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Cork Mounting Slabs

Cork Mounting Slabs<span class="cross"></span>
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Flat (per pound) ($10.00)

Cork bark is a sustainable product that has a very gradual breakdown, making it ideal for mounting orchids. We have several plants that have been on the same cork slab for over 10 years! Often, the orchid will outgrow the cork slab before it biodegrades. If you have a humid environment, epiphytic orchids need only be mounted bare-root. If the humidity levels are low, you can add New Zealand sphagnum moss or Oregon green moss to the slab to retain extra moisture.


Cork prices are by the pound. The average 1lb cork slab is about 6" x 12" in size, and about 1 to 1.5 inches thick. We sometimes have pieces up to 24" wide, and up to 36" long. You can be specific in what size slab you want by letting us know in the checkout instructions. For large pieces, it may be easiest to call us to see what is available and what weight it may come to.

Learn how to mount onto slabs with this video:

An orchid plant may arrive in bud, in bloom or in various stages of in-spike development. A plant in-spike can take anywhere from 1 week to 2 months before flowers begin to open. We are one of the few nurseries to ship orchids in spike or bloom. Most of the time our carefully wrapped orchids in-spike or in-bloom arrive in good condition. However, due to conditions beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that all flower spikes, flowers, or buds will arrive in perfect condition.

An orchid will arrive while it is not currently spiking or blooming due to being either before or after its bloom season. Check the "Bloom Season" information on the product page to see when the plant is expected to spike and flower. Many orchid lovers and hobbyists prefer plants that are not in-spike in order to watch the first stages of the spike emerging all the way through to the reward of the bloom! If you are sending a plant as a gift, you generally want to send the plant in-spike unless the gift receiver would prefer otherwise.