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5 Favorites: Essential Equipment for Orchids

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5 Favorites: Essential Equipment for Orchids

September 21, 2012

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:

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

Finally, get more ideas on how to successfully plant, grow, and care for orchid with our Orchid: A Field Guide.

Finally, get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various houseplants with our Houseplants: A Field Guide.

Interested in other tropical plants for your garden or indoor space? Get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various tropical plants with our Tropical Plants: A Field Guide.

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