Tall Orchidarium Planting List

Welcome to the Planting List for my Tall Orchidarium.  This is a planting list with a difference!  To find out more about a particular orchid, simply click on the orchid’s profile for more information, where you’ll also find links to every article about that particular orchid species on pumpkinbeth.com.  Some individual orchids can be followed, as they grow from young seedlings to mature flowering plants.

My Tall Orchidarium updates will help you to discover more about each plant’s character.  Find out how my orchids grow, discover how long these plants flowered for, and how often they bloomed.  By using this Planting List, you’ll be able to learn more about the care I have given my orchids, discover each plant’s preferred growing conditions, and much more besides.  You’ll find these links simply by clicking on each relevant plant page.

Here’s my Tall Orchidarium on the 1st January 2020. I am mostly growing Aerangis, Angraecum, and Phalaenopsis species inside this enclosure.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the nurseries and suppliers where I purchased the orchids, cork, and moss, for this Tall Orchidarium.  To see every article I’ve written about my Tall Orchidarium, please click here.

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Aerangis citrata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where plants can be found growing upon the branches and trunks of trees, in areas of evergreen forest. This miniature orchid species produces long, pendant, flowering stems, which feature up to thirty,…

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 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 hyaloides is an orchid species that’s endemic to Eastern Madagascar, where this miniature, epiphytic orchid species grows on the branches of trees, in moist areas of shady, evergreen forests.  Aerangis hyaloides produces racemose inflorescences of up to twenty, white coloured, glistening blooms, from winter to…

Aerangis kirkii is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species, that originates from South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mozambique.  Plants can be found growing upon both trees and shrubs in forested areas, close to rivers or near the coast line; this orchid species can…

Aerangis macrocentra can be found in Madagascar.  This miniature orchid species is often found low down, almost at ground level, growing as an epiphyte, upon moss and lichen covered trees, in the forests of the highlands of central Madagascar.  Aerangis macrocentra produces long, pendant, many…

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 mooreana is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands.  This orchid can be found growing on the branches of trees, growing on fairly low-lying ground, in humid forests.  Aerangis mooreana produces pendent flowering stems holding a number of…

Aerangis somalensis is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in various locations.  Plants grow in both dry areas of woodland, as well as near streams and rivers, in Africa.  The second part of this orchid species’ name – the specific…

Aerangis x primulina is a natural hybrid between Aerangis citrata and Aerangis hyaloides.  This is a very handsome miniature orchid.  Plants produce beautiful, arching flowering stems, which I estimate, hold opposite rows of anywhere between five and thirty, (possibly more) stunning, small, snowy white coloured…

Angraecum aloifolium is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.  This is a small sized orchid species, which produces the most beautiful leaves – they are thick and pitted, and coloured with a jewel like, intense green.  Angraecum aloifolium can be found growing…

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.  I’m told that Angraecum ochraceum enjoys a widespread occupation in the mountainous forests and highlands of Eastern Madagascar.  This miniature orchid is often sighted growing on trees in the Antananarivo, Antsiranana Fianarantsoa,…

Angraecum sacciferum is a miniature sized orchid species that can be found growing in the wild, over a widespread area.  This orchid species is a wild plant from many locations, including: Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sao Tome, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire,…

Bulbophyllum ambrosia is a miniature to small sized orchid species that grows as a lithophyte – on rocks and stones, and as an epiphyte – on trees found growing in areas of evergreen and deciduous forest.  This miniature orchid species originates from China, Hong Kong,…

Ceratostylis philippinensis is a miniature orchid species, which as its name suggests, originates from the Philippines. Ceratostylis philippinensis produces many very fragrant, sweetly scented, white flowers that are about 1cm (0.4 inch) in size. If you’re thinking of growing this miniature orchid, ensure that you can…

Ceratostylis pristina, is a newly described species of miniature, epiphytic orchid that originates from the Kalatungan mountain range, in the Philippines.  Ceratostylis pristina, produces beautiful, pure white, crystalline flowers, which at  about 1-2cm (0.5″) are very large in comparison to the size of the plant.  This…

Dockrillia striolata is a lithophytic orchid species that originates from Australia, where it’s known as the Streaked Rock Orchid. I have found that this miniature sized orchid grows happily when mounted onto cork bark, so don’t panic if you don’t have a spare limestone boulder,…

Humata heterophylla is a very handsome fern – this one of my absolute favourite ferns – I love its leaf like fronds.  This is a tender, epiphytic fern species, that can be grown mounted onto a piece of cork, wood, or branches.  Humata heterophylla thrives…

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…

Macroclinium manabinum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Manabi in Ecuador, where this miniature sized orchid can be found growing upon trees, in forest areas. Macroclinium manabinum favours growing in areas that enjoy warm to hot temperatures and filtered, diffused light.  This…

Neofinetia falcata is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from China, Japan, and Korea.  During the springtime, Neofinetia falcata produces beautiful, white flowers, which release their delicious fragrance during the evening.  This is a very attractive orchid species, the plants look absolutely…

Ornithocephalus manabina is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Ecuador.  This is such an attractive orchid species; plants produce delicate sprays of elegant, white flowers. I love Ornithocephalus manabina’s fan shaped leaves, they are very useful and add architectural, year round interest…

Phalaenopsis ‘Purple Princess’ is a miniature to small sized Phalaenopsis hybrid; plants grow to around 10-15cm (4-6 inches) tall.  ‘Purple Princess’ Phalaenopsis plants produce rather striking, cerise to Fuchsia pink coloured flowers.  Each ‘Purple Princess’ bloom features attractive, speckled markings at its centre, while the…

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’ is a species of epiphytic and lithophytic orchid that originates from Java, Borneo, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Laos, and other regions, where this small sized orchid can be found growing upon rocks, trees, or other plants, in various environments, from areas of forest…

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I purchased the plants that you can see and read about in my Tall Orchidarium articles, from the following nurseries:

The following miniature orchids were purchased from Akerne Orchids:

  • Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta
  • Bulbophyllum ambrosia

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

  • Humata repens
  • Humata heterophylla

The following miniature orchids were purchased from Burnham Nurseries:

  • Aerangis macrocentra

The following orchids were purchased from Claessen Orchids:

  • Angraecum ochraceum

The following orchids were purchased from Ecuagenera:

  • Phalaenopsis equestris

I purchased the following orchids from Elsner Orchids:

  • Aerangis hyaloides
  • Angraecum aloifolium
  • Ceratostylis pristina
  • Ornithocephalus manabina

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

  • Dockrillia striolata
  • Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis
  • Phalaenopsis pallens var. denticulata
  • Phalaenopsis pulchra
  • Phalaenopsis ‘Purple Princess’
  • Pilea microphylla

I purchased the following orchids from Großräschener Orchids:

  • Aerangis fastuosa
  • Angraecum aloifolium
  • Ceratostylis philippinensis

The following orchids were purchased from Joseph Wu Orchids:

  • Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’
  • Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Red’
  • Phalaenopsis malipoensis

The following orchids were purchased from Junginger Orchideen:

  • Aerangis hariotiana
  • Aerangis hyaloides
  • Aerangis kirkii 
  • Aerangis x primulina
  • Angraecum aloifolium
  • Angraecum sacciferum
  • Neofinetia falcata
  • Phalaenopsis parishii
  • Phalaenopsis wilsonii

The following orchids were purchased from Orchid Garden:

  • Aerangis mooreana
  • Phalaenopsis pantherina

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

  • Angraecum equitans

The following orchids were purchased from Petrens Orchid Shop:

  • Aerangis citrata
  • Aerangis modesta

The following orchids were purchased from Popow Orchids:

  • Macroclinium manabinum
  • Trichoglottis pusilla

The cork bark and cushion moss used in my Tall Orchidarium were purchased from Porters Foliage.

I purchased the following orchids from Schwerter Orchids:

  • Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’
  • Phalaenopsis honghenensis

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

  • Stelis muscifera

Other articles that may interest you……………

To see every article about my Tall Orchidarium, please click here.

For more articles I’ve written about automated plant care, please click here.

To see how my Rainforest Terrarium was set up and discover more about this terrarium’s design, please click here.

To see a longer planting list full of great plants for orchids, ferns, and other suitable plants, for orchidariums, vivariums, terrariums, and bottle gardens, please click here.

To find out how to mount epiphytic orchids onto cork bark or other wood mounts, please click here.

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

To see how my Orchidarium was created, please click here.

To find out about the Writhlington Orchid Project, please click here.

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 Orchid BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial, please click here.

To read the first part of my Madagascar BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial, please click here.

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