Tropicals forum: Mounting Broms in Trees

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 22, 2014 12:50 PM CST
I have done a brief search on this forum and didn't find anything on procedures to mount broms in a (small)crook of a tree. I have the perfect place for my new broms. How do I set them up there? Do I still need to mount them on to wood?? How many can I put up there?
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Xeramtheum
Apr 22, 2014 4:55 PM CST
I found this link - they suggest fishing line:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-bromeliads-tree-22473.html
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 22, 2014 8:06 PM CST
Thanks for this, Anne. Eventually, would I be able to take off the fishing line? I worry about it embedding into the growing tree trunk. But the Liquid Nails idea, I like!
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Xeramtheum
Apr 22, 2014 8:14 PM CST
I think once the brom's roots have taken hold you could remove the line or use strips of pantyhose like the article suggested .. less chance of it cutting into the tree.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 22, 2014 8:18 PM CST
Ahhh, I see. Thanks again.
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Apr 23, 2014 3:18 AM CST
Use the panty hose.....I've found that there is less chance of cutting into the plant. I use it for mounting Orchids, Bromes, Dischidia's, Hoya's ..well anything really that can be mounted. Also pad the base of your Brome's with just a bit of well soaked Sphagnum Moss, does two things, keeps provide moisture till they get established, and protects the plant from whatever material you use to tie your plants to the tree.
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Dutchlady1
Apr 23, 2014 5:17 AM CST
Or zip ties. But I like the liquid nail.
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lbeach1156
May 8, 2014 5:58 PM CST
Hi there!

You might also try using plant stretch tie tape... example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/351053912506?lpid=82 You can buy cheaper at Lowes or HD. That's what I used for airplant and brom. Then you just remove once it's rooted. Since it stretches it won't hurt the brom or the tree :)


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