Aerangis hariotiana is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the Comoros Islands, where this orchid can be found growing on trees, in areas of humid forest.

Aerangis hariotiana originates from a group of islands which offer warm to hot growing conditions.  This charming orchid favours growing under indirect, diffused light, in a very humid environment, where the moist air is constantly circulating around the plant. 

Aerangis somalensis is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in various locations.  Plants grow in both dry areas of woodland, as well as near streams and rivers, in Africa.  The second part of this orchid species’ name – the specific epithet – derives from Somalia where this orchid is from, but this is not the only location where this orchid is found. 

Angraecum aloifolium is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.  This is a small sized orchid species, which produces the most beautiful leaves – they are thick and pitted, and coloured with a jewel like, intense green.  Angraecum aloifolium can be found growing on trees, in areas of dry, deciduous forest in the Mahajanga Province, which can be found in the Northwestern region of Madagascar. 

Angraecum bancoense is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing on trees, in very humid areas, in various parts of Africa.  This pretty miniature orchid species is often found growing upon deciduous trees, near ponds or waterfalls, or in rainforest areas, but this orchid can also be found growing in reserves and mountainous forests.

At first glance, Angraecum bancoense looks very similar to Angraecum distichum; these orchid species are often confused. 

Angraecum rutenbergianum is a miniature orchid species that grows both upon trees and rocks, in humid and densely populated forests.  This orchid species is most notably found growing upon Agauria salicifolia, but Angraecum rutenbergianum can also be found growing in a quite different environment – on wet rocks and stones, in areas which receive a far greater degree of sunlight, in central Madagascar.

Angraecum pyriforme is an epiphytic miniature orchid species that originates from mainland Africa, where this miniature orchid can be found growing upon trees in areas of moist, humid forest.  The number of locations where plants of Angraecum pyriforme can be found growing includes the Ivory Coast and Nigeria, although this orchid’s range is decreasing year on year, as areas of forest are cleared to create space for farming, agriculture, and to create small holdings. 

Aerangis spiculata is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands, where this plant can be found growing upon trees, in areas of humid forest.

Aerangis spiculata produces large, white, pendant flowers, in racemes that feature up to 20 inflorescences, which hang 30 -75cm (12 – 30 inches) below the plant, creating a very floriferous display.

Angraecum dollii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.

It’s wise to be mindful of the plant’s natural growing conditions and to include a drier period in your plant’s growing regime, in order to grow this miniature orchid successfully.  Angraecum dollii enjoys a dry season in its native environment.  I find that Angraecum dollii plants grow well in bright, but indirect light and high humidity.

Aerangis verdickii is a miniature epiphytic or lithophytic orchid species, which grows both low down on rocks and high up in the branches of woodland trees, in dry forests and mountainous areas.  In its native environment, this orchid species can be found growing near the tops of trees in open woodland; here Aerangis verdickii enjoys bright sunlight.

In the wild, Aerangis verdickii experiences prolonged periods of drought during autumn and winter.  

Angraecum ochraceum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.  I’m told that Angraecum ochraceum enjoys a widespread occupation in the mountainous forests and highlands of Eastern Madagascar.  This miniature orchid is often sighted growing on trees in the Antananarivo, Antsiranana Fianarantsoa, Toamasina, and Toliara provinces.

Angraecum ochraceum is a slow growing miniature orchid species, which favours growing in a location where the plant will receive bright, but diffused, indirect light and high humidity. 

Aerangis mystacidii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Africa, Malawi, and Zambia, where this particular orchid species is found growing upon trees, in forests, close to streams, pools, and springs.

Aerangis mystacidii produces pendent flower spikes, which bear up to twenty, beautiful white, fragrant flowers.  Accordingly, although this is most definitely a miniature orchid while the plants are not in bloom, additional space is required to accommodate this orchid’s flowers, whilst Aerangis mystacidii is flowering. 

Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that originates from Kenya and Africa.  This beautiful and very distinctive miniature orchid produces attractive white, crystalline flowers, which have a bright orange-red column, or centre.

Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta plants enjoy growing in warm, humid conditions, where they can enjoy bright, filtered, indirect light.

For more detailed information about the care and preferred growing conditions of Aerangis luteo-alba var.

Aerangis biloba is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Africa, where this plant grows on the branches of trees that grow in humid forests and woodlands.

Before I grew Aerangis biloba myself, I was previously under the impression that Aerangis biloba would only grow in very low light levels, in very shaded conditions, however, I have found that Aerangis biloba will happily grow under bright light as well as in partial shade. 

Angraecum didieri is endemic to Madagascar, where this miniature orchid species can be found growing upon trees in humid, evergreen forests.  This epiphytic miniature orchid species grows well when mounted on either cork or cedar bark.  You could also grow Angraecum didieri in a small pot, using a coarse grade potting mix, which contains pieces of cork bark and charcoal, if you prefer.

Aerangis modesta is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid can be found growing upon trees, in forested areas.  You might not look twice at this plant when it’s not in bloom, but Aerangis modesta is so very beautiful whilst it’s in flower, this orchid produces white, pendent blooms, which trail below the plant.

Angraecum distichum is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing upon trees and plants in a shaded locations in areas of rainforest.  This orchid species can be discovered growing upon trees, which are found growing over a wide range of tropical locations, from the Congo to Angola, Rwanda, and across Africa.

Angraecum distichum favours very humid growing conditions. 

Aerangis citrata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where plants can be found growing upon the branches and trunks of trees, in areas of evergreen forest.

This miniature orchid species produces long, pendant, flowering stems, which feature up to thirty, small, white flowers.  Aerangis citrata flowers are not long lasting, although plants’ flowering times vary.  Some Aerangis citrata flowers delight us for just a few days before they fade, while other blooms can last for up to three weeks. 

Angraecum elephantinum is a small to miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Eastern Madagascar.

This is a very handsome orchid species.  Angraecum elephantinum produces very large, white, star-shaped flowers.  The flowers that Angraecum elephantinum orchids produce are so large, that they are often nearly as big as the plant that produced them!  Angraecum elephantinum flowers release their fragrance during the evenings, when they attract the moths that pollinate their blooms.

Angraecum equitans can be found growing in Madagascar, in humid, highland forests.  This epiphytic orchid species grows in full sun, on the outer branches of trees.

Angraecum equitans flowers in spring and summer, its flowers are large, white, and fragrant in the evening.

This Angraecum equitans specimen is growing inside my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir terrarium, you can see how well this miniature orchid is growing in my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir.  

Aerangis punctata is an epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in central highland Madagascar, and also on the island nation of Reunion, at elevations between 900m and 1500m.

Aerangis punctata grows in humid, evergreen forests, and in highland forests and scrubland, where this plant can be found growing upon both shrubs and trees.  In its native environment, Aerangis punctata flowers from December through until March.