National Collection of Miniature Phalaenopsis Species

Plant Heritage LogoThis page lists the Miniature Phalaenopsis species within my Plant Heritage National Collection.

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

Phalaenopsis celebensis is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species.  This orchid species is endemic to the Sulawesi Island, in Indonesia.  The Sulawesi Island was formerly known as Celebes, which is where the specific epithet of this orchid’s name – ‘celebensis’ comes from.  Plants…

Phalaenopsis chibae is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Vietnam.  I’d describe Phalaenopsis chibae as a miniature to small sized orchid species. Phalaenopsis chibae displays rather large, dark reddish-purple coloured leaves, which have an attractive glossy sheen, they’re really quite reflective. This miniature orchid…

Phalaenopsis cochlearis is both an epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species that originates from Malaysia and Borneo, where this small sized orchid grows on limestone rocks and upon trees in forests.  This orchid’s common name is the ‘spoon like Phalaenopsis’ – referring to this orchid species…

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…

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Red’ 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 near…

Phalaenopsis deliciosa is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from many places, including: Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.  This epiphytic orchid species is often found growing upon trees that are growing near water; plants flourish in humid,…

Phalaenopsis deliciosa var. alba is the white form of Phalaenopsis deliciosa. Phalaenopsis deliciosa var. alba is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from many places including: Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the Philippines.  Plants can usually be found growing upon trees, in areas of…

I tend to focus my attentions on miniature and mini-miniature sized orchids; however, Phalaenopsis equestris is a larger orchid species.  This is a small to medium sized orchid, which grows too large to be considered inside any small or medium sized terrariums or bottle gardens.  Phalaenopsis…

Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ is a small to medium sized orchid species; this particular flowered form originates from the Municipality of Aparri, in the Philippines.  It’s an epiphytic orchid species, that grows upon the branches and trunks of trees, in forested areas.  This form of Phalaenopsis…

Phalaenopsis equestris f. alba is the white flowered form of Phalaneopsis equestris.  Many of the orchids I write about are miniature or even mini-miniature sized; however, Phalaenopsis equestris is a small sized orchid species, which forms plants that grow too large in size for this…

Phalaenopsis fasciata is a species of epiphytic orchid, which originates from the Philippines, where this small sized orchid species can be found growing on trees, alongside rivers. Phalaenopsis fasciata is a small sized orchid, which may be too large for your terrarium.  This orchid species…

Phalaenopsis finleyi is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in the wild, in Burma, Thailand, and Myanmar.  This miniature Phalaenopsis species is also known by the names of Phalaenopsis minus and Kingidium minus. This orchid species grows upon branches and tree…

Phalaenopsis gibbosa is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Vietnam and Laos, where this orchid can be found growing upon trees, in areas of evergreen forest. Phalaenopsis gibbosa enjoys growing in warm to hot conditions, in a very humid environment.  Phalaenopsis gibbosa produces very small,…

Phalaenopsis hainanensis is a miniature, lithophytic orchid species, which originates from Hainan in China, where this orchid can be found growing on rocks.  Phalaenopsis hainanensis is critically endangered in the wild, if you’d like to grow this orchid species yourself, look out for plants grown…

Phalaenopsis honghenensis is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from China and Thailand, where this orchid species can be found growing on the trunks of mossy, lichen covered trees. The flowers of Phalaenopsis honghenensis can be variable in colour.  The flowers are fragrant,…

Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis is an epiphytic orchid species from Sumatra, where this small to medium sized orchid can be found growing on trees in forest areas.  Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis produces quite striking flowers, the reddish brown markings across the soft yellow coloured petals have a resemblance to…

Phalaenopsis japonica is small sized orchid species that produces very attractive, lemon scented inflorescences, during spring and summertime.  The greenish-white flowers are handsomely decorated with pink markings that cover the flower’s lip and these compliment the somewhat variable maroon markings that highlight the blooms’ sepals…

Phalaenopsis lindenii is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to the island of Luzon, in the Philippines.  This beautiful orchid is sadly now endangered, threatened by those who have taken wild plants to sell to the local and international orchid trade.  Like many other…

Phalaenopsis lobbii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from India, Vietnam, the Himalayas, and Myanmar, where this orchid species can be found growing on trees in evergreen forests. This is another super cute Phalaenopsis species; I love Phalaenopsis lobbii‘s cheerful flowers.  Once Phalaenopsis lobbii…

Phalaenopsis lobbii f. flavilabia is a form of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which produces rather cute, white and yellow coloured flowers.  This miniature orchid’s pastel yellow coloured blooms are very pretty indeed.  This particular orchid is the yellow flowered form of Phalaenopsis lobbii. Phalaenopsis lobbii f.…

Phalaenopsis lowii is a small to miniature sized, warm to hot growing species of epiphytic orchid, which sometimes grows as a lithophyte, on limestone rocks and stone outcrops.  Phalaenopsis lowii originates from Borneo, Myanmar, and Thailand, where this orchid species can be found growing near…

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana ‘Woodlawn’ is a small to medium sized epiphytic orchid species that originates from the Philippines.  In terms of this plant’s naming, Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana is the name of this orchid’s species, while the ‘Woodlawn’ part of this plant’s name, refers to the fact that…

Phalaenopsis malipoensis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from China and Vietnam, where this orchid can be found growing upon the branches of trees, in woodland glades.  Phalaenopsis malipoensis enjoys bright, filtered, indirect light, and very humid growing conditions.  This orchid species enjoys intermediate to warm…

Phalaenopsis micholitzii is a miniature to small sized orchid species, which is endemic to the Philippines.  This orchid species grows as an epiphyte; in its natural habitat, Phalaenopsis micholitzii grows upon trees along by the riverside.  In the plant’s natural environment, Phalaenopsis micholitzii enjoys warm…

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