Rainforest Terrarium Planting List

In April 2018, I set up my Rainforest Terrarium.  I’ve created this planting list, so you can easily find and learn more about each of the plants that are currently growing inside this terrarium, if I add any new plants in future, I will also add them to this list.  I’ve listed the all of the nurseries and suppliers where I purchased my plants, cork, and mosses, for this terrarium at the bottom of this list.

This is my Rainforest Terrarium, which was built by Rich from Rainforestvivs. This terrarium provides a home with automated plant care for some of my orchids.

My Rainforest Terrarium was custom made by Rich at Rainforestvivs.

Here are the plants that I have grown inside my Rainforest Terrarium:

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Aerangis calantha is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in a variety of locations including: the Congo, Africa, Angola, and Uganda.  Before humans encroached into and altered the landscape of this orchid’s natural habitat and environment, Aerangis calantha could to be found growing…

Aerangis fastuosa can be found in the eastern and central Madagascar highlands, between 900 and 1750m.  This miniature, epiphytic orchid species grows in a number of different natural habitats, from humid, evergreen forests, to mountain and coastal forests, where it flowers from July to December each…

Aerangis fuscata is a miniature sized epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid grows on the twiggy, moss and lichen coated branches of large shrubs and small trees, in rainforest and forested areas.  Aerangis fuscata can be found growing in both…

Aerangis hariotiana is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the Comoros Islands, where this orchid can be found growing on trees, in areas of humid forest. Aerangis hariotiana originates from a group of islands which offer warm to hot growing conditions. …

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 modesta is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid can be found growing upon trees, in forested areas.  You might not look twice at this plant when it’s not in bloom, but Aerangis modesta is so very beautiful…

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,…

Aerangis punctata is an epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in central highland Madagascar, and also on the island nation of Reunion, at elevations between 900m and 1500m. Aerangis punctata grows in humid, evergreen forests, and in highland forests and scrubland, where this plant can…

Aerangis somalensis is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in different areas.  Aerangis somalensis plants grow in both dry areas of woodland, as well as near streams in Africa, namely in Somalia, which is where the second part of this orchid…

Aerangis spiculata is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands, where this plant can be found growing upon trees, in areas of humid forest. Aerangis spiculata produces large, white, pendant flowers, in racemes that feature up to 20 inflorescences,…

Aerangis verdickii is a miniature epiphytic or lithophytic orchid species, which grows both low down on rocks, and high up in the branches of woodland trees.  As this orchid species can be found growing near the tops of trees in open woodland, in its native…

Amesiella minor is miniature, epiphytic orchid species.  Amesiella minor can be found growing in forests, in the mountain regions of the Philippines.  This is a slow growing orchid species, which favours a humid environment. Amesiella minor is a relatively recently discovered miniature orchid, consequently this…

Amesiella monticola is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines.  Amesiella monticola tolerates a range of temperature conditions, from cool to warm; this miniature orchid favours very humid growing conditions. Amesiella monticola produces beautiful, white flowers,…

Angraecum aloifolium is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.  Angraecum aloifolium can be found growing on trees, in areas of dry, deciduous forest in the Mahajanga Province, which can be found in the Northwestern region of Madagascar.  Here Angraecum aloifolium grows at…

Angraecum bancoense is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing on trees, in very humid rainforests, in various parts of Africa.  This pretty miniature orchid species is often seen growing upon deciduous trees, which are growing near ponds or waterfalls, in rainforest…

Angraecum compactum is an epiphytic, miniature orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid can be found growing in a variety of habitats, including humid forests. Angraecum compactum produces large, white flowers, with long curved nectaries, this Angraecum’s flowers are fragrant in the…

Angraecum didieri is endemic to Madagascar, where this miniature orchid species can be found growing upon trees in humid, evergreen forests.  This epiphytic miniature orchid species grows well when mounted on either cork or cedar bark.  You could also grow Angraecum didieri in a small pot,…

Angraecum elephantinum is a small to miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Eastern Madagascar. Angraecum elephantinum produces very large, white, star-shaped flowers, which release their fragrance during the evenings to attract the species of moth which pollinate their blooms.  The flowers of Angraecum elephantinum are…

Angraecum equitans can be found growing in Madagascar, in humid, highland forests.  This epiphytic orchid species grows in full sun, on the outer branches of trees. Angraecum equitans flowers in spring and summer, its flowers are large, white, and fragrant in the evening. This Angraecum equitans specimen is…

Angraecum ochraceum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar. Angraecum ochraceum is a slow growing orchid, which favours growing in a location where the plant will receive bright, but diffused, indirect light and high humidity. Articles that mention Angraecum ochraceum: Sep.…

Angraecum pectinatum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from Madagascar, where this orchid can be found growing upon the branches and trunks of trees, growing in areas of humid forest. Angraecum pectinatum favours growing under filtered, diffused light, in a warm to hot…

Angraecum pyriforme is an epiphytic miniature orchid species that originates from mainland Africa, where this miniature orchid can be found growing upon trees in areas of moist, humid forest.  The number of areas where plants of Angraecum pyriforme can be found growing includes the Ivory Coast…

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum is a terrestrial, lithophytic, and epiphytic orchid species that grows upon rocks, in gravel and leaf litter, alongside and in amongst grasses in India. Paphiopedilum fairrieanum is a beautiful but now rare, critically endangered orchid species, which has become increasingly threatened in its native…

Paphiopedilum henryanum is a rare lithophytic and terrestrial orchid species that originates from China and Vietnam, where plants grow on cliffs and in inaccessible areas. Paphiopedilum henryanum plants can be found growing on limestone rocks and in open, free draining soils. Paphiopedilum henryanum was discovered in the 1980s. …

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum is a lithophytic and terrestrial orchid species that originates from a large number of locations, including: Myanmar, Vietnam, India, Thailand, China, and Laos, where this orchid grows upon cliff edges, on rocks, in rocky soil, or in leaf litter. Given the range of altitudes…

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I purchased the plants for my Rainforest Terrarium from the following nurseries:

The following orchids were purchased from Claessen Orchids:

  • Aerangis calantha
  • Angraecum ochraceum
  • Phalaenopsis celebensis
  • Phalaenopsis malipoensis

I purchased the following orchids from Elsner Orchids:

  • Aerangis hyaloides
  • Aerangis somalensis
  • Aerangis verdickii
  • Angraecum aloifolium
  • Angraecum elephantinum
  • Paphiopedilum concolor
  • Paphiopedilum esquirolei
  • Paphiopedilum fairrieanum
  • Paphiopedilum henryanum

The following orchids were purchased from Ecuagenera:

  • Phalaenopsis equestris

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

  • Angraecum elephantinum
  • Phalaenopsis fasciata
  • Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis
  • Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana ‘Woodlawn’
  • Phalaenopsis pallens
  • Phalaenopsis pulchra

I purchased the following orchids from Großräschener Orchids:

  • Aerangis fastuosa
  • Angraecum aloifolium
  • Phalaenopsis braceana
  • Phalaenopsis stobartiana
  • Phalaenopsis wilsonii

The following orchids were purchased from Joseph Wu Orchids:

  • Phalaenopsis appendiculata
  • Phalaenopsis chibae
  • Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’
  • Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Red’
  • Phalaenopsis gibbosa
  • Phalaenopsis lobbii
  • Phalaenopsis lobbii f. flavilabia
  • Phalaenopsis lowii
  • Phalaenopsis malipoensis
  • Phalaenopsis thailandica

The following orchids were purchased from Junginger Orchideen:

  • Aerangis calantha
  • Aerangis hariotiana
  • Aerangis x primula
  • Angraecum pectinatum

The following orchids were purchased from Kopf Orchideen:

  • Angraecum pyriforme

The following orchids were purchased from NT Orchid Nursery:

  • Phalaenopsis appendiculata

The following orchids were purchased from Orchid Garden:

  • Aerangis spiculata
  • Angraecum dollii
  • Angraecum elephantinum
  • Phalaenopsis gibbosa
  • Phalaenopsis lindenii
  • Phalaenopsis lowii
  • Phalaenopsis pantherina

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

  • Aerangis fuscata
  • Angraecum equitans

The following orchids were purchased from Petrens Orchid Shop:

  • Aerangis modesta
  • Aerangis punctata
  • Phalaenopsis deliciosa
  • Phalaenopsis honghenensis

The following orchids were purchased from Phalaenopsis and More:

  • Aerangis fastuosa
  • Angraecum compactum
  • Phalaenopsis cochlearis

The cork that I used inside this Rainforest Terrarium was purchased from Porters Foliage.

I purchased the following orchids from Schwerter Orchids:

  • Paphiopedilum fairrieanum
  • Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum
  • Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’
  • Phalaenopsis finleyi
  • Phalaenopsis lindenii
  • Phalaenopsis parishii
  • Phalaenopsis pulcherrima
  • Phalaenopsis stobartiana

I purchased the pillow moss for my Rainforest Terrarium from Triangle Nursery.

The following orchids were purchased from the Writhlington Orchid Project:

  • Aerangis mystacidii

Other articles that may interest you…………..

To see the step-by-step process of how my Rainforest Terrarium was created and learn more about this terrarium’s design, please click here.

To see a planting list of mini miniature orchids to grow inside terrariums or bottle gardens, please click here.

To see the step-by-step process of how my Orchidarium was created, please click here.

To see the first part of my White Orchid Trial Terrarium, please click here.

To see the first part of my Madagascar Orchid Terrarium Trial, please click here.

To see the first part of my Miniature Orchid Terrarium Trial, please click here.

To see a planting list of a wide variety of plants, including orchids, ferns and other plants that are ideally suited to growing inside a terrarium or bottle garden, please click here.

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

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