ISSUE 38  |  The Low Countries

5 Favorites: Essential Equipment for Orchids

September 21, 2012 3:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

With winter coming, your garden may have to move indoors for a few months. Without outdoor distractions, now is the time to turn your attention to something fussy and finicky and as time-consuming as an only child–yes, orchids, we mean you.

Here’s a selection of tools to reassure them that you’re paying adequate attention to their needs:


Above: A Steel/Glass Indoor Greenhouse with glass panes and an adjustable ventilation lid creates a high-humidity atmosphere for small, delicate plants; it’s approximately 10.5 inches long by 6.5 inches wide and is 18€ from Manufactum.


Above: A Nickel Plant Mister is $20 from Terrain. For indoor plants that love humidity (ferns as well as orchids will thank you).


Above: A ceramic Lattice Orchid Pot aids drainage and allows light to reach roots, it is $22 from Terrain.


Above: A pair of Floral Scissors from Kiya have small sharp blades ideal for making small cuts on delicate plants; $150 from Cooper Hewitt.


Above: Orchids like being root bound. When it becomes necessary to re-pot them, move them to a slightly larger size pot of the same shape to prevent a panic attack; a pair of lightweight D & M Depot Surprise Grey Orchid Pots, made of a mixture of wood, stone, and recycled plaster powder, are $11.99 and $24.99, respectively, from Gracious Home.

For more tips, see “How Not to Kill an Orchid.