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Old 04-29-2016, 07:39 PM
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Tree Mounted Orchids

For several years I've grown a number of Ficus benjamina trees into large potted 'patio trees'.
Three years ago I mounted 5 Cattleya orchids in one of them.

Over those 3 years they've all grown very well and to date 3 have bloomed for me.

I'm attaching some photo's of the ones that have bloomed, and a couple photo's of the tree itself.

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They're beautiful! I would love to be able to do that but I don't think I could find a spot in the house large enough to accommodate a tree during the winter. Very nice!
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Thanx katrina.
I'll have to dig up the photo's of my Dendro that are mounted on what's left of another Ficus I had to cut down.
I have 3 'pieces' from that tree with several plants on each.

Mounting on cut branches is an neat way to display a number of different orchids and can give the 'living tree' look inside or outside if you place leafy house plants around it/them.
Just an idea....
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The ficus is beautiful. I especially like the first orchid.
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Thanks LeafMite.
That is a favorite of mine, AND there is a new plant forming and I expect that one to bloom again shortly!

The tree is overdue for a re-pot. I think I finally found a larger one. It's in a 20 gallon pot that's 24 inches across the top.
Both home improvement stores have LOTS of cut down "whiskey" barrels in different sizes including one bigger then the one the tree is presently in.

Stay tuned.
There's going to be more about the tree...and the orchids I have, and will have, in it.
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Looking forward to seeing the new blooms.
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