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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 9, 2012 10:51 AM CST
I love the way you've re-purposed the coconut as a hanging planter. So clever!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2012 11:59 AM CST
Thanks Sandi, it works perfectly for the orchid. My neighbors once brought me back a carved coconut bird feeder from their vacation cruise. It was carved in the shape of two woodpeckers and I used it for a planter instead of a bird feeder.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 9, 2012 12:57 PM CST
I sent a coconut from Hawaii, just the unwrapped coconut with a mailing label on it, to my SIL's ofc. He still has it, so he says. Wonder if they still let folks do that (it was before 9/11)? I also sent one to my neighbor and she kept it in a pot with a little water until it sprouted, then she threw it away. 'Too much trouble and mosquitoes. I bet the coconut would work for small staghorns too.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Fun! I never realized you could ship an unwrapped coconut through the mail. A Coconut shell would probably be perfect for a staghorn. I have a small staghorn and I might just have to buy a coconut next time I go grocery shopping!

Here's my coconut (carved into twin woodpeckers) that was meant to be a bird feeder. The Cryptanthus has been happily calling it home for about a year now.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Feb 9, 2012 2:05 PM CST
What an imaginative idea some creative mind had to carve the coconut into birds. The Cryp looks very happy and healthy too!

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