If you’re looking for beautiful miniature orchids to grow in a terrarium, I hope this planting list will help you. I am growing, or have grown each of the miniature orchids featured below inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, a specialised, automated BiOrbAir terrarium from Reef One.
To find out more about a plant, please click on the plant species’ profile for more information. By clicking on the plant, you’ll also find links to every article that features that particular species. Individual plants can be followed through my regular terrarium reviews and updates, where you can discover how well the plants grew, how often they flowered, how long they flowered for, the care I have given these plants, and much more besides. You’ll find these links by clicking on each relevant plant page.
The following orchids were purchased from Akerne Orchids:
- Bulbophyllum falcatum ‘Minor’
- Dryadella simula
- Masdevallia rechingeriana
- Phalaenopsis parishii
The following orchids were purchased from Burnham Nurseries:
- Aerangis macrocentra
- Amesiella philippinensis
- Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’
The following orchids were purchased from Claessen Orchids:
- Psygmorchis pusilla
The following orchid was kindly given to me by a friend:
- Mediocalcar decoratum
I purchased the following orchids from Großräschener Orchids:
- Ceratostylis philippinensis
- Constantia cipoensis
I purchased my cork bark online, from the Jelinek Cork Group.
The following orchid was purchased from Joseph Wu Orchids:
- Phalaenopsis lobbii
The following orchids were purchased from MSB Orchideen:
- Aerangis hyaloides
- Schoenorchis fragrans – this plant was disposed of shortly after it was included in this terrarium.
The following orchids were purchased from Orchid Garden:
- Diplocaulobium chrysotropis
The following orchids were purchased from Orchids-shop.eu:
- Aerangis fastuosa
- Aerangis fuscata
- Aerangis punctata
- Angraecum equitans
- Diplocaulobium abbreviatum
- Domingoa purpurea
- Masdevallia decumana
The following orchids were purchased from Popow Orchids:
- Ceratocentron fesselii
- Ceratochilus biglandulosus
- Macroclinium manabinum
- Trichoglottis pusilla
The pillow moss used in this BiOrbAir, was purchased from Triangle Nursery.
I used the peat-free, coir compost from Reef One, that came as part of the package when I purchased my BiOrbAir terrarium, for the growing media for this terrarium. This compost comes as a compressed block and can be purchased separately from Reef One.
The following miniature orchids were purchased from the Writhlington Orchid Project:
- Aerangis mystacidii
Other articles that may interest you……….
To read the first part of my Miniature Orchid Trial – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir, please click here.
To read the first part of my White Flowered Orchid Terrarium Trial, please click here.
To read the first part of my Madagascan Orchids BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial, please click here.
To read about the new features that the new 2017 BiOrbAir terrarium offers, please click here.
To read a longer planting list with information about a variety of different suitable plants to grow inside terrariums and bottle gardens, please click here.
To read about the features of the BiOrbAir, please click here.
To find out about the Writhlington Orchid Project, please click here.
To read a longer list of miniature orchids, suitable for terrarium gardening, please click here.
To read about the Queen of Orchids, the largest orchid in the world, and its flowering at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, please click here.
To read the first part of my long term review of the BiOrbAir, please click here.
To read about The RHS London Orchid Show 2016, please click here.
To read about hardy, carnivorous plants, please click here.