Gather your supplies
- 2 hanging baskets with coir fibre liner
- 2mm bonsai wire
- 12 bromeliads
- Sphagnum moss
- Side cutters
- Cable ties (optional)
For you to note
Don’t use wire made from copper, galvanised steel or zinc. Aluminium wire is best.
Step 1 Remove chains from baskets and attach coir fibre liner to baskets with bonsai wire, using nail to poke holes in the liner for the wire.
Step 2 Remove bromeliads from their pots, shake off excess potting medium, leaving only bark/material attached to roots.
Step 3 Decide where you want your plants – 6 for each basket. Use nail to make holes in liners, then cut incisions the same size as the diameter of the bromeliads’ root balls with scissors.
Step 4 Carefully poke bromeliad roots through to inside of baskets.
Step 5 Reattach the chains to one basket with bonsai wire or cable ties. Hang the top basket.
Step 6 Fill bottom basket with sphagnum moss and build a mound of the moss so it will fill the top basket.
Step 7 Attach bottom basket to top basket with bonsai wire or cable ties. Regularly turn ball upside down to ensure all plants get the same amount of sunshine and cups get equal amounts of water.
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