Orchid Terrarium Growing orchids in a terrarium is becoming more and more popular—just keep it out of direct sunlight as the interior will get too hot for this exotic flower.

Orchid Terrarium Growing orchids in a terrarium is becoming more and more popular—just keep it out of direct sunlight as the interior will get too hot for this exotic flower.

Modeled after the Wardian cases first built for growing ferns in the early 1800s, this terrarium creates a warm, humid environment that encourages plant growth, no matter what the temperature outside. The terrarium is crafted from wrought iron with a pointed arch and cutout trefoil motifs. The glass doors close to help seal in moisture. Really unique indoor piece. Found at Gump’s also at Smith&Hawken. I like it's tall enough for the moth orchid!

Modeled after the Wardian cases first built for growing ferns in the early 1800s, this terrarium creates a warm, humid environment that encourages plant growth, no matter what the temperature outside. The terrarium is crafted from wrought iron with a pointed arch and cutout trefoil motifs. The glass doors close to help seal in moisture. Really unique indoor piece. Found at Gump’s also at Smith&Hawken. I like it's tall enough for the moth orchid!

Remove the orchid from its store-bought pot. I like to give the plant a fresh start by cleaning off the roots under running water. The roots are usually pretty compacted, so do so very gently and be careful not to break any of them — the running water will help loosen the moss and/or bark you are getting rid of. If you notice any dead roots (black and hollow), now is a good time to remove them.

Remove the orchid from its store-bought pot. I like to give the plant a fresh start by cleaning off the roots under running water. The roots are usually pretty compacted, so do so very gently and be careful not to break any of them — the running water will help loosen the moss and/or bark you are getting rid of. If you notice any dead roots (black and hollow), now is a good time to remove them.

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