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mod
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Epiweb

Beitrag von mod » Freitag, 9 Januar 2009, 14:43

Hi i have been disappointed with the selection of wall pots available for broms,untill a came a across a new product called epiweb,a tree fern fiber substitute made from recycled plastics. The material can be formed to make baskets, branches and other devices for growing epiphytic plants,the roots not only attach to the surface, but they also grow into the material, in turn, holding the plant in place.here i cut to size and bent into shapes and glued to slate.
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El Fakir
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Beitrag von El Fakir » Freitag, 9 Januar 2009, 18:28

Hi,
It sounds and looks very interesting.
Where did you get this material from?
Thank you for sharing your discovery

Thierry

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Beitrag von mod » Freitag, 9 Januar 2009, 18:31

Hi Thierry ,This is were purchase it http://www.dartfrog.co.uk/epiweb/ .

El Fakir
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Beitrag von El Fakir » Samstag, 10 Januar 2009, 10:46

Thank's for the informations.
How long have you been using it? any comments? how do you use them: with substrate?

mod
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Beitrag von mod » Samstag, 10 Januar 2009, 12:06

The material is tough and can be cut by knife or saw with small teeth, or a hot-wire.I got 3 triangle shapes out of one 250 x 120 x 20mm slab and then bent into pocket shapes,which were then glued to the tiles.i have only just started using it .To me, it pretty good stuff as it is tough and versatile.

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Beitrag von mod » Samstag, 10 Januar 2009, 12:18

Here i have wired a small clump of pups to it.
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Beitrag von mod » Samstag, 10 Januar 2009, 12:27

And here a bigger pup of Aechmea recurvata var. ortgiesii ,and to the left a small dot of epiweb was glued on with a tillandsia attached.
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El Fakir
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Beitrag von El Fakir » Samstag, 10 Januar 2009, 16:10

Interesting!
So you fixed these ones with a wire but you potted the big plants inside the triangle with substrate? Ot it's just epiweb soil? It seems (from the sweedish manufacturer website) it dries quicker than any other medium.
Thank you for your replies

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Beitrag von mod » Samstag, 10 Januar 2009, 17:32

Yes the bigger plants are in a soil substrate,as they had developed roots all ready in small pots.

NiNi
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Beitrag von NiNi » Freitag, 16 Januar 2009, 19:49

very strange :shock:

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