Make Your Own Orchid Flower Arrangement

An orchid.
  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
  • 50
What You'll Need
Orchid flower varieties
Flower shears
Flower pot/vase
Potting soil/mix
Wood branches
Plant tape

The orchid flower is a beautiful blooming flower that releases an aromatic fragrance when placed in a flower arrangement. Their petals are very delicately structured and have a beautiful blend of colors and designs. Orchid flower arrangements make a unique addition to any home or special event.

There are several different varieties of orchid flowers. With more than 30,000 different varieties to choose from, you will always be able to find the perfect combination for flower arrangements. You can make your flower bouquet from any of the varieties, although the most common are dendrobium orchids, cymbidium orchids, and vanilla orchids.

Step 1 - Assemble All Needed Items

The best way to get your orchid flower bouquet started is to make sure you have all the necessary items and equipment. Keep in mind that this flower arrangement will be in your home, at a special event, or someplace where people will see it. You should pick the most attractive pieces you can find instead of old, broken pots or vases.

Step 2 - Create Orchid Potting Mix

If you have the time to make your own potting mix, you should ground tree fern stem, ground bark, and some osmunda fiber. Mix these ingredients together and put them into the pot, or small vase. If you do not have the time, or can't procure these ingredients, you can easily pick up ready-made orchid potting soil.

Step 3 - Carefully Cut Orchids

The hardest part of making your own flower arrangement with orchid flowers is the cutting of the orchids themselves. Use a sharp pair shears for this procedure and carefully choose the blossoms to cut. Snip the flowers on the stem about 8 to 10 inches below the blossom. Cut at an angle and do not break or tear.

You will want to have flowers grow back and tearing or breaking off the cutting will cause tremendous stress to the orchid. Orchids are delicate anyway, so any type of stress can cause the orchid to fail to produce more blossoms.

Step 4 - Set in Potting Soil

Place the orchid stems into the potting soil or water-filled vase. Make sure that you do not cover the stem too much. Place in an area where the plant will get a little sunlight to keep the blossoms colorful.

Step 5 - Tie Together with Tape

Using some soft plant tape, tie the stems together to make a formal arrangement and keep the flowers upright. Include some small wood branches, or other decorative elements, to give the flower arrangement a little more added touch.

Your orchid flowers should keep for up to a week and give you plenty of enjoyment in the sight of the colors and the fragrance given off. They will make a great decorative touch to any room.