With a Yellow Calla Lily.

Orchids in a Bubble Bowl

Orchids in a Bubble Bowl

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
  • half a bag of Sphagnum Moss
  • bamboo (cut about 21,19,14,14,10.5,9 inches)
  • an 8 inch bubble bowl  (found here

Supplies needed:

  • pruning shears
  • scissors
  • extra orchid liner (or cup same diam. with holes in bottom.)

Steps: 5

Flower Cost:  $20.98

Rated: Intermediate

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.  

Here are your materials.

Here are your materials.

Grab some moss.

Grab some moss.

Push moss up against inside 'walls' of bubble bowl.

Push moss up against inside 'walls' of bubble bowl.

All the way around.

All the way around.

Replace lily liner with orchid size liner (or same size cup with holes in bottom).  Place in back.

Replace lily liner with orchid size liner (or same size cup with holes in bottom).  Place in back.

Spray leaves only of orchids. (Spray outside).

Spray leaves only of orchids. (Spray outside).

Place 1st orchid front right.

Place 1st orchid front right.

Hold 1st orchid to side.  Place 2nd orchid front left.

Hold 1st orchid to side.  Place 2nd orchid front left.

Measure with your eye the length of bamboo for right side (about 19 inches).

Measure with your eye the length of bamboo for right side (about 19 inches).

Measure with your eye length for bamboo for left side (about 21 inches).

Measure with your eye length for bamboo for left side (about 21 inches).

If you break on orchid stem, no worries.  Put it in a water vial and place near bottom.

If you break on orchid stem, no worries.  Put it in a water vial and place near bottom.

Cut 2 cross pieces (about 10.5 and 9 inches).  Tie tight double knot.  Trim close.

Cut 2 cross pieces (about 10.5 and 9 inches).  Tie tight double knot.  Trim close.

Cut bamboo pieces to support all stems.  Tie each orchid stem to bamboo with raffia.  Double knot.  Trim close.

Cut bamboo pieces to support all stems.  Tie each orchid stem to bamboo with raffia.  Double knot.  Trim close.

Cover any liner or vial with moss.

Cover any liner or vial with moss.

Here's  a  detail shot.  I love the spotted lily leaves.

Here's  a  detail shot.  I love the spotted lily leaves.

Here's the back.

Here's the back.

Congrats!  You are done.

Congrats!  You are done.