With a Yellow Calla Lily.
What you need:
- 2 double fuchsia Mini Phalaenopsis plants (12 inches high- not the mini minis)
- 1 yellow Calla Lily plant
- few strands of raffia
- can of Green Glo (found here)
- half a bag of Sphagnum Moss
- bamboo (cut about 21,19,14,14,10.5,9 inches)
- an 8 inch bubble bowl (found here)
- pruning shears
- extra orchid liner (or cup same diam. with holes in bottom.)
Flower Cost: $20.98
For this dramatic presentation of Mini Phalaenopsis Orchids and Calla Lilies you will use an 8 inch bubble bowl lined with lots of Sphagnum Moss. You can buy a vase like this (click here) This is a stunning presentation for a display table or entry room. In this tutorial you will also learn how to cut and tie a bamboo lattice. Incidentally, the name phalaenopsis comes from Latin. 'Phal' means moth and 'opsis' means appearance. The orchids look like moths in flight. The name Calla in Calla Lilies is Greek for beautiful.
These plants came from Trader Joe's. They sell a planted container where each orchid is a double, meaning there are 2 stems and two arcs of blooms (so 4 bloom arcs). You will put moss around the inside 'walls' of the bubble bowl before you fit in the three container liners with plants and then you will carefully move the moss to make sure the plant liners are completely covered. You can water each plant with 3 ice cubes once a week. For watering tips see: https://www.justaddiceorchids.com/just-add-ice-orchid-blog/bid/50361/how-to-care-for-orchids-ice-cube-watering-specifics
If you have your 2 orchid doubles, your Calla lily, moss and bubble bowl, we are ready to roll.