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WaterWitchin 09-07-2021 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by RubyRootsRule (Post 966657)
Hi WaterWitchin,

I got bit by the neo bug pretty bad, just wondering, have you decided how you're going to wrap your neos?

... Neofinetia pots have a large hole at the bottom for air flow. This large hole also enables you to know when it's time to water again, the outside moss might be crispy but the inside will still be damp. So you wait until it's just dry to water again.

Actually, no I haven't. I tried a couple of sphag wraps, and laughed at my results. (I don't have any 5A sphag, so Camille was spot on about that part.) It's currently sitting on a mount of sphag on a plate, and I mist it until I figure out what to do.

Meanwhile, I found a Neo with the purplish color on the spurs and foolishly bought it. It was toasted during transit, and the smallest little thing I've ever had (smaller than the Podangis I was shocked by a ways back).

So I'm sitting around, shaking my head, and looking at these two plants and attempting to regroup my sanity.

Roberta 09-07-2021 11:34 AM

Is there, perhaps, hope for that toasted Neo? (good roots and at least a few surviving leaves?) If so, it just might make it... Neos are a lot tougher than Podangis. They grow slowly, but they are robust little 'chids.

WaterWitchin 09-07-2021 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Roberta (Post 966902)
Is there, perhaps, hope for that toasted Neo? (good roots and at least a few surviving leaves?) If so, it just might make it... Neos are a lot tougher than Podangis. They grow slowly, but they are robust little 'chids.

Oh, yes, there's hope. And the seller just gave me 40% back on my purchase. It just hit a really rough spot somewhere between here and California. A very HOT rough spot.

Shadeflower 09-07-2021 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by WaterWitchin (Post 966010)
If I ordered any orchid and it arrived looking like a single parsley leaf, I'd faint dead away.

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Originally Posted by WaterWitchin (Post 966010)
It was toasted during transit, and the smallest little thing I've ever had. So I'm sitting around, shaking my head, and looking at these two plants and attempting to regroup my sanity.

:rofl:

ps: don't worry I can relate..

DirtyCoconuts 09-07-2021 02:48 PM

well i tie mine to wood (a pine board, two cholla cactus husks and use hygrolon to tie them and no medium.

they all are happy

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9d76f0d2_c.jpgUntitled by J Solo, on Flickr


i have one in a colander type clay pot with only granite chips as medium....dunno, they like it hot and humid


top of my lath house (50% lath)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a111c4f3_c.jpgUntitled by J Solo, on Flickr



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a0dd639f_c.jpgUntitled by J Solo, on Flickr



i'll take a group shot for perspective

RubyRootsRule 09-08-2021 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by WaterWitchin (Post 966898)
Actually, no I haven't. I tried a couple of sphag wraps, and laughed at my results. (I don't have any 5A sphag, so Camille was spot on about that part.)

It isn't easy sourcing the 5A right now, for just a few plants you might try

Premier Extra Long Strand AAAAA New Zealand Sphagnum Moss

– rePotme


or if you're on fb there's someone that is selling a nice quality there, let me know if you're interested, I'll get you their name.

I'm really liking the look of the moss.

estación seca 09-08-2021 01:44 AM

What if, instead of AAAAA sphagnum, you used brand-new, finely shredded dollar bills? They stand up to hundreds and hundreds of wet-dry cycles. It's illegal to deface currency but it's for the best of reasons.

Edit: Washington was a farmer, so $1 bills are appropriate. But so was Jefferson, so you could also use $2 bills.

WaterWitchin 09-08-2021 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by RubyRootsRule (Post 966983)
It isn't easy sourcing the 5A right now, for just a few plants you might try

Premier Extra Long Strand AAAAA New Zealand Sphagnum Moss

– rePotme


or if you're on fb there's someone that is selling a nice quality there, let me know if you're interested, I'll get you their name.

I'm really liking the look of the moss.

Oh, I could source it. But thank you for the kind offer. It just doesn't seem worth it to for an experimental mount, which I may end up liking or not liking, or doesn't fit with my culture or environment in the longrun.

I like finding stuff around the house and yard and "do" things with them. I should probably have asked my original questions, then put up a new thread in the Mounts section. Because I can tell this isn't going to be a traditional potting of Neofinetia now that I'm halfway down the rabbit hole.

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Originally Posted by estación seca (Post 966984)
What if, instead of AAAAA sphagnum, you used brand-new, finely shredded dollar bills? They stand up to hundreds and hundreds of wet-dry cycles. It's illegal to deface currency but it's for the best of reasons.

Edit: Washington was a farmer, so $1 bills are appropriate. But so was Jefferson, so you could also use $2 bills.

Wouldn't work. Bills aren't long enough. That's like maybe 3 or 4A length. And I refuse to glue them together. Plus, felonies aren't on my bucket list... anymore.

DirtyCoconuts 09-08-2021 09:08 AM

i have an unopened bundle from besgrow......if you want it ill send it to you

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they claim that over 80% of the strands are 100mm

i have not opened the cube so i dunno

FullBloom 09-08-2021 10:51 AM

@dirtycoconuts

I made the mistake of trying Besgrow, it won’t work for wrapping, it’s too short.

Seems fine for potting though.


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