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#1 Carey

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:26 PM

anyone have this around or know where it can be bought? Hoping the answer is going to be closer than Cancun and Home Depot
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:16 AM

I have gotten wood shavings from Maderas del Carib shop on 30th.

If you bring a large garbage bag it was 10p's a bag.

My only concern would be attracting termite because the wood is not treated.

I have been looking for years for Gorilla Hair which is shredded coconut husk, but have never had any luck here.

I do used the 'burlap' type bark that coconut palms produce to wrap my orchids roots in. I make a loose pocket, similar to how you would do a diaper, add a tiny bit of charcoal, then wrap it up with twine.

That method has not failed yet.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:22 AM

Check Vivero Las Flores on the Transversal. It sells orchids and I believe it stocks orchid-growing media and supports. If you have any spreading epiphyte, you may tie it to a substantial branch (connected to a tree or not) or to the trunk or in an elbow of a tree and the roots will creep into the bark and support it after a while.
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