For most people, including myself, the qualities in an orchid display stand that I require are durability, functionality, accessibility, cost, and of course, a match for your overall choice in home decor.
Like you, I adore my orchids and want to show them off. As my personal collection grew, what I quickly noticed was the dilemma of displaying them in a safe and appealing way is a real challenge. Due to their height while in bloom and the stakes that provide support for their stems which can be a bit clumsy, traditional houseplant display arrangements simply won’t work. Not to mention, a healthy and mature Phalaenopsis orchid can have quite an impressive leaf span, leading to overcrowding.
If you are interested in purchasing an orchid display stand that would suit your needs, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best. I’ve broken the categories down into: small collections, medium-sized collections and large collections. As I find more stands that work well and are well constructed, I will be adding them.
You can find all of those options for sale here at my shop. All links are to Amazon, a trusted buying source.
Building Your Own Creation
Some among us are pretty darn talented at creating and building items out of wood or other materials. I don’t know about you but sometimes I’m left in awe at the sheer genius of some people’s abilities. Is that you? Or do you know anyone who is crafty, handy at working with their hands building things? Well then you’re in luck. There are some stunning ideas out there of custom designs that will turn your home into an orchid display oasis! I intend to try my hand at a few of these with my husband! (He’s the genius in this relationship)
Here is a fantastic page on Pinterest with all sorts of amazing designs.
Walls That Are Alive!
Have you ever heard of vertical living walls? Until recently, I was one of the unfortunate few that had not. These can come in a variety of forms. Some are homemade, as linked to in the above paragraph and some are kits that you can buy.
Regardless of which you choose, these add literal life to your home in a way that nothing else could come close to. All you need is a wall that receives enough light for the flowers of your choice to flourish. The set up takes a little bit of time and know-how but once you’ve got it all done, imagine relaxing on your sofa or favorite chair, looking around at your personal flowering oasis.
Spark Your Creativity
Orchids in particular, as we’ve mentioned in this article can be a real challenge to display. With their unusual dimensions, they pose a unique set of complications you’ve never had to consider before.
I hope by offering some ideas and inspirations in the above paragraphs, some light bulbs have gone off for you and you’re now imagining all the creative ways you could build this here or that there. Along the way as new methods of display are created, I will be featuring them here.
Filling your home with plants that bring you daily joy and fill your space with life brings so much enrichment to even the toughest of days. As your collection grows and you fall in love with new additions to your home, I hope you will continue to join us here at Potted Opulence to share ideas, comments and questions. If you yourself have a favorite stand or method of building live walls, please comment below. I’d love to hear from you!