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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Podangis dactyloceras is a miniature orchid species, which originates from Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zaire, where this orchid grows as an epiphyte, growing upon trees, near waterfalls and rivers, in evergreen rainforests. Podangis dactyloceras is a miniature orchid species that grows best in warm to hot…

Porroglossum echidna is a mini miniature sized orchid species, from the cloud forests of Colombia and Venezuela.  Plants grow at a range of locations in these mountainous regions, at heights from between 2500m and 3200m above sea level. This cute little orchid species flourishes in…

Porroglossum muscosum gets its genus name – Porroglossum – from the Greek for ‘far, far away’ and ‘tongue’ – a reference to these plants flowers’ distinctive lip.  While the specific epithet, this plant’s species name – muscosum – means mossy – a reference to the…

Porroglossum schramii is a mini miniature sized orchid species from the humid cloud forests of Ecuador.  Plants can be found growing in mountainous areas, in locations that range from 1500m to 1800m above sea level.  Porroglossum schramii blooms regularly throughout the year.  This orchid’s flowers are…

Psygmorchis pusilla is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in humid forests in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela, and other exotic locations, where the plant colonises the outer branches of trees. Psygmorchis pusilla is a delightful, fan shaped, miniature…

Restrepia antennifera is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, that can be found growing in cloud forests in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Restrepia antennifera is an orchid species that naturally forms a tufted shape, it’s small in size and won’t take up much room inside your terrarium…

Restrepia citrina is a miniature orchid species.  This epiphytic orchid species is endemic to Colombia, where this lovely orchid species grows in cloud forests.  For successful growing, you need to replicate the conditions that this Restrepia experiences in its natural environment.  Restrepia citrina flourishes in…

Restrepia cloesii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Peru, where this orchid grows in the rainforest, within a restricted range of the country. Restrepia cloesii is a rare orchid, this is a newly discovered orchid species, found within a limited area…

Restrepia cymbula is a miniature sized orchid species from Ecuador.  The common name for this orchid species is the Boat Restrepia, a reference to this orchid’s narrow, curved, boat shaped bloom.  Given the right care, Restrepia cymbula plants flower easily, they produce orange-red coloured flowers,…

Restrepia mendozae is a miniature sized orchid species that can be found growing in the wild at round 1500m above sea level, in the The Cordillera del Cóndo mountain range, in the Eastern Andes, between Peru and Ecuador.  This beautiful area needs our protection, as…

Restrepia purpurea ‘Rayas Vino Tinto’ is a miniature sized, cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, that can be found growing in Ecuador and Peru.  I do wonder if this miniature orchid should be known simply as Restrepia purpurea, as I see no distinguishable differences between this…

Restrepia sanguinea is a miniature sized, cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from the cloud forests of Colombia. This is one of the tallest miniature orchids that I have grown inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  Although this Restrepia species is always sold as a miniature…

Restrepia seketii is a miniature orchid species that originates from the cloud forests in North Colombia.  A cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, Restrepia seketii is smaller than the other Restrepia species that are featured in my Miniature Orchid Trials. To see photographs of Restrepia seketii…

Restrepia trichoglossa is a species of miniature orchid which originates from cloud forests in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.  Naturally forming a tufted shape, this little Restrepia produces flowers in succession, throughout the year. I find Restrepias to be tolerant of different temperatures, and light conditions, favouring…

Schoenorchis fragrans is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in India, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and China, where this orchid grows upon trees, in moist forests.  Schoenorchis fragrans has thick, leathery leaves that have an attractive purple underside, this miniature orchid produces…

Schoenorchis scolopendria is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species with a creeping habit.  In the wild, these orchids can be found growing on the twigs and branches of trees, in the forests of Vietnam. Schoenorchis scolopendria is best grown mounted onto cork or branches, which have…

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from Thailand and Vietnam. Schoenorchis seidenfadenii produces thick, leathery, textured leaves and pretty pink flowers.  This mini-miniature orchid has an attractive, creeping, spreading growth habit, like other Schoenorchis species, the plants almost twirl around…

Schoenorchis tixieri is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Vietnam and China, where it grows on trees growing in the outskirts of forests. Schoenorchis tixieri has thick, leathery, textured leaves, which are very attractive, the growth habit and appearance of every Schoenorchis species…

The word Stelis is taken from the Greek for a small pillar.  Stelis muscifera is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that originates from Ecuador and Venezuela, where plants of this species can be found growing at between 800m – 1600m above sea level.  Stelis muscifera…

Stelis stevensonii is a lovely miniature orchid species, which is endemic to Ecuador, where these plants grow in forested areas found at about 1600m above sea level. This orchid species is epiphytic; instead of growing in the soil, in the wild, these plants can be…

Stelis tridentata is a miniature orchid species that grows as an epiphyte – instead of growing in the soil – this orchid grows upon other plants.  In the wild, Stelis tridentata plants can be found growing upon trees in the rainforests of Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela,…

Stelis viridula is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Ecuador.  In its natural environment, this diminutive little plant grows upon trees and other plants, in areas of mountainous forest.  Truly a miniature orchid, you’ll need a tripod and a macro setting on your camera…

Trichoglottis pusilla is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Java, Sumatra, and Indonesia, where this orchid can be found growing near the tops of trees, in forested areas. Trichoglottis pusilla produces fragrant, large white flowers, which are marked with bright, clear red stripes,…

As the saying goes, ‘good things come in small packages’.  To prove this adage, here’s a teeny tiny orchid: Trisetella hoeijeri is an absolute darling of a plant.  An impossibly cute, exquisite beauty; I promise that this magnificent orchid will touch your heart, lift your…

Vanda nana is an epiphytic subshrub, a monopodial epiphyte that grows primarily in the wet tropical biome and can be found growing as a wild flower of Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.  This is a miniature orchid; my Vanda nana plant that you see pictured above…

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