Hanging Orchids

I have had these phalaenopsis orchids sitting in water culture for a while. It was fine. In fact, it was perfect. My orchids thrived and they were happy. However, I just wanted to have some orchids hanging just for the heck of it. So! My sister got some coconut husk made into sheets and I “stole” some from her. She said: “Make sure you rinse it really well because it’s very salty!”

Well well, of course I followed that instruction.  I made the coconut swim with sharks!

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The next step is trimming some dead/rotten roots. I have this big one for a long time. The one that you’re seeing alive and thriving is actually the baby. Momma is the dry stump on the right. She had passed away for a while leaving her baby to thrive. It was time to let momma pass on so I trimmed her away.

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Then I did something that looks like an S weave through the roots.

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All wrapped with clear fishing lines.

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Now onto the trimming of the smaller phaleanopsis. It has purple flowers!

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The roots formed sort of circles. So I decided to just wrap the coconut husk around it instead of weaving it through the roots. Orchid burrito!

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What else is left to do but to hang them up!

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I’m thinking I could add a few more in the future. Maybe some smaller orchids sprinkled around.

Overall, I am very happy with the end result and it was super fun wrapping them up. Hanging orchid garden isn’t so bad.

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