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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Phalaenopsis ‘Machu Picchu’ is a striking Phalaenopsis, its ivory flowers feature vivid Fuchsia-pink coloured centres on each petal and sepal; this pink colouring suffuses with the white petals rather like a drop of brightly coloured paint moves into other colours, as an artist cleans their…

Phalaenopsis ‘Monterry’ is a small-sized Phalaenopsis hybrid with attractive flowers that display dotted and spotted, deep-plum coloured markings that radiate out from each petal; the petals are all highlighted with a silvery coloured picotee edging which really enhances this Phalaenopsis’ blooms.  If you are drawn…

Phalaenopsis ‘New Life’ is a new, hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces such pretty flowers!  If you study a Phalaenopsis ‘New Life’ flower, you’ll notice that its petals, as they face you, are a soft ivory in colour, while the reverse of each petal is infused with…

Phalaenopsis ‘Puebla’ produces purple-pink coloured flowers that are enhanced by attractive darker purple veining and complemented by a richly coloured, velvety reddish-purple coloured lip.  Each petal and sepal is outlined with a picotee edging in a suffused shade of ivory.  The overall appearance of Phalaenopsis…

I was given this Phalaenopsis by two of my best friends, it’s a great little plant!  Phalaenopsis ‘Purple Princess’ is a miniature to small sized Phalaenopsis hybrid; plants grow to around 10-15cm (4-6 inches) tall.  ‘Purple Princess’ plants produce rather striking, cerise to Fuchsia pink…

Phalaenopsis ‘Santos’ features unusual coloured flowers, its flowers are a beguiling combination of sugary-pink petals and sepals, matched with a rose-copper coloured lip with gold at its heart.  It’s quite a combination, ideal if you’re looking for something different.  This Phalaenopsis orchid’s flower colours are…

Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Angel’ is a small-sized, hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces these totally gorgeous, creamy-buttermilk-coloured flowers that display this strikingly handsome, raspberry-coloured veining that radiates out across all the flower’s petals and sepals.  These raspberry-coloured markings perfectly compliment the flower’s rich cherry-coloured lip, which itself is…

Phalaenopsis ‘Sunshine’ is a Phalaenopsis with lovely soft yellow blooms.  The flower’s petals and sepals are decorated with a delicate sprinkling of maroon freckles and the yellow petals are complimented by the bloom’s orange coloured lip.  If you’re looking for a new indoor plant, Phalaenopsis…

I adore white flowered orchids.  This is Phalaenopsis ‘Zurich’, it’s an orchid with a delicate and elegant style.  Phalaenopsis ‘Zurich’ flowers are snow-white in colour, their lateral sepals and the flower’s lip are decorated with freckles and enhanced with gold.  It’s a truly charming Phalaenopsis.…

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 is a species of epiphytic and lithophytic orchid that originates from Java, Bangladesh, Borneo, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Laos, Vietnam, Sumatra, and other regions, where this small sized orchid can be found growing upon rocks, trees, or other plants, in various environments, from areas of…

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, but it’s larger than many of the miniature orchids in my…

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

Phalaenopsis gibbosa is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from China, Vietnam, and Laos.  In the wild, this orchid species inhabits areas that stretch from sea level up to 1000m.  Phalaenopsis gibbosa uses trees as its host plant and can be found in both…

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,…

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