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 orchid species.  These special plants have become increasingly threatened in their native environment, due to over collection in the wild, by collectors who sell Paphiopedilum plants to the horticultural trade. 

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. flavilabia blooms from late winter, through to mid to late spring.  Spring is this Phalaenopsis species’ main flowering time, but this miniature orchid may bloom twice a year in favourable growing conditions. 

Phalaenopsis taenialis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from a number of locations, including Bhutan, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where these miniature orchids can be found growing atop trees, on the edges of forests.

Please note that I previously listed my Phalaenopsis taenialis plants as Phalaenopsis braceanaThe inflorescences of Phalaenopsis taenialis plants display variable colourations, which adds to the confusion when it comes to identification – Phalaenopsis taenialis plants are also confused with Phalaenopsis honghenensis and other Phalaenopsis species.

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

This orchid species grows upon branches and tree trunks, in the wild.  Consequently, Phalaenopsis finleyi plants favour being mounted onto cork bark and grown this way; as this simulates similar growing conditions to those that these orchids enjoy in the wild. 

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 love Phalaenopsis lobbii‘s cheerful flowers.  Once Phalaenopsis lobbii reaches flowering size, this miniature orchid flowers reliably each springtime.  Phalaenopsis lobbii grows readily in a humid environment, in bright, filtered light.

Coelogyne cristata is a cool growing, epiphytic orchid; this species originates from the Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, Java, Sikkim, and Nepal.

One of the common names of Coelogyne cristata is the Crested Coelogyne.  Coelogyne cristata will quickly grow to be far too big to grow in a terrarium, but this orchid does grow well in the conditions provided by terrarium growing.  Coelogyne cristata would thrive if grown inside a glasshouse or conservatory.