Madagascar is an amazing island that’s situated off the South East coast of Africa. Madagascar is a special place, it’s is home to a large number of interesting and amazing orchids, many of which are only found in this one special area of our planet.
In order to highlight the beauty of Madagascan orchids – and to raise awareness of the fragility of their home environment – I have planted a specialised, automated BiOrbAir terrarium from BiOrb with orchids that are endemic to Madagascar. These plants have all been sourced ethically from propagated specimens, and have not collected from the wild.
You’ll find the details of the nurseries and suppliers where I purchased the orchids, mosses, and cork for this terrarium from at the bottom of this planting list.
To learn more about Madagascar and the vital work in conservation and research that is being undertaken by the Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre (KMCC), a non-profit, non governmental organisation (NGO), please click here. To read the Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre (KMCC) blog, please click here.
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 orchid was purchased from Burnham Nurseries:
- Aerangis macrocentra
The following orchids were purchased from Claessen Orchids:
- Angraecum ochraceum
The following orchid was purchased from MSB Orchideen:
- Aerangis hyaloides
The following orchids were purchased from Orchid Garden:
- Angraecum dollii
The following miniature orchids were purchased from Orchids-shop.eu:
- Aerangis fuscata
- Aerangis sp.
- Angraecum equitans
The following orchids were purchased from Orchid Wubben:
- Angraecum rutenbergianum
The following orchids were purchased from Petrens Orchid Shop:
- Aerangis citrata
- Aerangis modesta
- Aerangis punctata
The following orchids were purchased from Vacherot & Lecoufle:
- Aerangis fastuosa
- Angraecum didieri
The following orchid was very kindly given to me by a friend:
- Angraecum elephantinum
The cork bark, flat, and cushion moss used in this Madagascar BiOrbAir Terrarium, was purchased from Porters Foliage.
I used the peat-free, coir compost from BiOrb, that came as part of the package with my new BiOrbAir terrarium, as the growing media for this terrarium. This compost comes as a compressed block and can be purchased separately from BiOrb.
Although these plants are not growing inside my Madagascan BiOrbAir Terrarium, the following plants also come from Madagascar, and are growing in my other terrariums. Click on each plant for more information:No plants are currently posted in this category
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To see how my Rainforest Terrarium was set up and discover the thinking behind my design, please click here.
To read the first part of my Madagascar Terrarium Review and Trial, please click here.
To read the first part of my Miniature Orchid Trial – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir, please click here.
To read a longer list of miniature orchids, suitable for terrarium gardening, please click here.
To read an even longer planting list with information about a variety of beautiful plants to grow inside terrariums and bottle gardens, please click here.
To see the first part of my White Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, please click here.
To read about the new features that the new 2017 BiOrbAir terrarium offers, please click here.
To find out about the Writhlington Orchid Project, 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 see a list of a wide variety of different plants suitable for including in terrariums or bottle gardens, please click here.
To read my long term review of the BiOrbAir from the beginning, starting with the first part, please click here.
To read about The RHS London Orchid Show 2016, please click here.
To read about hardy, carnivorous plants, please click here.