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Need advise on how to mount my Bulb. fascinator

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  1. Marissa

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    Hello everyone,

    I decided to cut a few pbulbs off of my Bulb. fascinator that I want to mount on a tree fern plaque. This is the first time I'm going to do this and I don't want to mess up. Please see attached photos. My questions; do I push the plant down so the roots will be flat on the plaque and then put some moss over or do I just let it be like that and put the moss around and secure or tie the plant?

    Any advice will be greatly appreaciated.

    Marissa
    Bulbophyllum fascinator 003.JPG Bulbophyllum fascinator 004.JPG
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    That's how I would do it. Though I'd move the cut area toward the edge or corner so the plant can grow to cover the mount. The way it's situated right now, the plant is going to grow to the edge, and you'll gave half a mount with no plant on it.
     
  3. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    i don't grow much mounted but i think people often put moss under the plant instead of over it.
    i may be very wrong, though. (please correct me if i am)
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Correct, Brian. I missed that part. Depending on your RH, you may not even need moss with tree fern.
     
  5. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    I would put a pad of moss under the plant you are mounting. It gives the plant a cushion, something to go between the roots and the mount. Also, the extra moisture should not harm the plant. I have about 40% of my plants mounted.
     
  6. Marissa

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    Thanks, I appreciate all the help. Here's the finish product :) I have to put it in the middle of the mount because of the 3 new growths growing in different directions.

    Oh, I almost forgot. I do not have a GH so it will be staying in the shadehouse.
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  7. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    dang... groovy shadehouse
     
  8. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Good job on the mount and I agree, that shadehouse rocks!
     
  9. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    If I send you my addres, would you send me the plant, you did a good job.
     
  10. Marissa

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    Not this one, I can try and mount another one....:D
     
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    Hang it high, andy has it next to anceps.
     
  12. Marissa

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    Got it, thanks for the info.
     
  13. Brant

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    i just saw this, i love the yard and esp the shadehouse, can i live there :)

    awesome set up for sure
     
  14. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Nice, organized shadehouse!
     
  15. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Awesome shadehouse!
     
  16. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    very groovey shade house, please post more!