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

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

Part 1

adding Spanish moss to sphere planter
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.

Taisuco Koohdan Moth Orchid
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adding the wet sphagnum moss with container of soaking moss nearby
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.

tucking in orchids in the 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.

adding soil layer on top of the sphagnum moss in the planter
Step 4

Add Soil

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

planting sedum in soil around the orchid
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 (6)

    How difficult was this project?
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    June 26, 2021
    Difficulty: Very Hard
    Does anybody know where I can buy the sphere? Thank you.
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    January 10, 2020
    Difficulty: Kind of Easy
    How do you water this?
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    March 23, 2019
    How do you care for these? Take them down and water them?
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    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.
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    November 1, 2018
    I just loved💖 the 💡 idea👌🏻!!! Thanks 🙏🏼 Wendy Lopez
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    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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