Caladenia Spider Orchid

Addicted to Orchids, but can't seem to keep them alive? Here’s the perfect way to have orchids that last for a lifetime… create them yourself. I've released a brand new series "The Rare Orchid Series" where I'll be adding some of the best rare Orchids you will find. Most of them you may never know existed 😉 So stay tuned 🥰 

 

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) or Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

    • Tyrian Purple
    • Lemon
    • Forest Green

       

Other Materials 

  • 24 and 22 gauge wires
  • 18 gauge wires
  • 1.25 crochet needle
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Acrylic paint (White)
  • Round tip paintbrush
  • Burgundy Marker or pen

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water)

- Light green floral tape

Orchid Fun Facts

  • Caladenia Orchid species are difficult to grow and require symbiotic fungi to flourish. This makes our crochet version even more special!

 

  • Caladenia is largely native to Australia and consists of approximately 350 species of terrestrial orchids. However, there are about 25,000 documented species of Orchids in general.

 

  • The flowers come in a variety of colors growing singly or in racemes of up to eight blooms.

 

  • Did you know that orchids produce a mass amount of pollen making pollination a breeze?

 

  • The popular flavor “Vanilla” is made of Orchid seed pods!

 

  • Orchids represent love, luxury, beauty, and strength. 

 

  • With good care and regular maintenance, an orchid plant may live for a lifetime - it is said to live 100 or more years.

 

  • So interestingly, Orchids deceive insects into pollinating them. The reproductive parts of many orchid flowers are shaped and colored to look like the kind of insect they hope to attract.