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.
Aerangis arachnopus is an orchid species from tropical Africa. In the wild, Aerangis arachnopus orchids grow as part of the ecosystem in evergreen forests in the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Zaire. Aerangis arachnopus plants are usually found in a range from 400m to 1000m above sea level.
Like many orchids, Aerangis arachnopus plants grow as epiphytes. Aerangis arachnopus orchids don’t grow in the soil, as terrestrial plants do; instead, epiphytic plants use their roots to attach themselves to the branches and trunks of trees.
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 articulata is a miniature orchid species from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. These handsome orchids produce very decorative, pendent snow-white flowers.
This orchid species grows as an epiphyte. Epiphytic plants grow upon another plant; these orchids are not parasitic – they don’t take any nutrients or sustenance from the host plant they grow upon. Growing as an epiphyte is a useful strategy for this orchid species; Aerangis articulata plants benefit from the improved growing conditions and better air circulation that their host plants provide them with.
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.
Aerangis seegeri is a miniature orchid species from Eastern Madagascar and Nosy Boraha, a small island located near the East Coast of Madagascar (Nosy Boraha used to be known as île Sainte-Marie). These orchids grow in the coastal forests of these plant rich areas, at a range of altitudes from as low as sea level, to as high as 1500m above sea level.
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.
Angraecum peyrotii is a critically endangered orchid species that’s endemic to the Antananarivo Province, in central Madagascar. Plants grow in a restricted area, in forests, from 1000m to 1500m above sea level. This orchid species needs our help and protection to survive. The plant’s habitat is threatened by logging; Angraecum peyrotii is at risk from people who are clearing forests in this area of Madagascar.
Angraecum sacciferum is a miniature sized orchid species that can be found growing in the wild, over a widespread area. This orchid species is a wild plant from many locations, including: Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sao Tome, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Angraecum sacciferum grows as an epiphyte – when it’s found growing upon trees, and as an lithophyte – when plants are seen growing on or over rocky or stony surfaces, in wet areas, near rivers or streams.
Angraecum breve is a mini miniature Angraecum species that is endemic to Madagascar. This tiny, epiphytic orchid hails from the Tsaratanana massif – a mountainous region, in Northern Madagascar. Angraecum breve is a wild plant, from a wonderful area of the planet, which has been under threat from orchid collectors. Sadly, the plants in this area have suffered due to human activities, destruction, and climate change.
Aerangis x primulina is a natural hybrid between Aerangis citrata and Aerangis hyaloides. This is a very handsome miniature orchid. Plants produce beautiful, arching flowering stems, which I estimate, hold opposite rows of anywhere between five and thirty, (possibly more) stunning, small, snowy white coloured flowers. Older specimens produce a greater number of flowers. Aerangis x primulina plants’ flowers are smaller than Aerangis citrata blooms, yet a little larger than Aerangis hyaloides flowers.
Aerangis mooreana is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. This orchid can be found growing on the branches of trees, growing on fairly low-lying ground, in humid forests. Aerangis mooreana produces pendent flowering stems holding a number of attractive white flowers, which hang below the plant.
This miniature orchid is an epiphyte – a plant that grows upon another plant.
Aerangis kirkii is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species, that originates from South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mozambique. Plants can be found growing upon both trees and shrubs in forested areas, close to rivers or near the coast line; this orchid species can be found inhabiting trees growing anywhere from sea level up to 200m above.
A warm growing orchid species, Aerangis kirkii requires filtered, diffused low light, or intermediate filtered, diffused light, combined with warm temperatures and a very humid environment to flourish.
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.