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

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
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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.

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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.

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Step 4

Add Soil

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

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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?
Anonymous
January 10, 2020
Difficulty: Kind of easy
How do you water this?
Anonymous
March 23, 2019
How do you care for these? Take them down and water them?
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
November 1, 2018
I just loved💖 the 💡 idea👌🏻!!! Thanks 🙏🏼 Wendy Lopez
Anonymous
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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