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    That would explain why it lived so long. Thanks to both Khai and tony, I've put it in soil already

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    To be honest with you it already looks dessicated to me, but you may be able to salvage it due to the size of the division.
    I hope you meant you put it into Orchid bark or some other appropriate epiphetic media, I like a mixture of Rexus brand Fir bark with 25-40% spongerock and 10% Charcoal.
    Good luck!

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    Yes, and I dunked in in water for an hour. My customers are getting on up in years, and this must be the explaination!

    I've been searching for epiphytic orchids, and I visited a place that has them tied to cork bark, but they seem quite expensive.

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    I think that youll find the majority of orchids available are epiphytes and you can grow them all attached to nearly whatever you want. Common mounting materials include Cork, treefern and even coconut husks and composites of coir.
    There are two things you need to keep in mind when planning on mounting a plant one its habit, that is the manner in which in grows, is it sympodial (rhizomatous) or monopodial (rosette, modified) some plants lend themselves better to mounting than others. The other is the plants needs for moisture Paphiopedulum and Phalaenopsis (in general) prefere a more consistantly moist media than Cattleya or Laelia, Bulbophyllum and Cirrhopetalum require more water than all of the above. So the best peice of advice i can give you is to start reading anything and everything you can find about orchids and the genera that interest you most.
    Hope this helps.
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    It does, and thanks!

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