Angraecum leonis is a stunning orchid species that can be found growing in the wild in Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. As is typical of Angraecum species, Angraecum leonis flowers are white in colour and display a very glamorous air and appearance. Angraecum leonis is a miniature to small sized orchid that can vary in size. If you’re considering purchasing this orchid, ensure that a larger growing area can be provided if needed.
If you are partial to green flowers, you’ll love this orchid! Angraecum calceolus is a small-sized orchid species from Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion Islands, and the Seychelles. This plant is larger than many of the orchid species I’ve listed in my various terrarium planting lists. Angraecum calceolus is unlikely to be a compatible choice for glass bottle gardens; a more substantially sized terrarium, vivarium, or orchidarium would be required to comfortably accommodate this orchid and provide a suitable home that will present itself as lasting and sustainable accommodation, as the plant develops and matures.
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 scent. The blooms are held low down at the base of the plant, underneath the leaves; however the blooms aren’t completely obscured and the flowers can be easily admired.
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 with dramatic Burgundy blotches, which are matched by the bloom’s deep claret coloured lip. Phalaenopsis ‘Champion Swan’ is a very striking orchid.
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 ‘Sunshine’ would be a great choice; this hybrid Phalaenopsis has been especially bred to be more adapted to the conditions found inside our homes.
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 found growing upon the branches of trees. In cultivation, Stelis stevensonii plants can be grown successfully in tiny pots filled with medium or large sized pieces of bark, or alternatively, plants can be mounted onto a piece of cork bark or wood.
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 orchid species to be considered for planting inside many terrariums and orchidariums.
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 and petals.
This orchid species’ specific epithet (the second part of the orchid species’ name) – japonica means that this orchid species is from Japan.
Angraecum viguieri is a small to medium sized orchid species that is endemic to Madagascar. This orchid species is another epiphyte – a plant that grows upon another plant. Angraecum viguieri is not a parasitic plant; this orchid species takes no sustenance or nutrients from its host. However, Angraecum viguieri enjoys improved growing conditions and air circulation, due to being raised up by its host plant.
Aerangis collum-cygni is a miniature to small sized orchid species that grows in humid forests, moist woodlands, and rainforests. These plants also make themselves at home in areas that were once forests, in regions where the forest’s native trees were roughly removed to make way for the plantations that replaced them. Aerangis collum-cygni can be found growing as epiphytes in: Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, and other areas across tropical Africa.
Angraecum pseudofilicornu is a small sized orchid species that’s endemic to Madagascar. This orchid can be found growing in verdant green, moss and lichen covered, montane forests, on: Anjozorobe, Analamazaotra, Montagne d’Ambre, Marivorahona, Mantadia, and Moramanga, in the Northern tip of Madagascar.
This orchid species grows as an epiphyte – a plant that grows upon another plant. This is not a parasitic plant, Angraecum pseudofilicornu doesn’t take any sustenance or nutrients from its host.
Angraecum cultriforme is an epiphytic orchid species from Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. These small sized orchids grow in evergreen forests and thickets, they’re often found growing near rivers. Angraecum cultriforme plants grow as an epiphytes; these orchids tend to grow near the base of a tree, close to ground level, but plants also grow upon twigs and small branches.
Angraecum stella-africae is an epiphytic orchid species from the forests of Malawi, Limpopo, and Southern Africa. This miniature orchid produces a short-lived white flower that’s absolutely massive in comparison with the diminutive size of the plant. Each bloom carries an exceptionally long spur that starts life curled up while the plant’s in bud; the spur gradually unfurls as the flower develops, eventually straightening when the green-tipped spur points to the ground, reaching far below the bloom.
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 branch or a twig.
This miniature orchid thrives in intermediate temperatures. Place your Microsaccus griffithii plant in a position where your plant will enjoy soft, indirect light.
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 pot or a planter, filled with a speciality compost that’s mainly comprised of large pieces of fir bark and pumice stone.
Angraecum drouhardii is a mini miniature sized orchid species from Madagascar. This is an epiphytic orchid species that grows on the trunks of moss covered trees, in mountainous regions of Northern Madagascar, at 1200m above sea level.
I love this dear little orchid, it’s a very sweet plant. Angraecum drouhardii plants produce snow white coloured flowers which are positively ginormous in size, when viewed in comparison to the size of this diminutive little orchid.
Angraecum arachnites is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where plants can be found growing in humid, evergreen forests.
This orchid species produces really striking flowers, they’re quite large in size and are white in colour. The blooms look rather like floral spiders, they have long and slightly twisting, curved extensions, which look rather like spider’s legs.
Angraecum moandense is an orchid species that hails from the rainforests of a wide range of exotic, tropical locations, including: Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire. Plants produce small, pale greenish yellow coloured flowers, which have reflexed petals and from a distance look rather leaf-like in their appearance.
This is a miniature orchid species whose natural home is growing in amongst trees and other plants, in damp humid rainforests, where competition for space is great and plants grow close to one another, growing cheek by jowl.
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 very humid environments; it’s perfectly suited to growing inside a terrarium or bottle garden, or another enclosure where the humidity levels remain at 75%RH and above.
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 held up above the plant’s beautifully textured leaves. The flowers are very much like miniature Masdevallia flowers in their shape; this Porroglossum’s flowers are produced in a range of colours.