yea, this has been brought up a lot. the way that i do it is to use toothpicks to hold them in. Not through the plant, but a few on either side to make a solid support for it. the toothpicks will blend in to the cork better than silicone or wire and they eventually will breakdown after the plant roots. another method that a lot of people use is to drill 2 holes to either side of the brom and thread fishing line around to hold it up. i havent used that method, because i can always see the line =) but it makes for a solid hold and you can clip it away after it roots enough to hold itself
depending on the species of orchid, they can be mounted the same way, but i would say that they would probably do much better with a ball of dried moss attached to the root structure when you first put them up.
Look on this link http://www.vivaria.nl/html/index.html
Go to Plants on line in the left colon, scroll a little down on this page and click on "see our photographical do it yourself-guide" how to stick (epiphytical) plants on cocos panels.
I;ve been thinking the same thing. I like the toothpick idea and was just wondering because I cant tell from the pictures.....
Are you suppose to stab the pick through the base of the plant into the background??? or not.. I would think this would be risky???
I have a cork bark flat background hope they'll go through.
The sticks are not sticket throw the rootball, but between the outgoing leaf-stalks. They do this with all the plant and they selling a lot of vivariums. So I think that they now how it has to be done.
not through the plant, that will stress it and take forever for it to recover enough to look healthy. what i did was gouge a small hole in the cork and then poke toothpicks around the base of the plant in the hole like a little tee pee.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.