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Pin cushion moss for mini orchids

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Gabriel Urbina, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. Gabriel Urbina

    Gabriel Urbina Member

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    I got a bunch of live pin cushion moss, was wondering if anyone has grown mini pleuros like platysteles on it successfully.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Not sure but don't see any reason why not. Try a division on it and see how it goes.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea. I just divided my p. baqueroi. I'll update the thread when i get any results.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you have a picture of it? Some mosses have a serious downside.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    I think it's the short dense moss that makes little mounds. Some have a somewhat hydrophobic quality but I'm not sure.
     
  6. Gabriel Urbina

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    This is the moss, and how I potted it. I make sure the ruts lay mostly above the moss, I also use small netting in in the center to create some space for air. Like a mini kokedama, kinda. It's in a 1.25 in terra cotta pot
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for the images. That is really interesting.