Orchids

This page lists many of the orchids that feature in articles I’ve written for pumpkinbeth.com

Click on each plant’s name to discover more information and find links to every article which mentions that particular orchid.

Click here to see three planting lists giving information and pictures of orchids that are suited to cool, intermediate, and warm temperatures.

Click here to see a list of mini-miniature, epiphytic orchids.  These tiny plants that will comfortably fit inside a regular sized bottle garden or terrarium, this list includes the details of the nurseries and suppliers that stock these plants.

Click here to see a list of miniature, epiphytic orchids, which includes the details of the nurseries and suppliers that stock the individual plants.

Click here to see a list of all the fragrant orchids mentioned on www.pumpkinbeth.com

In March 2018, I was delighted to be awarded National Collection status for two of my collections of miniature orchids.

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Masdevallia tovarensis is miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid that is endemic to Venezuela where it grows in cloud forests. Masdevallia tovarensis produces flower stems each of which can produce a number of beautiful, large, pure white flowers.  The flower stems can bloom again and…

Maxillaria acutifolia is a small and compact orchid species from: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Islands, Mexico, Venezula, Trinidad and Tobago.  From winter to springtime, mature Maxillaria acutifolia plants produce these very cute yellow-orange coloured flowers, which are fragrant and have a nice…

A native plant of New Guinea, Mediocalcar decoratum is a low growing, miniature, epiphytic orchid species, it forms a creeping, spreading mat as the plant grows.  Mediocalcar decoratum favours growing in humid, damp conditions in dappled shade.  Mediocalcar decoratum thrives in moist conditions, this plant would enjoy…

Microsaccus griffithii is a mini miniature sized orchid species from Borneo, Cambodia, Java, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sumatra, Thailand, and Vietnam.  This gorgeous orchid is an epiphyte; it grows upon another plant and does very well when mounted onto a piece of cork bark, a…

Mystacidium gracile is an almost leafless miniature orchid, that grows as an epiphyte.  This is not a parasitic plant.  Mystacidium gracile grows upon another plant, but this orchid does not take any sustenance from its host plant, it just uses its host to raise itself…

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…

Oeonia volucris is a small sized orchid species that originates from the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar, and Mauritius, where this orchid grows in coastal areas.  This is an epiphytic orchid – plants can be found growing upon the twiggy branches of trees, in areas of humid…

Oncidium hians is a small sized epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Brazil.  This orchid produces white and reddish brown coloured flowers, which are very pretty, both when viewed as a whole, with the plant, or when examined closely.  On a close examination, it’s…

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…

Ornithophora radicans is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Brazil in South America.  Ornithophora radicans has a grassy habit and appearance, this orchid produces sprays of miniature white, brown, and yellow coloured flowers for a few weeks every year, in autumn. I’ve grown…

Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum is a small to medium sized orchid species that’s endemic to Sumatra.  In the wild, this is a lithophytic orchid species – these orchids grow on and over limestone rocks, in their natural environment.  However, in cultivation, Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum is often grown in a…

Paphiopedilum concolor is a small to medium sized, terrestrial orchid species, which originates from: Myanmar, Vietnam, and China, among other places.  In its native environment, Paphiopedilum concolor can be found growing close to streams and water sources in forests, where this orchid grows directly in…

Paphiopedilum esquirolei is an lithophytic, epiphytic, and terrestrial orchid species that originates from Vietnam, China, and Thailand. Paphiopedilum esquirolei can be grown in a pot filled with an open, free draining, speciality orchid compost comprised of a mix of bark pieces, charcoal, and coconut husk. Paphiopedilum esquirolei is…

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum is a terrestrial, lithophytic, and epiphytic orchid species that is often found growing upon rocks.  Plants can also be found growing in gravel and leaf litter, alongside, and in amongst grasses, in India. Paphiopedilum fairrieanum is a beautiful but now rare and critically endangered…

Paphiopedilum henryanum is a rare lithophytic and terrestrial orchid species that originates from China and Vietnam.  In the wild, these orchids 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…

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum is a lithophytic and terrestrial orchid species that originates from a large number of locations, including: Assam, 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…

Phalaenopsis ‘Amsterdam’ is a truly gorgeous hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces tall stems of exquisite ivory coloured flowers with attractive rose-pink freckling.  ‘Amsterdam’ freckles are very symmetrical and ordered, they radiate out from the centre of each flower; this freckle formation is rather like those of…

Phalaenopsis ‘Cadillac’ is a beautiful Phalaenopsis with large pink blooms.  This Phalaenopsis produces larger sized flowers than most of the standard Phalaenopsis plants that you tend to find in supermarkets, garden centres, and florists.  My Phalaenopsis ‘Cadillac’ plants produce these stunning pink blooms, they really are fabulous! …

Phalaenopsis ‘Champion Swan’ is a Phalaenopsis with white blooms, which are extensively decorated with splashes of claret; these rich markings are more concentrated in the middle of the bloom and radiate outwards from the centre of the flower.  The flower’s petals and sepals are decorated…

Phalaenopsis ‘Cosmea 20’ is a glamorous looking Phalaenopsis with richly coloured flowers in shades of wine and Burgundy.  The velvety blooms are nicely complimented by their patterned ivory lip which is decorated with claret coloured markings and touches of gold highlights; while the petals are…

Phalaenopsis ‘Dover’ is a hybrid Phalaenopsis with attractive large-sized, white flowers.  This is a naturally floriferous Phalaenopsis cultivar that produces tall flowering stems decorated with snow-white flowers; each flower’s lip is dipped in gold and this section of the flower features delicate maroon freckles and…

Phalaenopsis ‘Happy Hour’ is a gorgeous crimson-flowered Phalaenopsis.  These orchids display utterly mesmerising flowers that radiate spotted and dotted markings with an attractive and rather painterly appearance.  ‘Happy Hour’ has richly coloured flowers that are gently highlighted by a light coloured picotee edging that surrounds…

Phalaenopsis ‘Honeybee’ is a hybrid Phalaenopsis with ivory flowers that are rather beautifully illuminated with orchid-pink veining.  The pink colouring suffuses with the ivory towards the outer regions of the petals and tepals; all are highlighted with an ivory picotee edging, which further enhances this…

Phalaenopsis ‘La Paz’ is a stunning orchid with gorgeous, sunny yellow flowers!  These Phalaenopsis’ blooms are coloured with such an uplifting yellow, they have a real lightness, and the colour has a charming softness.  The two lateral sepals (the two lower petals) of every ‘La…

Phalaenopsis ‘Linz’ flowers display the palest of pink petals and sepals; these contrast nicely against the flower’s deep purplish-pink coloured lip.  This orchid is a hybrid Phalaenopsis that makes a superb houseplant.  Phalaenopsis ‘Linz’ thrives in the intermediate temperatures found inside our homes and flowers…

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