I really enjoy designing and planting terrariums and bottle gardens. Usually, I look for pre-made glass bottles, vases, vivariums, old aquariums, or fish tanks, to use to create and design my indoor gardens. However, earlier this year I decided to commission a custom made terrarium, which was designed to fit neatly on top of my sideboard, where it now provides a home, complete with automated care, for some of my orchids.
In April 2018, I set up my Rainforest Terrarium. I’ve created this planting list, so you can easily find and learn more about each of the plants that are currently growing inside this terrarium, if I add any new plants in future, I will also add them to this list. I’ve listed the all of the nurseries and suppliers where I purchased my plants, cork, and mosses, for this terrarium at the bottom of this list.
In November 2017, I conducted a large scale reorganisation of my orchids, moving plants from one terrarium into another. My intention, and the end result of all of this disruption, was to group my orchid plants more interestingly: placing plants from different orchid species that originate from the same genus together wherever possible.
It may surprise you to know that in the garden, as well as on the catwalk, fashions change and evolve, often quicker than we expect. A plant that’s regarded as a ‘must have’ plant one minute, can soon be taken for granted and neglected, before being cast aside and forgotten the next. Our fast evolving and progressive plant trends could result in the extinction of some of the plants that we once held dear.
I am so very lucky to have a beautiful, new BiOrbAir terrarium!
I decided to plant up this very special terrarium with orchids that are endemic to Madagascar, to highlight and raise awareness of the fragility of this very special place on Earth, and showcase the beauty of Madagascar’s plants. Many of the orchids that are found growing in Madagascar are not found anywhere else on Earth.
Madagascar is an amazing island that’s situated off the South East coast of Africa. Madagascar is a special place, it’s is home to a large number of interesting and amazing orchids, many of which are only found in this one special area of our planet.
In order to highlight the beauty of Madagascan orchids – and to raise awareness of the fragility of their home environment – I have planted a specialised, automated BiOrbAir terrarium from BiOrb with orchids that are endemic to Madagascar.
The simplicity and beauty of white flowers are enjoyed and appreciated by many of us. I have received many requests to plant up a terrarium with white flowered, miniature, epiphytic orchids, so I have now emptied and re-planted my specialised, automated, BiOrbAir terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds and is available from BiOrb, with a variety of white-flowering orchids, to showcase how beautiful a single colour planting scheme for terrariums, vivariums, orchidariums, or bottle gardens can be.
The simplicity and beauty of white flowers are enjoyed and appreciated by many of us. I received a great many requests from my readers to plant up a white flowered orchid terrarium, so in April 2017, I emptied and re-planted my specialised, automated, BiOrbAir terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds and is available from BiOrb, with a variety of white-flowering orchids, to showcase how beautiful a single colour planting scheme for terrariums, vivariums, orchidariums, or bottle gardens can be.
Welcome to the tenth part of my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir. The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, designed by Barry Reynolds from Reef One. I first planted this Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium in August 2015, so at the time of writing – in February 2017, this BiOrbAir terrarium is 18 months old. Some, though not all, of the miniature orchids that are currently growing inside this terrarium were featured in the original planting of this terrarium in August 2015.
If you’re looking for beautiful miniature orchids to grow in a terrarium, I hope this planting list will help you.
If you’re looking for beautiful miniature orchids to grow in a terrarium, I hope this planting list will help you. I have planted many of the miniature orchids that feature on this list inside my specialised, automated BiOrbAir terrariums, my Orchidarium, and my other terrariums and vivariums. If you’re interested in a particular plant, click on the plant page for more information, where you’ll find links to every article that mentions that particular plant.
A year has passed since I set up my first BiOrbAir, an automated, specialised terrarium, designed by Barry Reynolds from Reef One. I have loved and appreciated this special terrarium every day, and I will continue to do so.
Now, thanks to a wonderful and very generous, special gift, from my family and friends, who all enjoy seeing my first BiOrbAir terrarium, and have appreciated watching the plants inside develop and grow.
I love creating terrariums and bottle gardens! Here’s a list of plants that are suitable for terrarium growing, I hope this will help you if you decide to set up your own terrarium or bottle garden, vivarium, or orchidarium!