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 pallens is a small sized orchid species that hails from the Philippines.  This is an epiphytic orchid species that grows upon trees in forested areas of Palawan, Bataan, Bukidnon, and Mindanao.  Plants thrive in warm to hot temperatures and high humidity. The name of…

Phalaenopsis pantherina is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic, or lithophytic orchid species, which originates from the humid, mountainous forests of Borneo and Indonesia, where this orchid can be found growing upon the branches of trees and on moss covered rocks. Phalaenopsis pantherina produces rather…

Phalaenopsis parishii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from the Eastern Himalayas, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.  Phalaenopsis parishii grows at up to 500m above sea level, where this quite charming little orchid can be found growing upon moss laden trees, on branches…

Phalaenopsis parishii alba is the white form of Phalaenopsis parishii. I have one Phalaenopsis parishii alba specimen growing inside my Orchidarium.  I purchased this miniature orchid in early spring 2017.  Unfortunately, after I made this purchase, the parcel my Phalaenopsis parishii alba specimen was sent…

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima is a terrestrial, lithophytic, and at times epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in a wide range of locations including: Vietnam, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, and Cambodia. In its native environment, Phalaenopsos pulcherrima grows as a terrestrial orchid, in…

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima alba is the white flowered form of Phalaenopsis pulcherrima.  This is a small sized orchid species.  Plants usually grow as a terrestrial or lithophytic plants; although Phalaenopsis pulcherrima alba can also be grown as an epiphyte.

Phalaenopsis pulchra is a rather charming epiphytic orchid species from the Philippines.  The second part of this orchid’s botanical name – the specific epithet – is taken from the latin ‘pulcher’ which means beautiful.  Plants produce vibrant, rather glamorous, shocking pink flowers which have a…

Phalaenopsis stobartiana is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to China, where this miniature sized orchid enjoys growing in warm, humid conditions.  In its natural environment, in the wild the plant receives bright, filtered, indirect light. Phalaenopsis stobartiana produces up to nine, striking green, white, and…

Phalaenopsis sumatrana is a small to medium sized orchid species.  Please note that I usually write about miniature orchids that are much more easily accommodated inside terrariums and orchidariums.  If you want to grow Phalaenopsis sumatrana inside a terrarium or vivarium, you will need a…

Phalaenopsis taenialis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from a number of locations, including Bhutan, Myanmar, and the Himalayas.  In teh wild, these miniature orchids can be found growing at the tops of trees, on the edges of forests. Please note that I…

Phalaenopsis thailandica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Thailand.  This miniature orchid’s common name is the Thailand Phalaenopsis. I find that Phalaenopsis thailandica plants enjoy growing in warm, humid conditions, where they can bask in soft, indirect, filtered light.  Phalaenopsis thailandica likes…

This is a natural form of Phalaenopsis that’s found in the wild, in Thailand.  Phalaenopsis thailandica f. aurea is the yellow flowered form of Phalaenopsis thailandica.  This miniature sized orchid species is often known simply as Phalaenopsis thailandica Yellow Lip, a reference to the plant’s…

Phalaenopsis wilsonii is a miniature orchid species that’s endemic to Yunnan, in China.  Plants from this versatile orchid species are capable of growing as an epiphyte – when they grow upon trees, or as a lithophyte – when the plants grow over rocks.  This miniature Phalaenopsis…

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