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 . 

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. 

Mystacidium gracile is an almost leafless miniature orchid, that grows as an epiphyte.  This is not a parasitic plant.  Mystacidium gracile grows upon another plant, but this orchid does not take any sustenance from its host plant, it just uses its host to raise itself up to achieve a more prosperous position.  The host plant allows this miniature orchid to benefit from experiencing more favourable growing conditions.

Oeonia volucris is a small sized orchid species that originates from the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar, and Mauritius, where this orchid grows in coastal areas.  This is an epiphytic orchid – plants can be found growing upon the twiggy branches of trees, in areas of humid evergreen forest.

In the wild, this orchid species blooms from March to July.  Oeonia volucris plants produce exquisite white, three lobed blooms, which are held on long, slender stems.

Macroclinium chasei is a mini-miniature sized orchid species from Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia.  Another epiphyte – a plant that grows upon another plant, Macroclinium chasei plants produce small, fan shaped leaves and tiny white flowers.  Macroclinium chasei originates from a wet and very humid environment.  This diminutive Macroclinium species grows upon the twiggy branches and trunks of trees, growing in hot, evergreen, tropical forests.

I was given this Phalaenopsis by two of my best friends, it’s a great little plant!  Phalaenopsis ‘Purple Princess’ is a miniature to small sized Phalaenopsis hybrid; plants grow to around 10-15cm (4-6 inches) tall.  ‘Purple Princess’ plants produce rather striking, cerise to Fuchsia pink coloured flowers.  Each ‘Purple Princess’ bloom features attractive, speckled markings at its centre, while the flower’s petals and sepals are highlighted with a very fine, white picotee edging.

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.

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. 

Ornithocephalus manabina is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Ecuador.  This is such an attractive orchid species; plants produce delicate sprays of elegant, white flowers.

I love Ornithocephalus manabina’s fan shaped leaves, they are very useful and add architectural, year round interest to the terrarium.  This orchid species will add enhance your enclosure, even when your plant is not in flower.

Lepanthes telipogoniflora is such a tiny little mini miniature, epiphytic orchid species.  This orchid is small enough for any size of terrarium!  Lepanthes telipogoniflora is endemic to Colombia, where the plant grows as an epiphyte on trees growing in cloud forests.  This orchid species is usually found low within the forest canopy, in very humid, wet, and shaded conditions.

Lepanthes telipogoniflora produces leaves that grow to a maximum of about 1cm (0.3″) in size. 

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. 

Masdevallia tentaculata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Ecuador.  Plants of this particular orchid species are really quite striking when they are in bloom, as this plant develops very tall flowering stems, the size of these flowering stems is especially impressive when you consider the small size of the plant that produces these soft yellow coloured blooms. 

Restrepia cloesii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Peru, where this orchid grows in the rainforest, within a restricted range of the country.

Restrepia cloesii is a rare orchid, this is a newly discovered orchid species, found within a limited area of rainforest in Peru.  It’s important to maintain and protect the wild growing plants of this Restrepia, and many other orchid species, to allow these orchids to safeguard their wild growing plant colonies.  

Masdevallia ‘Snowbird’ is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid.  This particular Masdevallia is a primary hybrid, the orchid parent plants that created this hybrid are Masdevallia tovarensis and Masdevallia mejiana.  Masdevallia ‘Snowbird’ produces single, white coloured, large sized, rather elegant flowers, which are long lasting and have a light, slightly spicy, floral scent.

Masdevallia ‘Snowbird’ grows well potted, or mounted on cork bark, do note that mounted plants will most likely need more regular watering. 

Dryadella edwalii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the cloud forests of Brazil, where this orchid grows upon trees and other plants growing in these very humid areas of forest.  Although this is a mini orchid with compact blooms that can sometimes go unnoticed; Dryadella edwaliiis a floriferous orchid species, which produces orangey-brown speckled flowers.

Dryadella edwalii favours growing in a shaded position, this orchid enjoys growing under a low level, filtered and diffused, indirect light, within in a very humid environment. 

Stelis viridula is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Ecuador.  In its natural environment, this diminutive little plant grows upon trees and other plants, in areas of mountainous forest.  Truly a miniature orchid, you’ll need a tripod and a macro setting on your camera to take a photograph of this tiny orchid’s flowers!

Stelis viridula is a cool growing orchid species. 

Masdevallia amabilis is a miniature lithophytic or terrestrial orchid species, which originates from Peru.  There are a variety of different coloured flower forms of this orchid species available: pink, red, orange, and purple flowered forms can be found.

Masdevallia amabilis tends to grow in a brighter environment than many other Masdevallia species.  Much like other Masdevallias, this orchid species requires a very humid environment with cool to intermediate temperatures to succeed and grow successfully. 

Masdevallia nidifica is a miniature epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which is widespread: this species originates from Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, where this plant can be found growing in areas of mountainous forest and cloud forests.

Given cool to intermediate temperatures, a shaded environment and a moist environment Masdevallia nidifica is a reliable and floriferous orchid species.  This plant requires very high humidity and constant growing conditions all through the year to succeed, when it will grow into a rewarding plant that can flower at any time of year.

Masdevallia corazonica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to the cloud forests of Ecuador.  This miniature orchid species grows in higher altitudes, in moist, shady areas of forest.  This is one of the smallest sized Masdevallia species you’ll find.

Masdevallia corazonica is a cool growing orchid species, this plant favours growing in a constantly humid environment, in a soft, filtered, diffused, indirect light.