Vanda nana is an epiphytic subshrub, a monopodial epiphyte that grows primarily in the wet tropical biome and can be found growing as a wild flower of Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.  This is a miniature orchid; my Vanda nana plant that you see pictured above measures around 10-12cm tall.  Plants are also known by the synonym, Ascocentrum pusillum.

This miniature epiphytic orchid species can be grown mounted or planted in a small pot, but I prefer to grow my Vanda nana on a mount. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Angel’ is a small-sized, hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces these totally gorgeous, creamy-buttermilk-coloured flowers that display this strikingly handsome, raspberry-coloured veining that radiates out across all the flower’s petals and sepals.  These raspberry-coloured markings perfectly compliment the flower’s rich cherry-coloured lip, which itself is beautifully highlighted by the thinest sliver of gold picotee edging.

When choosing where to position your Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Angel’ plant, look for a place where your plant will enjoy bright but soft light – choose a position away from harsh or intense light, which is likely to scorch your orchid’s leaves. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Monterry’ is a small-sized Phalaenopsis hybrid with attractive flowers that display dotted and spotted, deep-plum coloured markings that radiate out from each petal; the petals are all highlighted with a silvery coloured picotee edging which really enhances this Phalaenopsis’ blooms.  If you are drawn to Phalaenopsis ‘Monterry’, you might also want to look out for Phalaenopsis ‘Champion Swan’ and Phalaenopsis ‘Happy Hour’, as these orchids produce flowers with similarly intense colourings and markings.

Phalaenopsis ‘Happy Hour’ is a gorgeous crimson-flowered Phalaenopsis.  These orchids display utterly mesmerising flowers that radiate spotted and dotted markings with an attractive and rather painterly appearance.  ‘Happy Hour’ has richly coloured flowers that are gently highlighted by a light coloured picotee edging that surrounds the outer edge of each and every bloom.  My Phalaenopsis ‘Happy Hour’ plant currently has three flower spikes, which are around 35cm (14inches) tall. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Cosmea 20’ is a glamorous looking Phalaenopsis with richly coloured flowers in shades of wine and Burgundy.  The velvety blooms are nicely complimented by their patterned ivory lip which is decorated with claret coloured markings and touches of gold highlights; while the petals are enhanced by a light picotee edging.  My Phalaenopsis ‘Cosmea 20’ plant currently has two flower spikes, which are both up to around 30cm (12inches) tall. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Puebla’ produces purple-pink coloured flowers that are enhanced by attractive darker purple veining and complemented by a richly coloured, velvety reddish-purple coloured lip.  Each petal and sepal is outlined with a picotee edging in a suffused shade of ivory.  The overall appearance of Phalaenopsis ‘Puebla’ is very classical and is likely to appeal to a wide audience.

Position Phalaenopsis plants away from radiators, heaters, stoves, ovens, and open fires. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Santos’ features unusual coloured flowers, its flowers are a beguiling combination of sugary-pink petals and sepals, matched with a rose-copper coloured lip with gold at its heart.  It’s quite a combination, ideal if you’re looking for something different.  This Phalaenopsis orchid’s flower colours are full of both sugar and spice!

To provide the ideal conditions for your Phalaenopsis ‘Santos’ orchid, keep these plants away from radiators, heaters, stoves, ovens, and open fires. 

I adore white flowered orchids.  This is Phalaenopsis ‘Zurich’, it’s an orchid with a delicate and elegant style.  Phalaenopsis ‘Zurich’ flowers are snow-white in colour, their lateral sepals and the flower’s lip are decorated with freckles and enhanced with gold.  It’s a truly charming Phalaenopsis.

White flowered Phalaenopsis make lovely gifts.  The pure white flowers of Phalaenopsis ‘Zurich’ will look good against any colour or interior decor. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Machu Picchu’ is a striking Phalaenopsis, its ivory flowers feature vivid Fuchsia-pink coloured centres on each petal and sepal; this pink colouring suffuses with the white petals rather like a drop of brightly coloured paint moves into other colours, as an artist cleans their brushes or adds new colour to liquid paint.  The flower’s lips are coloured in a deep carmine and highlighted with a golden bow-tie at the centre and a white almost heart-shaped mark on the flower’s nose completes this orchid.

Phalaenopsis ‘La Paz’ is a stunning orchid with gorgeous, sunny yellow flowers!  These Phalaenopsis’ blooms are coloured with such an uplifting yellow, they have a real lightness, and the colour has a charming softness.  The two lateral sepals (the two lower petals) of every ‘La Paz’ flower are highlighted with the lightest of freckles, which are ever so pretty!  The centre of each bloom is white and the lip is golden; the colours tie together beautifully. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Linz’ flowers display the palest of pink petals and sepals; these contrast nicely against the flower’s deep purplish-pink coloured lip.  This orchid is a hybrid Phalaenopsis that makes a superb houseplant.  Phalaenopsis ‘Linz’ thrives in the intermediate temperatures found inside our homes and flowers for extended periods, given the appropriate care.

What do you need to do to care for Phalaenopsis ‘Linz’? 

Phalaenopsis ‘Honeybee’ is a hybrid Phalaenopsis with ivory flowers that are rather beautifully illuminated with orchid-pink veining.  The pink colouring suffuses with the ivory towards the outer regions of the petals and tepals; all are highlighted with an ivory picotee edging, which further enhances this flower’s beauty.  ‘Honeybee’ flowers’ lips are also ivory with the same orchid-pink veining, but they are also imbued in gold. 

Phalaenopsis ‘Amsterdam’ is a truly gorgeous hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces tall stems of exquisite ivory coloured flowers with attractive rose-pink freckling.  ‘Amsterdam’ freckles are very symmetrical and ordered, they radiate out from the centre of each flower; this freckle formation is rather like those of the stars when Han Solo activates the hyperdrive to take the Millennium Falcon to travel at lightspeed, in Star Wars.

Phalaenopsis ‘Dover’ is a hybrid Phalaenopsis with attractive large-sized, white flowers.  This is a naturally floriferous Phalaenopsis cultivar that produces tall flowering stems decorated with snow-white flowers; each flower’s lip is dipped in gold and this section of the flower features delicate maroon freckles and markings which help to emphasise the beauty of these stunning inflorescences.  Phalaenopsis ‘Dover’ was bred by Anthura, in the Netherlands.

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.

Lepanthes aculeata is a mini miniature orchid species that produces bright and cheerful, red, orange and yellow coloured blooms.  The flowers arise from the underside of a leaf; as the leaves are fairly upright they actually display Lepanthes aculeata’s flowers rather nicely.

I adore almost all Lepanthes species’ leaves, but I’m especially fond of Lepanthes aculeata’s foliage.  These tiny leathery leaves are two toned: the top side of Lepanthes aculeata’s leaf is a lovely leafy-green colour, while the underside of the leaves are coloured in a very handsome tone of mauve and this side has a rougher bristly-looking texture. 

Here’s another miniature orchid; this is Andinia schizopogon, an epiphytic orchid species that thrives in cool temperatures and humid growing conditions.  In this orchid species’ natural environment, these plants can be found growing in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru.

Andinia schizopogon produces rather curious looking mauve-maroon, finely striped flowers that look rather whiskery!  Plants can bloom at any time of year, given optimum growing conditions.

Lepanthes matamorosii is a mini miniature orchid species from Costa Rica.  This incredible little plant produces brick-red-orange coloured flowers which are astonishingly large in comparison to the size of the plant; they’re very cute!

In the wild, Lepanthes matamorosii can be found growing in regions at around 2750m, in The Cordillera de Talamanca mountain ranges of south-eastern Costa Rica.  This is a wonderfully diverse habitat that’s home to a range of plants and wildlife, including oak (Quercus costaricensis and Quercus copeyensis) trees that are endemic to this part of the world.

As the saying goes, ‘good things come in small packages’.  To prove this adage, here’s a teeny tiny orchid: Trisetella hoeijeri is an absolute darling of a plant.  An impossibly cute, exquisite beauty; I promise that this magnificent orchid will touch your heart, lift your spirits, and make you smile!

Trisetella hoeijeri is a mini miniature, epiphytic orchid species from Ecuador. 

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.