How to Make a Hanging Orchid Planter

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

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 Minutes
  • Start to Finish 20 Minutes
  • Difficulty         Projects Easy
  • Involves Planting

What you need

Tools

  • Container for soaking moss

Materials

  • Sphere planter
  • Spanish moss
  • Orchids
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Potting soil
  • Groundcover sedum; we used 'Angelica' sedum

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.

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1 Comment

  1. 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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