I made a couple of orchid baskets out of sticks and wire last year. Those are cool, but they are not quite as sturdy and permanent as I was wanting. They tend to come apart pretty easily. I was looking at some orchid forums online and came across some similar baskets that were constructed a little differently, so I decided to give it a try.
First, I needed to get some sticks with a larger diameter and then use my table saw to cut them lengthwise, yielding a smooth edge. Then I attach these with small nails to upward supports in each corner. The bottom was a little more improvised, using paint stir sticks.
I lined the basket with a coconut fiber liner and then potted a Stanhopea oculata in sphagnum moss.
|Completed orchid basket, ready for a plant|
|Stanhopea oculata in new orchid basket|