Orchids bring so much pleasure to indoor gardeners year-round. They have very particular needs, so if you have questions, feel free to reach out to our team of gardeners who staff the phones here in Vermont. We're happy to help you select the products that will work best for orchids.
An orchid growing medium must allow air to circulate and permit water to drain very quickly. Soggy planting mix can kill a plant quickly, so it's vital to use a special mix for these remarkable plants. This mix is also ideal for bromeliads and other epiphytes, many of which (like some orchids) grow in the branches of tropical rainforest trees.
Orchids require a potting mix that provides them with plenty of drainage and aeration yet also holds adequate moisture. This all-purpose orchid potting mix is recommended for cattleya, dendrobium and oncidium orchids. Contains fir bark, charcoal, and sponge rock (perlite).
New Zealand long-fiber sphagnum moss provides excellent moisture retention while helping maintain proper air flow around roots. Use it exclusively as a potting medium for your orchids, or incorporate it with other ingredients to create a custom mix. Although this type of moss lasts a relatively long time without breaking down, it’s recommended that you refresh your plant with new moss every few years.
It's a myth that orchids are difficult to grow. Yes, some types are fussy, but phalaenopsis (moth orchids) are among the easiest to grow. And the blooms on their tall stems last for several months. Best of all, you can get them to rebloom without a lot of effort.
This shallow dish garden is topped with a distinctive glass hurricane shade that shows off blooms and foliage to their best advantage — yet, unlike a cloche, allows excess moisture to escape and fresh air to enter. It's a perfect environment for orchids, ferns and many other houseplants. The ceramic base features deep blue ombre finish with stylish unglazed base. No drainage hole; planting directly into this cachepot is not recommended.
Have a houseplant that doesn't seem happy no matter where you put it? Or a spot that would look perfect with a plant but that just doesn't get enough light? This pendant light could be the perfect solution: it looks like a regular lamp, but actually holds a powerful, full-spectrum grow bulb. So you can make that light-craving plant happy in any spot!
Don't need a full-size light stand but have a plant that could use more sunshine? Try this pendant lamp for a single or hard-to-keep-happy plant. It looks like a standard light fixture, but it actually holds a powerful, full-spectrum grow bulb. Perfect for a niche or corner, over a side table, or that one space you're not really sure what to do with!
Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) are among the easiest orchids to grow, requiring no more care than other common houseplants. Anyone who loves houseplants — from beginner to expert — will appreciate the stately blooms that last for months. Best of all, you can get moth orchids to rebloom without a lot of effort.
Frequent misting benefits orchids, ferns and many other indoor plants that thrive with humidity. This glass sprayer produces a fine mist that's gentle on plants, and unlike plastic sprayers, it’s so pretty you won't mind leaving it out on display.
Dirty puddles on the hall floor? Not when you park your dripping footwear in one of our imported English boot trays. Made of rugged, recycled plastic, they have an extra-deep rim to corral melting snow and mud. This large tray holds a whole family's worth of shoes and boots in your entryway or mudroom. The Rubber Grids (included) elevate boots and shoes to help them dry more quickly.
We planted this sweet dish garden with four pretty, easy-care houseplants: pink anthurium, peace lily, golden pothos, and pink-flowered kalanchoe. It's lovely as a centerpiece or as entryway decor. And it also makes a welcome gift! As the plants grow, they'll be ready for larger digs — bigger pots — and so four plants means it's really four gifts in one!
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