Mediocalcar decoratum

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Papua New Guinea

A native plant of New Guinea, Mediocalcar decoratum is a low growing, miniature, epiphytic orchid species, it forms a creeping, spreading mat as the plant grows.  Mediocalcar decoratum favours growing in humid, damp conditions in dappled shade.  Mediocalcar decoratum thrives in moist conditions, this plant would enjoy being misted heavily every morning.

Flowering from autumn until spring, Mediocalcar decoratum produces attractive, brightly coloured, bulbous, bell-shaped, yellow and orange flowers which are long lasting.

This Mediocalcar decoratum specimen is growing inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, you can see how well this miniature orchid is growing in my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir (part four).  This link will take you straight to the trial update which was written at the time when I first planted this Mediocalcar decoratum specimen inside this terrarium.  By following this and the continuing trial updates, you can see how well this Mediocalcar decoratum specimen grows and develops inside this terrarium.

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