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Old 10-06-2012, 06:52 PM
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So, here is my 2nd attempt at mounting an orchid. (You don't want to see my first!) It's a NoID phal I got for $5 from a lady getting rid of all her orchids, so I won't feel awful if it dies

What do you think? Anything I should have done differently? That's sheet moss woven in the roots. (I really hat sphag.) Some roots are under the moss. Is that OK? Anyway, let me know! And THANKS!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:22 PM
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thats a really nice job.
The only thing I would do differently, and I don't know the origins of your NOID, is to ensure that the phal used would have roots that will ultimately attach themselves to the base/media. If you don't do this, then new roots will eventually "hang".

I suppose you could keep binding the roots up.....

Some phal species freely attach. I currently have 2 lueddemannianas, a parishii and a manii that have root-attached. Others don't - like wilsonii, taenalis, speciosa. Violacea might, roots look like they would, but I haven't tried it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:23 AM
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Oh, I thought all phals attach! Don't they all grow on trees? Hmm . . . I will have to wait and see if this one attaches! Thanks for that info, Orchidsarefun - very helpful!
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thats a really nice job.
The only thing I would do differently, and I don't know the origins of your NOID, is to ensure that the phal used would have roots that will ultimately attach themselves to the base/media. If you don't do this, then new roots will eventually "hang".

I suppose you could keep binding the roots up.....

Some phal species freely attach. I currently have 2 lueddemannianas, a parishii and a manii that have root-attached. Others don't - like wilsonii, taenalis, speciosa. Violacea might, roots look like they would, but I haven't tried it.
Interesting. I wasn't aware that some phals won't attach to mounts. I would assume that they can still be grown mounted by just watering aerial roots.
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if anyone is really interested in mounting phals, then its advisable to go to a orchid nursery to see what they have and which are doing well.
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As long as the roots are kept moist they will do fine. I one did an orchid tree, but I found it that it was too much trouble to care for inside the house. I had to put the whole thing in a shower.
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OMG - the whole tree in the shower?? Vanda, that sounds funny, but . . . not if you're the one doing it! I think I would've thrown it out the window after it's second shower!
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that's a beautiful mount.I'm starting to mount many orchids, looking for woods, I'm trying to mount phals, not to much luck, I got one from a seller , he mounted it one new phal for me and it got black rot, don't know why. Feel like going back and tell him I think I do a better job than him.
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OMG - the whole tree in the shower?? Vanda, that sounds funny, but . . . not if you're the one doing it! I think I would've thrown it out the window after it's second shower!
It was kind of a pain in the butt. It was pretty though, especially when some of the orchids bloomed.
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NLM, thank you for the compliment!

I would definitely take your mounted chid back. It's one thing when we kill orchids ourselves . . . quite another when the seller does it for us!
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