount? what is this 1 1/2" pourous material? it dosent look like cork? where in the USA can i obtain this material? any help would be great my freinds!!

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Old 06-03-2008, 12:13 AM
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Hi Craig! Can you tell us more about what this porous material looks like, such as color and texture? Can you perhaps find a picture to show to us?
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:19 AM
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Becca Hello, ok,, look under the" phal alliance " section on this site, its a listing on the first page of threads listed, its a fairly new listing, it is a thread called "Orchid Exibibition from Taipei " there are photos, lots of them, of phals growing on this pourous matierial im talking about, and hanging in this side mount fashion, i havent seen this matierial and i am trynig to find out what it is, and if anyone has good luck growing phals, hanging like this ,on this matierial, they look happy!! thanks for you help, i hope this makes it easy for everyone to see what im talking about. update: ok well Teri on the other listing says this may be slabs of tree fern?, or a product called Epi-Web?, does anyone here grow them like this? and do you have any luck??? they sure look like they are hanging in a natural way!

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Hi Craig

All of my Phal species orchids grow like this. Some of them are on cork, some are on Epiweb ( Category Listing - EpiWeb ) and some are in small baskets or plastic containers with holes cut or burned through the sides for drainage or even suet feeders.

I just put a little sphag under the plant, place the plant upside down and top it with a little more sphag to protect the roots from what is used to tie it down. I use either fishing line, twist ties or those plastic zip strip thingys

http://www.orchidboard.com/community...905&ppuser=293

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http://www.orchidboard.com/community...450&ppuser=293

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The last photo is of my favorite Phal equestris, a gift from Gin and the sideways mount idea came to me from her

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:51 PM
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Thanks Susan, thats just what i was looking for,,, im gonna try this,,, they sure look happy!!!! and it looks like somthing i would enjoy doing, im happy to try new things with orchids,, if they are happy, im happy!! thank you Susan!!
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Hi Craig! I have a Cattleya mounted on a slab of EpiWeb and it is just as happy as can be! Give it a try and be sure to keep us updated with photo's!

Sue, now I know what to do with my empty Suet feeder! I stopped using because the squirrels were eating all of the food out of it.
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Becca, hi,,,, ok,, im going to try it,, ive got some baby phals on order now that havent made it here yet, im going to order some epiweb and some cork slabs and try them both,, you ladies are so nice!!! with a little help from my freinds,,, i think i can do it?/?,,,thank you ladies!!!!!!!
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Sue, now I know what to do with my empty Suet feeder! I stopped using because the squirrels were eating all of the food out of it.
Our friend Gin is full of great tips and ideas!
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Thanks for all your ideas folks. This would make for a good project for our little club. A lot of newbies and always looking for different ways for the to learn, and what better way than a project....
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Thanks for all your ideas folks. This would make for a good project for our little club. A lot of newbies and always looking for different ways for the to learn, and what better way than a project....
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