Orchidarium Planting List

Earlier this year I decided to create an Orchidarium to house some of my miniature orchids and ferns.

To read about how my Orchidarium was created, please click here.

To see my Orchidarium update and discover how the plants inside this Orchidarium grew and developed, please click here.

On the 12th November 2017 I rearranged many of my orchids in order to group the plants more interestingly, to allow me to group orchid species of the same genus together wherever possible, and to enable me to trial more plants in different terrariums, with a variety of growing conditions.  At this time I moved the Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’ specimen out of this Orchidarium.  I have found that this miniature orchid, which is one of my favourites, is far happier growing inside the BiOrbAir terrarium, the plant did not thrive inside this Orchidarium.

This Orchidarium Planting List displays all of the plants that I am currently growing inside this Orchidarium, alongside any plants that have previously been grown inside this Orchidarium.

To find out more about a plant, 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 on Pumpkinbeth.com.  Some individual plants can be followed through my regular orchidarium and terrarium reviews and updates, where you can discover how well particular plants grew, how often they flowered, and how long they flowered for.  You can see the care I have given these plants, and much more besides by following these reviews.  You’ll find these links by clicking on each relevant plant page.

You’ll find the list of nurseries where I have purchased my plants, the cork, and moss I have used for this Orchidarium at the bottom of this page.

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Aerangis biloba is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Africa, where this plant grows on the branches of trees that grow in humid forests and woodlands. Before I grew Aerangis biloba myself, I was previously under the impression that Aerangis biloba…

Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta is a miniature epiphytic orchid species from Kenya and Africa.  Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta produces attractive white, crystalline, slightly fragrant flowers, which have a bright orange-red column, or centre. Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta enjoys warm, humid conditions, and bright, filtered, indirect…

Aerangis mystacidii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Africa, Malawi, and Zambia, where this particular orchid species can be found growing upon trees, in areas of forest, close to streams, pools, or springs. Aerangis mystacidii produces pendent flower spikes, which bear up to twenty,…

This Athyrium species is a small sized, terrestrial fern that’s endemic to Madagascar and Africa.  This fern enjoys humid conditions and grows to about 15cm in height.

Bulbophyllum ambrosia is a miniature orchid species that grows as a lithophyte, on rocks and stones, and as an epiphyte, on trees.  This miniature orchid species originates from China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Bulbophyllum ambrosia grows happily both as a potted specimen in a free draining,…

Bulbophyllum falcatum ‘Minor’ is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from central and western Africa, where this plant grows in warm conditions, in the lower slopes and regions of the forests. This Bulbophyllum falcatum ‘Minor’ specimen is growing inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium,…

Bulbophyllum sessile is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which originates from a number of places including: Burma, Java, Laos, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, where this little orchid can be seen growing on the small, twiggy branches of trees growing in forested areas. Bulbophyllum…

Ceratochilus biglandulosus is a species of miniature orchid that’s endemic to Java in Indonesia, where this plant grows as an epiphytic plant, growing over moss and lichen covered trees, in mountainous areas. Ceratochilus biglandulosus produces crystalline, white flowers, which are very large in size, especially when…

Chiloschista lunifera is a epiphytic orchid species, which grows on trees, in areas of deciduous and semi deciduous forest in Myanmar, India, Assam, and the Himalayas.  Chiloschista lunifera is a small, naturally leafless orchid species, which produces striking, dark red-maroon flowers, which are outlined in…

Chiloschista parishii is a species of miniature, epiphytic, leafless orchid, which originates from Thailand, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where it can be found growing on trees in forests and woodlands. Chiloschista parishii flourishes when grown under bright, filtered light, in a warm environment,…

Chirita tamiana is a small species of flowering plant, that originates from Vietnam where it grows in damp soils.  Chirita tamiana plants form attractive rosettes, similar to the growth habit seen in their relations – Saintpaulia (African Violets) with their soft, mid green leaves radiating out…

Dinema polybulbon is a miniature, epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which originates from Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua, where this orchid can be found growing on trees and rocks, in areas of humid forest. Dinema polybulbon produces large, caramel and ivory coloured, fragrant flowers, which have…

Doryopteris cordata is an unusual, small tropical, tender fern that is ideally suited to growing in terrariums, vivariums, or bottle gardens. Doryopteris cordata produces lobed fronds at the base of the fern, which form a low growing mound, close to ground level, these fronds look more…

Haraella retrocalla is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Taiwan, where this plant can be found growing upon trees in forests, at elevations ranging from 1000m to 2200m.  Haraella restrocalla has recently undergone a name change, this orchid is now known as Gastrochilus retrocallus. Haraella…

Humata heterophylla is a tender, epiphytic fern species, so growing this fern mounted onto cork, or other tree bark, or branches is naturally the best way to grow this fern, providing you have the right conditions.  This fern really does require a very humid environment,…

Humata repens is a rather lovely species of fern, which originates from Indochina, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Humata repens is a dear little fern which grows to just 8cm (3 inches) tall.  This fern can be grown terrestrially – when its grown planted in…

Found in Venezuela and Colombia, Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’ is an epiphytic, miniature orchid species that can be found growing in wet, mountainous forests and cloud forests. Once Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’ has grown to a mature size, this lovely miniature orchid blooms for periods of up…

Leptotes bicolor is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Brazil and Paraguay, where this miniature orchid enjoys warm temperatures and humid conditions. Leptotes bicolor produces beautiful, white, fragrant flowers, which are enhanced with a vibrant shade of pink.  The seed pods of Leptotes bicolor…

Masdevallia decumana is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in upon trees growing in the cloud forests of south eastern Ecuador and northern Peru. Masdevallia decumana’s flowers are very large, especially when they are viewed in comparison to the diminutive size…

Oncidium hians is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which is endemic to Brazil. Oncidium hians plants produce flowering stems that are about twice as tall as the plant itself.  The flowering stems have a branching habit, each stem can be decorated with a number of…

Ornithophora radicans is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Brazil in South America.  Ornithophora radicans has a grassy habit and appearance, this orchid produces sprays of miniature white, brown, and yellow flowers for a few weeks every year in autumn.  Minimum temperature: 12…

Pellaea rotundifolia is a dark green coloured, evergreen fern that enjoys bright, filtered light, and consistently moist conditions – it’s an ideal fern to plant inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden. Pellaea rotundifolia’s common name is button fern, due to its rather lovely, dark green…

Phalaenopsis appendiculata is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Pahang, in Malaysia. Phalaenopsis appendiculata is a mini, miniature orchid species, that has a reputation for being rather difficult to grow.  If you’re growing Phalaenopsis appendiculata, take care to mist your plant’s roots regularly, provide…

Phalaenopsis braceana is a miniature, epiphytic, deciduous orchid species, which originates from a number of places, including Bhutan, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where these miniature orchids can be found growing atop trees, on the edges of forests. The inflorescences of Phalaenopsis braceana display variable colourations. Phalaenopsis…

Phalaenopsis celebensis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in the Sulawesi Island, in Indonesia.  Phalaenopsis celebensis plants produce attractive silver and dark green, mottled, variegated leaves. Phalaenopsis celebensis flourishes in warm, shaded conditions, where plants receive low level, indirect, filtered, diffused…

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The following miniature orchids were purchased from Akerne Orchids:

  • Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta
  • Bulbophyllum ambrosia
  • Bulbophyllum falcatum ‘Minor’
  • Bulbophyllum sessile
  • Leptotes bicolor
  • Phalaenopsis parishii
  • Platystele examen-culicum
  • Restrepia citrina
  • Restrepia seketii

The following terrarium plants, ferns, and orchids were purchased from Ben’s Jungle:

  • Adiantum species from Colombia
  • Aerangis biloba
  • Athyrium species
  • Chirita tamiana
  • Doryopteris cordata
  • Humata heterophylla
  • Humata repens
  • Pellaea rotundifolia
  • Pyrrosia serpens

The Compost I used inside my Orchidarium was purchased from BiOrb.

The following miniature orchids were purchased from Burnham Nurseries:

  • Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’
  • Ornithophora radicans
  • Haraella retrocalla
  • Restrepia purpurea ‘Rayas Vino Tinto’
  • Restrepia sanguinea
  • Schoenorchis fragrans

The following orchids were purchased from Claessen Orchids:

  • Dinema polybulbon
  • Oncidium hians
  • Phalaenopsis celebensis

I purchased the following orchids from Elsner Orchids:

  • Phalaenopsis deliciosa var. alba

The following orchids and ferns were very kindly given to me by my friends:

  • Doryopteris cordata
  • Pellaea rotundifolia 

I purchased the following orchids from Großräschener Orchids:

  • Chiloschista parishii
  • Phalaenopsis braceana
  • Phalaenopsis stobartiana
  • Phalaenopsis wilsonii
  • Schoenorchis scolopendria
  • Schoenorchis tixieri

The following plants were purchased from Hampshire Carnivorous Plants:

  • Pinguicula hybrid

The following orchids were purchased from Joseph Wu Orchids:

  • Phalaenopsis appendiculata
  • Phalaenopsis gibbosa
  • Phalaenopsis lobbii
  • Phalaenopsis lobbii f. flavilabia
  • Phalaenopsis lowii
  • Phalaenopsis malipoensis 
  • Phalaenopsis micholitzii
  • Phalaenopsis parishii alba
  • Phalaenopsis thailandica

The following miniature orchids were purchased from Orchids-shop.eu:

  • Masdevallia decumana

The following orchids were purchased from Petrens Orchid Shop:

  • Phalaenopsis deliciosa
  • Phalaenopsis honghenensis

The cork and all of the moss that I used inside this Orchidarium was purchased from Porters Foliage.

The following orchids were purchased from Popow Orchids:

  • Ceratochilus biglandulosus

I purchased the following orchids from Schwerter Orchids:

  • Phalaenopsis finleyi
  • Schoenorchis seidenfadenii

The following miniature orchids were purchased from the Writhlington Orchid Project:

  • Aerangis mystacidii
  • Dendrobium moniliforme
  • Restrepia antennifera
  • Stelis muscifera
  • Restrepia trichoglossa

Other articles that may interest you……….

To read about how my Orchidarium was created, please click here.

To see my step-by-step guide of how to plant up a terrarium or bottle garden, please click here.

To read about the Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta specimen that’s growing inside my Orchidarium and see its flowers, please click here.

To read about Restrepia citrina, please click here.

To read about the Haraella retrocalla specimens that are growing inside my Orchidarium and see their flowers, please click here.

To read about Phalaenopsis honghenensis, 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.

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