Sophronitis cernua mounted on a clam shell
Many culture guides for sophronitis cernua recommend growing it mounted. The little orchid likes regular watering, and needs to dry out between them. At first I wanted to keep my soph in a pot; I did not want yet another orchid that needed daily watering. However, my soph was drying out daily in its little 3" clay pot. Since I was watering daily anyway, I decided to go ahead and mount it.
two bare-root sophronitis cernuas
This time I was more thorough at removing all the old media that had stuck to the roots (unlike last time, when I mostly left the old media attached). In the process, I realized that I had two separate plants. Presumably they had once been connected by an old psuedobulb which died.
I didn't have any wood chunks on hand, but I did have a big clam shell, which I decided to use as an impromptu mount. I used wire to attach the two little orchids to the shell, among some loosely packed live sphagnum moss. I'm pleased with how the final result looks.