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 inscriptiosinensis is an epiphytic orchid species from Sumatra, where this small to medium sized orchid can be found growing upon trees in forested areas.  Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis plants produce quite striking flowers.  The reddish brown markings displayed over the soft yellow coloured petals have a…

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 adore 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…

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…

When Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Smell’ was first introduced, it was described as the UK’s first widely available scented Phalaenopsis hybrid.  Fragrance is subjective, but when I first encountered this orchid in rather cool conditions on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year exhibit, at…

Platystele examen-culicum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Colombia and Ecuador. Platystele examen-culicum grows well in a humid environment, with filtered light, and cool to intermediate temperatures. Platystele examen-culicum produces such tiny, minute flowers, which are not easy to view without a…

Platystele misasiana is a mini miniature orchid species that’s endemic to Colombia.  In the wild, Platystele misasiana can be found in forests at around 200m above sea level.  These orchids grow in Colombia’s cloud forests, where they enjoy cool, moist, and shady growing conditions. This…

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