Lately, I’ve been seeing mounted Staghorn Ferns trending a bit. Staghorn Ferns aren’t always easy to find, but Orchids can be mounted too. And since it’s something I’ve wanted to try for a long time, I’m going to show you how to mount an Orchid.
Last year, my oldest started building a shed. When he was digging the post holes, he pulled out some really cool looking bits of tree root. I decided to use one of them to mount my orchid.
I mounted an orchid on one of them. Many orchids are epiphytes, meaning they would normally grow on trees.
Materials to mount an orchid:
- Orchid – most grocery store orchids are phalaenopsis which are perfect for this. If you purchase a different type just make sure it’s one that likes growing in trees.
- Bark. You can purchase cork bark in pet stores where it’s used by reptile enthusiasts, or you can purchase from Amazon using my affiliate link here.
- Sphagnum moss
- Thread or clear fishing line.
I started by cleaning all the existing growing media from the orchids roots. And then I forgot to take any more pictures until after I finished.
Thankfully I made a video of the process. I sincerely apologize – I had no idea I breathe that loud!
I am so happy with how my mounted orchid looks! It isn’t quite as cool as a mounted Staghorn fern, but it’s still pretty neat looking!
Have you ever grown mounted orchids?