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Re: Mounting Platyceriums


Hi Julia

With tiny say 2 inch pots leave them as they are, but with larger the roots need spreading .

I generally break the mass from the bottom apart in two, you will find the roots only grow around the outside of the pot and the middle is full of mix which can be discarded this lessens the depth a bit.

Then pack sphagnum in under and around the roots. I Use P. bifurcatum shield to cover the sphagnum before tying. You can use bird netting or stockings as well.

You will need to water them often in the warmer weather, try to tilt them so to make watering easier into the back.

Keith Rogers
Mannum South Australia

Keith's Fern Page on www.lm.net.au/~kerogers/

Supporting the Fern Society of South Australia on
www.chariot.net.au/~saufern/

Redman, Julia wrote:

Hi everyone,



When mounting young staghorn ferns, previously grown in a pot, how do
you handle the dense mass of roots?  That is, do you break it apart,
trim it, or just try to smash it onto the mount?  Also, can anyone
provide tips for acclimating the plants to their mounts, keeping in mind
I do not have a greenhouse?



Thanks much,

Julia

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