Pilea microphylla is a low-growing tender perennial; it’s a native plant of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and nearby countries. This is a very small-leaved plant with teeny, tiny leaves that measure just 1-2mm (0.04-0.08″) in size. At first glance, Pilea microphylla looks rather similar to mosses or ferns. I am afraid that I am hopelessly in love with Pilea microphylla. This diminutive plant would be an ideal choice for an indoor fairy garden!
Barbosella dusenii is a super cute, mini miniature orchid species. These plants really are tiny. Barbosella dusenii plants have a naturally low growing, creeping stature. If you gave this plant just a cursory glance, you might think that this orchid has something of a resemblance to moss, as the two have a similarly prostrate nature in their growth and form .
Leptotes unicolor is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that originates from Brazil and Argentina. This is an easy going little orchid, that is happiest growing mounted on a branch, a stick, or a piece of cork bark; this miniature orchid favours growing in a location where the plant can bask in bright, but indirect light. Leptotes unicolor flourishes in a range of temperatures, from cool to warm.
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.
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.
Pinguicula are a very interesting genus of carnivorous plants, they are often known by their common name – Butterworts. There are a great many species of Pinguicula; wild plants can be found growing a wide range of locations including across America, Europe, and Asia.
Inside my Orchidarium, I have planted two specimens of the Pinguicula hybrid that you see pictured above.
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.
Deinostigma tamiana originates from Vietnam, where this small plant species can be found growing in damp soils. This plant’s form is most pronounced in younger plants; Deinostigma tamiana plants form attractive rosettes. These plants have a similar growth habit to that seen in their relations – Saintpaulia (African Violets) – their soft, mid green leaves radiate out in pretty circles.
Deinostigma tamiana plants are very floriferous, they can be almost always in bloom, producing pretty, white, trumpet shaped flowers, which are fairly large in comparison to the size of the plant, and similar in appearance to those of another close relation – Streptocarpus.
Schoenorchis seidenfadenii is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from Thailand and Vietnam.
Schoenorchis seidenfadenii produces thick, leathery, textured leaves and pretty pink flowers. This mini-miniature orchid has an attractive, creeping, spreading growth habit, like other Schoenorchis species, the plants almost twirl around the branches of the trees they grow upon.
I grow my Schoenorchis seidenfadenii plants in temperatures from 16C to 22C, inside one of my terrariums, where the humidity ranges from 60-80% RH and the plant receives bright, indirect, filtered light.
Schoenorchis tixieri is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Vietnam and China, where it grows on trees growing in the outskirts of forests.
Schoenorchis tixieri has thick, leathery, textured leaves, which are very attractive, the growth habit and appearance of every Schoenorchis species is certainly very endearing.
Schoenorchis tixieri is very similar to Schoenorchis fragrans, so much so that the naming of Schoenorchis tixieri is currently under review.
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.
Schoenorchis scolopendria is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species with a creeping habit. In the wild, these orchids can be found growing on the twigs and branches of trees, in the forests of Vietnam.
Schoenorchis scolopendria is best grown mounted onto cork or branches, which have sufficient room to allow the plant to grow and spread. Schoenorchis scolopendria prefers to dry out between waterings.
Phalaenopsis celebensis is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species. This orchid species is endemic to the Sulawesi Island, in Indonesia. The Sulawesi Island was formerly known as Celebes, which is where the specific epithet of this orchid’s name – ‘celebensis’ comes from. Plants produce attractive leaves with silver, grey-green, and dark green colourings, mottled with dark purple-blue-black variegation. This orchid species produces long flowering stems, which are adorned with a great many white flowers that resemble moths or butterflies in flight.
Phalaenopsis honghenensis is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from China and Thailand, where this orchid species can be found growing on the trunks of mossy, lichen covered trees.
The flowers of Phalaenopsis honghenensis can be variable in colour. The flowers are fragrant, producing a sweet fragrance, which has quite different, pleasing, yet surprising characteristics and scent notes.
Phalaenopsis honghenensis grows well in intermediate, humid conditions, in indirect, filtered light.
Oncidium hians is a small sized epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Brazil. This orchid produces white and reddish brown coloured flowers, which are very pretty, both when viewed as a whole, with the plant, or when examined closely. On a close examination, it’s wonderful to see the detail of Oncidium hian‘s blooms.
Plants produce flowering stems that are about twice as tall as the plant itself for the Oncidium hians plant’s first flowering.
Dinema polybulbon is a miniature, epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which originates from Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua, where this orchid can be found growing on trees and rocks, in areas of humid forest.
Dinema polybulbon produces large, caramel and ivory coloured, fragrant flowers, which have a striking appearance and a rather elegant beauty.
I find that Dinema polybulbon is far easier to grow as a mounted specimen than as a pot grown plant.
Phalaenopsis parishii alba is the white form of Phalaenopsis parishii.
I have one Phalaenopsis parishii alba specimen growing inside my Orchidarium. I purchased this miniature orchid in early spring 2017. Unfortunately, after I made this purchase, the parcel my Phalaenopsis parishii alba specimen was sent in, was delayed in the post, adding an additional couple of weeks to the already lengthy journey my poor plant had travelled.