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Overgrown Staghorn

Posted by plab 9 (My Page) on
Sun, May 9, 10 at 17:43

I bought 2 staghorns that have been grown in a small hanging plastic pot and as you can see from the photo the sterile fronds have completely enveloped it. I would like to cut out the pot if at all possible and replant it in a coco lined basket but am not sure I can do it without hurting the plant and I have no idea how to go about it. Should I try or is it fine to leave it as it is? These are my first staghorns so I want to be careful. Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Staghorn photo at ImageShack

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RE: Overgrown Staghorn

Using a sharp knife split the plastic pot in half. Carefully remove as much of the plastic as practicle. One of many ways to re-mount them is to plant each half in the top of a coco fiber basket, packing long strand sphagnum moss around the top and stablize the setup by tying the plant and moss into the fiber basket with ~ 10 lb fishing line. Water as normal place in good ventilation, 50% shade and enjoy.

RE: Overgrown Staghorn

Thanks for the help! I think I'll try it on one of the pots this weekend and see how it goes. I love your dove shot. We are just south of Houston and have enjoyed many a dove nesting in our pots.

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