Use a streamlined sphere planter to create a dynamic hanging basket for orchids. This easy project can be done in under an hour.

By Jenny Krane
April 20, 2018

Display gorgeous orchids in a mod metal planter filled with soft moss and groundcover. This arrangement uses chartreuse sedum and Spanish moss for high-contrast against colorful orchid blooms. With the right materials, this project is super simple and ends up looking sleek.

  • Working time 20 mins
  • Start to finish 20 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Involves Planting

What you need


How to do it

Step 1

Fill Bottom With Moss

Fill bottom of planter with Spanish moss, pressing the moss to the sides and leaving a hole in the center. This will result in a bowl-like shape.

Step 2

Soak and Place Sphagnum Moss

Soak sphagnum moss well in a container for at least 30 seconds. Then, slightly wring out excess water and put the wet sphagnum moss in the center of the Spanish moss.

Step 3

Tuck In Orchids

Leaving orchids in their nursery pots, tuck them within the sphagnum moss so they are held in place and covered with it.

Step 4

Add Soil

Add a 1 inch layer of potting soil on top of the sphagnum moss.

Step 5

Plant Sedum

Plant sedum in the top layer of soil, arranging it around the orchids. Try to cover as much of the exposed dirt with the sedum plants to create a dense groundcover.

Comments (5)

How difficult was this project?
January 10, 2020
Difficulty: Kind of Easy
How do you water this?
March 23, 2019
How do you care for these? Take them down and water them?
February 27, 2019
this looks like a beautiful way to display orchids - but there is nothing said about how to best MAINTAIN the planting! Half the needed information is not enough.
November 1, 2018
I just loved💖 the 💡 idea👌🏻!!! Thanks 🙏🏼 Wendy Lopez
June 23, 2018
Thank you for this simple yet beautiful idea! My Aunt just moved into a residential facility, did not take her orchids. I brought them home and made three small spheres. I knew she had a siding glass door to a small patio. The orchids and her glass clowns are the first things she sees every morning! Thank You again!raf

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