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.
Aubergines (also known as Eggplant or by the plant’s botanical name, Solanum melogena) are tender plants that need warmth and bright sunshine if they’re to thrive. Sow aubergine seeds in pots of peat-free compost, inside a heated propagator or glasshouse, from January to April. Ensure your seedlings are grown in an area that enjoys bright light.
From the end of May or beginning of June, (when there is no risk of cold temperatures or frost) if you garden in a warm area, aubergine plants can be hardened off (brought out from the glasshouse during the daytime and then taken back inside again at night for a couple of weeks), before being planted outside in a warm, bright and sunny area.
Oeonia volucris is a small sized orchid species that originates from the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar, and Mauritius, where this orchid grows in coastal areas. This is an epiphytic orchid – plants can be found growing upon the twiggy branches of trees, in areas of humid evergreen forest.
In the wild, this orchid species blooms from March to July. Oeonia volucris plants produce exquisite white, three lobed blooms, which are held on long, slender stems.
Angraecum cucullatum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the island of Reunion and Mauritius, where plants grow upon trees, in forested areas of the country.
Cultivated Angraecum cucullatum plants need to be grown under filtered, diffused light. This orchid species flourishes in warm temperatures, so it’s best to replicate the temperatures and conditions that this particular orchid species would experience in its natural environment.