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Old 05-17-2019, 05:12 AM
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Seeking advice on a question.
I just got an psygmorchis pusilla orchid and was wondering how I should mount it to the wall? I was thinking drilling the fern tree fiber and use plastic nails or plastic screws. Or will crazy glue work just fine?



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Screws of some kind that aren't metal would work. I have seen some people wrap fishing line around the tree fern panel to hold an orchid and let it root. You could also use some sort of wood like a toothpick or a skewer.
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Screws of some kind that aren't metal would work. I have seen some people wrap fishing line around the tree fern panel to hold an orchid and let it root. You could also use some sort of wood like a toothpick or a skewer.


Didn’t think of toothpick or screw both of which I have thanks.


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If you want it stuck to the rear foam, those suggestions would work. You could also silicone the tree fern panel to the glass on the right. In such a case, if you liked, you could leave a gap between the foam and the tree fern panel and pack it with LFS, to be colonized later by roots, moss, whatever.

Depends if you want "wrap the corner" with living things or not.

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Just my opinion but that orchid looks like it was litterally just mounted on the tree fern, I would be surprised if it had much of any roots in it yet. I think you wouldnt be setting it back much at all if you just took it off the tree fern and attached it directly to the background if that is the look you are going for.
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Not sure if you’ve had experience w Psygmorchis but it’s a twig epiphyte. Make sure it’s in an area it dries out.
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If you want it stuck to the rear foam, those suggestions would work. You could also silicone the tree fern panel to the glass on the right. In such a case, if you liked, you could leave a gap between the foam and the tree fern panel and pack it with LFS, to be colonized later by roots, moss, whatever.

Depends if you want "wrap the corner" with living things or not.

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I don't want to put anything on the glass because I want to see in from three angles
I will try the wood first thanks
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Just my opinion but that orchid looks like it was litterally just mounted on the tree fern, I would be surprised if it had much of any roots in it yet. I think you wouldnt be setting it back much at all if you just took it off the tree fern and attached it directly to the background if that is the look you are going for.
Don't want to risk it but this orchid has extremely small root to begin with so it would be hard to tell
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Not sure if you’ve had experience w Psygmorchis but it’s a twig epiphyte. Make sure it’s in an area it dries out.
Yes that is why I want it mounted to the background since the screen will be right on top of it
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Do you guys have any experience with dendrobadium?
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I believe it is upside down. The leaves should hang down, not point up if I’m not mistaken.


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The reason you’d do that is to inhibit water collecting in the axils thereby inhibiting the occurrence of rot.

However, if you look at this section of Oncidium and their growth habits, they’re not a linear perpendicular grower. Nor ever radially oriented.
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