Holcoglossum weixiense is a species of epiphytic, miniature orchid, that originates from the Weixi area of the Yunnan Province, in the South West of China. Here Holcoglossum weixiense can be found upon trees growing near rivers, in areas of evergreen, mountainous forest. This miniature, epiphytic orchid species can be found growing in mountain areas that range from 2300 to 2900m above sea level.
Ceratostylis pristina, is a newly described species of miniature, epiphytic orchid that originates from the Kalatungan mountain range, in the Philippines. Ceratostylis pristina, produces beautiful, pure white, crystalline flowers, which at about 1-2cm (0.5″) are very large in comparison to the size of the plant. This orchid looks really rather beautiful, it can appear almost magical as the sunlight sparkles over its flowers in the morning.
Constantia cipoensis is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which is endemic to the Serra do Cipó National Park, a mountain range in Brazil, where Constantia cipoensis grows upon Vellozia, a genus of flowering plant that’s found in this area.
Constantia cipoensis produces beautiful, very large, white flowers.
Constantia cipoensis grows best when mounted on cork bark, without any moss, in bright, filtered, diffused light, in temperatures which range from 16C to 20C.
Hymenorchis javanica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Java.
Hymenorchis javanica produces white, crystalline flowers, which feature a very attractive green central marking. The flower’s petals display a fringed, serrated edge. This miniature orchid species blooms for about six months of the year, the plants are usually in flower from spring to summertime.
Hymenorchids javanica is happy growing in intermediate conditions, with bright, filtered, indirect light.
Phalaenopsis thailandica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Thailand. This miniature orchid’s common name is the Thailand Phalaenopsis.
I find that Phalaenopsis thailandica plants enjoy growing in warm, humid conditions, where they can bask in soft, indirect, filtered light. Phalaenopsis thailandica likes to be watered and misted regularly and thrives in high humidity.
Phalaenopsis thailandica produces very small, slightly fragrant flowers.
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.
Humata repens is a rather lovely species of fern, which originates from Indochina, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Humata repens is a dear little fern which grows to just 8cm (3 inches) tall. This fern can be grown terrestrially – when it is grown planted in the soil or peat-free compost, or as an epiphyte, when this same fern is grown upon another plant, or grown mounted onto a piece of cork bark (or mounted onto a branch, or grown on a tree trunk).
Masdevallia tovarensis is miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid that is endemic to Venezuela where it grows in cloud forests.
Masdevallia tovarensis produces flower stems each of which can produce a number of beautiful, large, pure white flowers. The flower stems can bloom again and again over extended periods and consequently should only be cut back when they have faded and turned brown.
Holcoglossum flavescens is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species that is endemic to China. Plants grow upon the branches of trees, in forested areas that enjoy a humid atmosphere.
Holcoglossum flavescens produces beautiful flowers, which have quite a charm and character to them, however the colours of this orchids’ flowers can be a little variable, leading the plant to be misidentified, on occasion.
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.
Neofinetia falcata is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from China, Japan, and Korea. During the springtime, Neofinetia falcata produces beautiful, white flowers, which release their delicious fragrance during the evening. This is a very attractive orchid species, the plants look absolutely magnificent, even when they’re not in bloom, Neofinetia falcata plants have a wonderful form and grace, this orchid will enhance any planting scheme.
Amesiella monticola is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines. Amesiella monticola tolerates a range of temperature conditions, from cool to warm. Whatever temperatures these plants experience, this miniature orchid species always favours very humid growing conditions.
Amesiella monticola produces beautiful white flowers, which are very large in size in comparison to the small size of this miniature orchid.
Brachypeza semiteretifolia is an epiphytic, miniature orchid species that originates from Vietnam, where this plant can be found growing on the branches of evergreen trees, in lowland forests.
Brachypeza semiteretifolia doesn’t have a set flowering time, this miniature orchid can flower at any time of year. Brachypeza semiteretifolia produces attractive white, crystalline flowers, which produce a delightfully powerful, sweet and heady fragrance.
Ceratochilus biglandulosus is a species of miniature orchid that’s endemic to Java in Indonesia, where this plant grows as an epiphytic plant, growing over moss and lichen covered trees, in mountainous areas.
Ceratochilus biglandulosus produces crystalline, white flowers, which are very large in size, especially when viewed in comparison to the diminutive size of this miniature orchid species.
Ceratochilus biglandulosus appreciates cool to intermediate growing conditions, accompanied by bright, but diffused light, and high humidity levels.
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.
Amesiella minor is miniature, epiphytic orchid species. Amesiella minor can be found growing in forests, in the mountain regions of the Philippines. This is a slow growing orchid species, which favours a humid environment.
Amesiella minor is a relatively recently discovered miniature orchid, consequently this species is new in cultivation.
I trialled one Amesiella minor specimen growing inside my White Orchid Trial Terrarium.
Phalaenopsis gibbosa is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from China, Vietnam, and Laos. In the wild, this orchid species inhabits areas that stretch from sea level up to 1000m. Phalaenopsis gibbosa uses trees as its host plant and can be found in both evergreen and broad-leaved forests.
I find that Phalaenopsis gibbosa is a tricky Phalaenopsis species to grow.
Phalaenopsis micholitzii is a miniature to small sized orchid species, which is endemic to the Philippines. This orchid species grows as an epiphyte; in its natural habitat, Phalaenopsis micholitzii grows upon trees along by the riverside. In the plant’s natural environment, Phalaenopsis micholitzii enjoys warm to hot conditions and high humidity.
This lovely and very special orchid species has been over collected in the wild and plants have been sold to supply the world wide orchid trade.
Podangis dactyloceras is a miniature orchid species, which originates from Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zaire, where this orchid grows as an epiphyte, growing upon trees, near waterfalls and rivers, in evergreen rainforests.
Podangis dactyloceras is a miniature orchid species that grows best in warm to hot temperatures. These plants require a humid environment and filtered light; allow your plant’s roots to dry out between waterings.
Amesiella philippinensis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which produces between one and five, very large, magnificent snow-white flowers at each flowering. Amesiella philippinensis’s blooms are borne on racemes from late autumn until early spring each year.
Amesiella philippinensis is endemic to the Philippines, where this miniature orchid species can be found growing on trees in moist mountain forests. This miniature orchid has long, thick, fleshy roots, and thick, fleshy, somewhat leathery leaves.