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I've taken a look at alot of the posts here and see people growing bromlieds in the background with foam. My question is how they are able to keep it from falling. That seems to be my biggest issue.
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I've taken a look at alot of the posts here and see people growing bromlieds in the background with foam. My question is how they are able to keep it from falling. That seems to be my biggest issue.
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If you are asking about Bromeliads, they can be attached to above water background either in a halved small pots with sphagnym moss/bark, wired to background, or directly pinned to it. Bromeliads will attach themselves with aerial roots just about to any surface.

One should use small varieties for that purpose. I can supply you with suitable sized Bromeliads green, variegated and red.
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My only question is how you would do that without damaging the root system. I mean to be honest my issue is that I want the plant to take hold within a few months so I could remove the thing holding it. Will it naturally do this or will I have to constantly keep the mess or w/e is on it there for ever.
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My only question is how you would do that without damaging the root system. I mean to be honest my issue is that I want the plant to take hold within a few months so I could remove the thing holding it. Will it naturally do this or will I have to constantly keep the mess or w/e is on it there for ever.
These plants do this themselves the same way Ivy attaches itself to buildings and grows all over it. It takes a little time but they will attach and anchor themselves very well.

If you have a foam background one can use floral wire to hold the plant in postion while the plant grows and anchors itself.

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