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.
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.
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 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.
Phalaenopsis cochlearis is both an epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species that originates from Malaysia and Borneo, where this small sized orchid grows on limestone rocks and upon trees in forests. This orchid’s common name is the ‘spoon like Phalaenopsis’ – referring to this orchid species flower’s spoon-like concave lip. Phalaenopsis cochlearis‘s pretty, soft yellow blooms produce a light, but pleasing citrus fragrance.
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.
Phalaenopsis appendiculata is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Pahang, in Malaysia.
This is a mini, miniature orchid species, that has a reputation for being difficult to grow. If you’re growing Phalaenopsis appendiculata, take care to mist your plant’s roots regularly, and provide warm, humid conditions, with good air circulation. Position your plant in a location where your orchid will enjoy bright, but filtered, indirect light; avoid harsh light, which might scorch your plant’s leaves.
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.
Humata repens is a rather lovely species of fern, which originates from Indochina, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Humata repens is a dear little fern which grows to just 8cm (3 inches) tall. This fern can be grown terrestrially – when it is grown planted in the soil or peat-free compost, or as an epiphyte, when this same fern is grown upon another plant, or grown mounted onto a piece of cork bark (or mounted onto a branch, or grown on a tree trunk).
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.
Grammatophyllum speciosum has many common names – Queen of Orchids, sugar cane orchid, tiger orchid, and perhaps unsurprisingly, giant orchid, as it’s reputed to be the largest orchid in the world! Read more about Grammatophyllum speciosum here: Queen Of Orchids, The Largest Orchid In The World In Flower Now At Kew!