Platycerium bifurcatum is also know as the Staghorn Fern; this is a stunning evergreen fern that naturally grows as an epiphyte – establishing itself on the trunks and branches of trees in its native environment in the treetops and rainforests of Java, Polynesia, Australia, and Asia. This is a slow-growing, long-lived fern that will enhance your home when grown as a houseplant.
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 very large enclosure to provide sufficient room for this orchid species.
The common name for this orchid species is the Sumatran Phalaenopsis.
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.
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’ 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 rivers and in lowland locations. Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’ plants can be found growing in both exposed and sheltered locations, with quite different light levels and conditions in their native environments.
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 rivers and in lowland locations. Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Red’ plants can be found growing in both exposed and sheltered locations, with quite different light levels and conditions in their native environments.
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 humid forest. This orchid species is often found growing near water.
You can see photographs of this Phalaenopsis deliciosa var.
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, forested areas.
In its native environment, Phalaenopsis deliciosa enjoys warm to hot temperatures and very high humidity, it’s important to try to replicate these conditions to grow this orchid successfully.
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, giving this orchid a very noticeable, candy cane striped bloom. Plants have dark green coloured leaves.
Hymenorchis javanica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Java.
Hymenorchis javanica produces white, crystalline flowers, which feature a very attractive green central marking. The flower’s petals display a fringed, serrated edge. This miniature orchid species blooms for about six months of the year, the plants are usually in flower from spring to summertime.
Hymenorchids javanica is happy growing in intermediate conditions, with bright, filtered, indirect light.
Bulbophyllum sessile is a miniature orchid species. This epiphytic orchid originates from a number of places in South East Asia, including: Fiji, Burma, Java, Laos, Malaysia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. This little orchid can be seen growing on the small, twiggy branches of trees, it’s usually found growing in areas of evergreen forest.
Bulbophyllum sessile flourishes in cool and intermediate, to warm temperatures.
Ceratochilus biglandulosus is a species of miniature orchid that’s endemic to Java in Indonesia, where this plant grows as an epiphytic plant, growing over moss and lichen covered trees, in mountainous areas.
Ceratochilus biglandulosus produces crystalline, white flowers, which are very large in size, especially when viewed in comparison to the diminutive size of this miniature orchid species.
Ceratochilus biglandulosus appreciates cool to intermediate growing conditions, accompanied by bright, but diffused light, and high humidity levels.
Humata heterophylla is a very handsome fern. I must admit that this one of my absolute favourite ferns – I simply love Humata heterophylla’s leaf-like fronds. This is a tender, epiphytic fern species, that can be grown mounted onto a piece of cork, wood, or a branch. Humata heterophylla thrives when raised in a very humid environment, in semi-shaded or shaded growing conditions.
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.