Please note: These mounts are full thickness at 4cm depth, not the 2cm ones you might see sold elsewhere. Whilst the thin mounts might be cheaper, they will break down quickly by comparison. With these 4cm thick mounts, you won’t be worried about the plant needing to be remounted any time soon. As they say, you get what you pay for!
Welcome to Soft Brown “Dicksonia” Tree fern – in our opinion, the most versatile and water efficient, long lasting mount there is! Unlike Cork, Cyathea (Black Treefern) and Hardwood mounts, Dicksonia allows the roots to really penetrate the mount, and gives the host plant the opportunity to decide whether to burrow its roots deeply into the treefern (for moisture and protection from hot Summer wind and sun), or to run along the surface of the mount to gather dew and humidity, or even to serve simply as host for the plant to send aerial roots from – many plants do this regardless of their host.
Dicksonia, by comparison with most of the other “firm” plant mounts will retain more moisture, which means that it doesn’t have the same watering requirements (ie. daily hosing down of cork and Cyathea in Summer), which makes it more water friendly. Unfortunately, Dicksonia attracted a bad name a number of years ago, because some sellers would make mounts from the top section near the fronds which is actually toxic to the plants mounted on it. We do not cut our mounts from the top section, and growers who use the true “base” material find that it performs as well as (if not better than) any other orchid mount. Sourced from the best quality legally harvested Tasmanian Dicksonia available, this product rates second to none for quality as a mount.
On offer here is one premium quality 12″ x 4″ (30cm x 10cm) Dicksonia Soft Brown Treefern base mount, with hook included. The second image is indicative of the mount on offer.
Check out photos of our stock and examples in the gallery to see how the roots love to get in and around the mount, and really take off! Some of these mounts are many years old, and the plants haven’t looked back!
IMPORTANT: Whilst we do stock this item in low numbers, we manufacture the product on site, and there may be a slight delay if we need to make more stock. This generally should not extend beyond a week, and we shall make every effort to make sure it is ready for delivery well before that time.