A bloomifique plantshelfie

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As much as I like flowers, I love houseplants so much better. In a previous Urban Jungle Bloggers topic we had a plants & flowers challenge and I remember is was really nice to figure out how to use both flowers and plants in one setting. With flowers you get to play with a wider range of colors and that's exactly what I get to do again today! Dutch plant grower Anthura sent me two of their new Stellenbosch orchids with a unique deep purple color to use in our home. So I decided to use them in a plantshelfie, together with some of my plant friends.

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Despite their exotic look, Phalaenopsis are very easy to keep alive, as long as you keep them warm (between 20° and 25°C ideally), in a light spot (without direct light) and drain it in water every 7 to 10 days. Watch this little video on the Bloomifique website to learn how to keep your Phalaenopsis happy and healthy.
Below is also an orchid: a Ludisia jewel orchid, one of the only orchids knows for its leaves, instead of the flowers.

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The deep pink purple-ish color of the Anthura Stellenbosch is so bright, that I decided to collect all my plants with purple or red hues. The orchid pots are by Pottery Direct International, one top left is a pastel pink Turin pot with retro finishing, the salie green one is a Calais pot with antique finishing. Look how the speckles match my MAEVO and vintage pots on the top shelf:

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Check out the deep purple-pink-ish color:

JOELIX.com | A bloomifique plantshelfie

When taking photos, my Oxalis triangularis fell asleep, it folded the leaves back into night mode. Also love the new Skagerak Edge vase:

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The shelf system that I used is the FENCY by Tolhuijs, a socially responsably created grid structure with shelves that you can easily reposition. They are part of a social responsable project and made out of festival fences. Pure waste upgrading and it looks pretty nice too! I also picked some pink berries here in the neighborhood:

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How do you like Phalaenopsis? Do you have any at home? Oh and a tip if you have an orchid that lost its flowers: yes it looks weird, but the plant is not dead. Keep taking care of it (although a little less watering) and your plant may flower again in the next season!

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Blogpost created in collaboration with Bloomifique and Anthura. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Merci Anthura! 

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