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Pleurothallis dilemma leaf tips

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by KellyW, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There were lots of good roots. However, there was a fairly thick pad of sphagnum and the mount stick was rotted under the moss. With the moss and the rotted mount it may have been staying too wet. Time will tell. I mounted it on oak with a thin layer of sphagnum over the roots. I put it back in the brighter location but will try to keep it cooler next summer.

    Thanks everyone.

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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What kind of oak(branch?) do you use? With skin on?
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, in this particular case I just used a piece of scrap oak lumber (I occasionally do wood working). I dog-eared the top corners so it isn't so formal looking. I have used, and prefer, seasoned oak branches with the bark removed. My local oak is blue oak and I can usually find what I want in my back yard. I have used apple wood with the bark on and time will tell if I regret doing that.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have all kinds of oaks(mainly white/red oaks) in my woods. I should use some. Thanks.