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Can I Hot Glue A Bromeliad to Corkbark?

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Cas S, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire Active Member

    instead of buying mounting clips or premounted broms, could I instead just hotglue it to a peice of corkbark?

    Could I instead staple it to the cork?
  2. You can use wood kebab skewers or toothpicks to hold it on the cork. Use them like a cradle at the base without piercing the brom and cover the skewers with some sphagnum moss (after trimming them of course). The glue should work too if they are smaller plants and the glue is allowed to cool a bit before attaching the plant, but it will probably come loose from moisture.
  3. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire Active Member

    How could I use toothpicks? And how do I stick the moss to the bark?
  4. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire Active Member

  5. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnoprince Active Member

    The usual method for orchids is fishing line. I've also just used normal string. Does this bromeliad have roots?
  6. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire Active Member

    I got it from glass box tropicals, it says adult sized so it probably has roots
  7. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire Active Member

    So I just read the Josh's frogs thing and I think I'm going to make a little hole in th background with cork, and just plant it in there
  8. The Snark

    The Snark Dumpster Fire of the Gods Old Timer

    Get some coir and make baskets holding the stuff in place with hot glue. Around here, orchid central of the world, there's a zillion ways people come up with to make coir baskets. With a little artsy skill hot glue could be used to weave attractive containers.
  9. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire Active Member

    I actually used the cork method.

    Here's a picture (it's the planter in the back)

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