Hues of Pink + Purple

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orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

The majority of you knows that I love earthy hues with subtle colour pops here and there. Pink and purple are not necessarily on my decor agenda. But with the first sunny and mild days after an icy January I felt like I can handle some more colour. When Dutch orchid grower Anthura sent me two of their new Stellenbosch orchids in a deep and velvety purple hue, I had my colour anchor for a little plant styling.

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

The phalaenopsis orchid is one of the most popular orchids to grow at homes. And I am an avid grower – but in my office at work. I have limited space at home and when I dedicate place to plants I always end up preferring green ones. Anyway, now I have two beautiful purple ladies and I decided to gather some of my other plants with hues of pink and purple. By the way, to learn more about phalaenopsis plant care watch this simple video on the Bloomifique website. You’ll become an avid orchid grower too!

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

The result is a little plant gang styling with the two Stellenbosch orchids as reigning queens. My new Calathea White Star is a perfect companion with its delicate pink and green leaves. The tiny little Anthurium of flamingo flower surprises with a little purple and pink flower while sitting in its mobile Voltasol Nano pot. Additionally, the little Cryptanthus or Earth Star (from the Bromeliad family) adds more vibrant pinks and greens to the plant composition. A cactus, a succulent, and an airplant fill in the gaps and voila the plant gang is done!

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

The mix of planters accentuates the vibrant plant gang. Terracotta pots, wooden accessories, beeswax candles, simple white pots – they all come beautifully together. The two Stellenbosch orchids sit in practical and lovely orchid planters from Pottery Direct International.

orchids, phalaenopsis, plant gang, plant styling, pink and purple, how to care for orchids

How do you like this plant gang? Do you have orchids at home? Do you grow phalaenopsis orchids? Let me know!

This blogpost was created in collaboration with Anthura and Bloomifique. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake February 6, 2017 at 16:23

    So stunning! Those orchids are absolutely majestic, and I love how you pulled together other similarly hued plants. And I am in love with that earth star, I will have to add that to my collection!

    • Reply Igor February 6, 2017 at 16:39

      Thank you Marlene! And that earth star is so easy to maintain!! It hardly requires any attention! Very sturdy!

  • Reply Larissa Silva February 6, 2017 at 16:53

    Big fan of your blog and all of your tips! I’d like to give you my own… I always buy from the store Divinos in Brazil, they have handmade products made by craftsmen in small cities all over the country, all put together in one store. They also have a brick and mortar store in a beach city called Trancoso. Hope you all like it just as much as I do! =)

    • Reply Melissa Grosdanis February 19, 2017 at 02:50

      Hi Larissa Silva, does Divinos in Brazil have an online store at all? If you have it that would be much appreciated.

    • Reply Igor February 20, 2017 at 09:42

      Thank you Larissa Silva!! Oh I’d love to visit the Divinos store in Trancoso one day!! Fingers crossed!

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