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  Re: [Aroid-l] Off topic protective coating over Driftwood
From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2007.02.02 at 17:23:23(15211)
Brian, you might want to consider using the Fairchild
Tropical Gardens idea of making "fake logs" out of large diameter PVC pipe
with rolled cork bark attached to them. You can use a variety of
joints to create all sorts of shapes. I've made several large logs and
have all sorts of bromeliads, orchids, philodendrons and other plants happily
attached. I'm sure you've seen the Fairchild display in their orchid and
bromeliad room. Mine get watered almost daily and they are now 7 years old
with no sign of falling apart. The roots love the material and I have all
sorts of epiphytes firmly attached. I used just a very small amount of
Liquid Nails to "encourage" the plants to begin to attach their roots. The
stuff is not cheap, but if you buy it by the bail it is reasonable. One
bail made 16 feet of "logs" for me.

Steve Lucas

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