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Old 12-09-2012, 01:03 AM
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mounting for phal schilleriana

Just bought a phal schilleriana 2 wks. ago, love those silvery leaves. I'd like to mount it, what is the best to mount on...cork, tree fern.
Second question is, one of the leaves is drooping some. Am I supposed to be misting the air roots? The humidity in our home is about 40 - 60% right now...thanks to the help of 2 humidifiers.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:12 AM
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You're humidity is fine
My have root loss in the media is why the leaves are drooping
I'd mount it on cork if it were mine but either would work.
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Can you post a pic of your schilleriana? I've never heard the term silvery used to refer to the leaves before.

Either mount material is fine for the schillie but I actiually prefer cork for the plants that are quite large when mature. The leaves are thick and heavy, the spikes are as big around as my little finger and they also branch like crazy so a sturdy mount is essential.

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:19 AM
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Thanks Orchids4me and Brooke. Do you have a specifice on-line site that you buy your cork mounts from?
I'll post a picture of the orchid soon.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:54 AM
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I don't know where they buy their cork, but I go my local pet store and look in their reptile department. They have cork boards, rounds, halves, etc...
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