Orchids for Cool Temperatures

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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 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…

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.  Whatever temperatures these plants experience, this miniature orchid species always favours very humid growing…

Here’s another miniature orchid; this is Andinia schizopogon, an epiphytic orchid species that thrives in cool temperatures and humid growing conditions.  In this orchid species’ natural environment, these plants can be found growing in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru. Andinia schizopogon produces rather…

Angraecum breve is a mini miniature Angraecum species that is endemic to Madagascar.  This tiny, epiphytic orchid hails from the Tsaratanana massif – a mountainous region, in Northern Madagascar.  Angraecum breve is a wild plant, from a wonderful area of the planet, which has been…

Angraecum drouhardii is a mini miniature sized orchid species from Madagascar.  This is an epiphytic orchid species that grows on the trunks of moss covered trees, in mountainous regions of Northern Madagascar, at 1200m above sea level. I love this dear little orchid, it’s a…

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…

Barbosella australis is a cool growing, miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in southern Brazil.  Flowering in the summer, it is a very low growing plant, with a naturally creeping, spreading habit.  This Barbosella australis specimen is growing inside my BiOrbAir terrarium, you can…

Barbosella dusenii is a super cute, mini miniature orchid species.  These plants really are tiny.  Barbosella dusenii plants have a naturally low growing, creeping stature.  If you gave this plant just a cursory glance, you might think that this orchid has something of a resemblance…

Bulbophyllum sessile is a miniature orchid species.  This epiphytic orchid originates from a number of places in South East Asia, including: Fiji, Burma, Java, Laos, Malaysia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.  This little orchid can be seen growing on the small, twiggy branches of…

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 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,…

Constantia cipoensis is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which is endemic to the Serra do Cipó National Park, a mountain range in Brazil, where Constantia cipoensis grows upon Vellozia, a genus of flowering plant that’s found in this area. Constantia cipoensis produces beautiful, very large,…

Dendrobium Berry ‘Oda’ is a hybrid Dendrobium orchid, that was created by crossing Dendrobium kingianum with Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ (Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ was created by crossing Dendrobium canaliculatum with Dendrobium bigibbum).  This new orchid is very popular with indoor gardeners.  Dendrobium Berry ‘Oda’ produces stems…

Dendrobium moniliforme is a miniature epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which originates from a number of regions, including: Assam, China, the Himalayas, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Dendrobium moniliforme plants produce beautiful, white flowers, which are fragrant.

Dendrobium striolatum 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,…

Diplocaulobium chrysotropis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in the cloud forests of New Guinea. Diplocaulobium chrysotropis flourishes under bright, indirect light.  This miniature orchid grows best in humid conditions, in temperatures between 17C (62F) and 25C (77F). I have…

Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid, which originates from Guatemala and Mexico. Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that does not require a rest period to grow well.  So if the conditions you provide are constant, with sufficient light, water, and nutrients, this…

Dryadella edwalii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the cloud forests of Brazil, where this orchid grows upon trees and other plants growing in these very humid areas of forest.  Although this is a mini orchid with compact blooms that can sometimes…

Dryadella simula is a cool growing, miniature epiphytic, orchid species that’s found growing in the lower regions of cloud forest in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.  This orchid experiences natural variations during the seasons in its native environment, where it will experience dry seasons…

Gastrochilus retrocallus is an orchid species that was previously known as Haraella retrocalla.  Gastrochilus retrocallus is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Taiwan.  This miniature orchid can be found growing upon trees in forests, at elevations ranging from 1000m to 2200m. Gastrochilus retrocallus is…

Holcoglossum flavescens is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species that is endemic to China.  Plants grow upon the branches of trees, in forested areas that enjoy a humid atmosphere. Holcoglossum flavescens produces beautiful flowers, which have quite a charm and character to them, however the…

Lemurella culicifera is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in the Comoros Islands and in the West and South Western regions of Madagascar.  Plants from this orchid species grow in thickets and in dry forests, in areas that range from just above…

Lepanthes aculeata is a mini miniature orchid species that produces bright and cheerful, red, orange and yellow coloured blooms.  The flowers arise from the underside of a leaf; as the leaves are fairly upright they actually display Lepanthes aculeata’s flowers rather nicely. I adore almost…

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