Orchid Mounting

Arts & Culture

It’s common to see orchids grown in pots but did you know that most of them grow on trees in nature? The roots of an orchid wrap around or adhere to the bark without actually penetrating it. Unlike parasites, orchids don’t take any nutrients from their host plant. Most orchids are epiphytes, which derive nutrients from the air, rain, water, or debris and only use other plants, like trees, as an anchor. With some initial support, mounting an orchid to your tree or a wooden plank can be a fun, easy process! For a hands-on workshop, join UF/IFAS Extensions Manatee County on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00AM for Orchid Mounting: Make and Take Workshop. Learn how to properly mount an orchid, care for it after, and take home your own orchid and wooden plank for $25!

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