Alocasia ‘Ninja’ plants thrive in a very humid environment making these plants ideally suited to growing inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden. However, terrariums and bottle gardens are not universally the same, different enclosures will provide contrasting growing conditions. When choosing a terrarium and deciding on a location to cultivate Alocasia ‘Ninja’, remember that these plants won’t be happy in a shaded environment – Alocasia ‘Ninja’ require bright but indirect light to be able to thrive.
Inula hookeri is a clump forming, herbaceous perennial from China. I love daisies and I adore these sunny yellow flowers and I’m very fond of Inula hookeri’s super soft leaves. Next time you see this plant, reach out and stroke a leaf, it’s soft and furry. I appreciate this plant because its flowers attract bees and butterflies to my garden.
Alliaria petiolata is a commonly found wildflower in Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa. Whenever its foliage is bruised, crushed, or trampled, this plant’s leaves release a scent that’s reminiscent of garlic; as a consequence, in the UK, Alliaria petiolata is often called Garlic Mustard, or Hedge Garlic. Another common name for Alliaria petiolata is Jack-by-the hedge, which reflects one of this plant’s habitats and Alliaria petiolata’s prominence as a plant that lines our hedgerows.
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.
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 hirsutissimum is a lithophytic and terrestrial orchid species that originates from a large number of locations, including: Assam, Myanmar, Vietnam, India, Thailand, China, and Laos, where this orchid grows upon cliff edges, on rocks, in rocky soil, or in leaf litter.
Given the range of altitudes that this orchid species will flourish in, the varied growing conditions that Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum will succeed in, and the number of countries I have listed as this orchid’s homelands, you could be forgiven for thinking that Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum is an orchid which is commonly found.
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 free draining, sandy soils. This orchid can be found growing in areas that enjoy both the shelter of trees, shrubs, and taller plants, yet receive bright sunlight and good air circulation.
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.
Chiloschista lunifera is a epiphytic orchid species, which grows on trees, in areas of deciduous and semi deciduous forest in Myanmar, India, Assam, and the Himalayas. Chiloschista lunifera is a small, naturally leafless orchid species, which produces striking, dark red-maroon flowers, which are outlined in a vibrant lime-yellow colour.
To grow at its best, Chiloschista lunifera requires filtered and diffused, indirect light, warm to hot temperatures, and a very humid environment.
Paphiopedilum concolor is a small to medium sized, terrestrial orchid species, which originates from: Myanmar, Vietnam, and China, among other places. In its native environment, Paphiopedilum concolor can be found growing close to streams and water sources in forests, where this orchid grows directly in the ground, in leaf litter, or on rocks.
Paphiopedilum concolor grows as a terrestrial or lithophytic orchid; plants grow very successfully upon limestone rocks.
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 or more, given favourable growing conditions.
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 previously listed my Phalaenopsis taenialis plants as Phalaenopsis braceana (which is the name I purchased this plant as).
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.
Chiloschista parishii is a species of miniature, epiphytic, leafless orchid, which originates from Thailand, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where it can be found growing on trees in forests and woodlands.
Chiloschista parishii flourishes when grown under bright, filtered light, in a warm environment, in a very humid environment, where the plant will receive regular misting during the growing season.
Phalaenopsis finleyi is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in the wild, in Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar. This miniature Phalaenopsis species is also known by the names of Phalaenopsis minus and Kingidium minus. Phalaenopsis finleyi is a deciduous orchid species; these plants drop their leaves during autumn and winter and produce new foliage each spring.
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.
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 rivers. In the wild, Phalaenopsis lowii grows as a deciduous plant. In cultivation however, Phalaenopsis lowii usually retains its leaves over wintertime.
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 reaches flowering size, this miniature orchid flowers reliably each springtime. Phalaenopsis lobbii grows readily in a humid environment, in bright, filtered light.