Each of these beautiful, half round, wall baskets baskets is carefully handcrafted from Acacia auriculiformis, a rot resistant hardwood, by skilled artisans. They are proven to last for at least five years even in a high humidity tropical climate.
Openings on the baskets facilitate drainage and air circulation that orchid roots need. This brings the growing environment closer to the natural habitat of orchids. For the first 2-3 months after reporting in our wood baskets you may need to water your orchids more frequently. After that period when the potting media can absorb water better, your orchids will thrive as their roots will never rot in the basket. Orchids always bloom much better and the blooms last longer when their root system is happy and strong.
Our orchid baskets are generally designed to be deeper (taller) than the regular square Vanda baskets on the market, so that they can be used for nearly all of orchids (such as Cattleya, Laelia, Dendrobium, Brassavola, Stanhopea, Epidendrum, Lycaste, Masdevallia, Miltonia, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium)
They hang against a wall or other vertical surface, beautifully displaying your plant and allowing you to take advantage of wall space. Most of the popular growing media, such as bark, sphagnum moss, coconut husk, charcoal, cork, etc. can be used with these wooden orchid baskets. If you wish to use small-sized potting mixes, a thin liner of coconut fiber can be placed inside the basket. (See our listing for Coco-Hair Basket lining Fiber).