Today I finally found some Psychopsis orchids at the orchid shop (not in bloom right now) and I want to grow it as an epiphyte on a piece of cork & sphagnum, or a log but I'm not sure how to go about it.
I realize uprooting it and attaching it will probably shock the bejeezus out of it but like I said, it's not in bloom (or even producing a spike right now anyway) so I'm not worried about loosing the flowers or anything.
I've never mounted an epiphyte before, things have always just sort of colonized the wood in my terrariums by themselves.. I did sprinkle moss spores and pieces over the log and things grew from that but otherwise this is a first for me.
The plant is a Psychopsis verstegianum and is in a 3" clay pot (the largest leaf is about 7" long). It is planted in what I think is treefern fiber (it looks like little black sticks) but I like to make natural terrariums and wanna mount it on some cork or a regular solid wooden log.
I have cork of all different sizes and shapes (round, half tube and flat sheets) which would be best-or doesn't it matter? I can also use real hard wood branches but I don't know how orchids will take to that?
Thanks for any tips folks!