An Update on the Orchids growing inside my Orchidarium (part four)

In February 2017, which (as I write to you in September 2019) was over two and a half years ago, I decided to create an Orchidarium with an automated misting unit, LED lights, and fans, to house some of my miniature orchids and provide them with automatic care.  This wasn’t about creating a beautiful enclosure; I built this Orchidarium to house as many orchids from my collection as possible inside this enclosure and to provide these plants with automated care. 

Miniature Orchids in Flower today!

It’s so wonderful to be able to share these photographs that I have taken of my orchids’ latest flowers with you – these photographs are of the very same inflorescences that are open now – these are the orchid blooms that I am enjoying today – I hope that you’ll enjoy these miniature orchid flowers with me. 

In the early part of 2017, (which as I am writing to you, was over eighteen months ago now) I decided to create an Orchidarium: an enclosure complete with an automated misting unit, LED lights, and fans, to house some of my miniature and small sized orchids and provide them with automatic care.  I chose to create this orchidarium as a functional terrarium, the planting and style of this Orchidarium is not designed, or intended, to be naturalistic or beautiful, instead this Orchidarium allows me the opportunity of growing a greater number of plants, all mounted individually, so the plants can easily be removed or rearranged as I wish. 

During periods when I find myself at home, working longer hours than I would like, I am ever more grateful for my plants, especially my houseplants, terrarium plants, and orchids.  At these times, when I am unable to escape to a meadow or a forest, my orchid flowers remind me of the beauty of our natural world, providing me with a cheerful pick me up, just when I need it most!

In March 2017, I created an Orchidarium, complete with an automated misting unit, LED lights, and fans, to house some of my miniature orchids and provide them with automatic care.  In this update you can see how these automated features have performed over the past year, and you can also discover how the plants inside this Orchidarium have grown and developed. 

Earlier this year, I decided to create an Orchidarium with an automated misting unit, LED lights, and fans, to house some of my miniature orchids and provide them with automatic care.  Here is an update as to how the automated features that I installed have performed and how the plants have grown and developed.  If you’re interested, you can read my step by step guide as to how my Orchidarium was created here.

I love growing Restrepias!  Restrepias are elegant and strikingly beautiful orchids, which despite their exotic appearance are easy to grow.  For me Restrepias bring a sense of wonderment and awe as each of their exquisite blooms open.

I have grown a variety of different Restrepia species inside my BiOrbAir terrariums, these miniature epiphytic orchids have flourished inside the humid environment that this specialised terrarium provides.  

How to Build an Orchidarium

I love indoor creating bottle gardens, terrariums, vivariums, orchidariums, and other indoor gardens.  In this article I’ll show you how one of my orchidariums was created.  I hope this feature will help you, if you’re considering creating an orchidarium, vivarium, terrarium, or another lovely indoor garden of your own.

Welcome to the twelfth instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  I planted up my BiOrbAir, a specialised, automated terrarium, designed by Barry Reynolds, on 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different terrarium plants and ferns to trial, so that I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.

Welcome to the eleventh instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  I planted up my BiOrbAir, a specialised, automated terrarium, designed by Barry Reynolds, on 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different terrarium plants and ferns to trial, so that I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.

Welcome to the tenth instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  I planted up my BiOrbAir, a specialised, automated terrarium, designed by Barry Reynolds, on 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different terrarium plants and ferns to trial, so that I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.

Welcome to the ninth instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  I planted up my BiOrbAir, a specialised, automated terrarium, designed by Barry Reynolds, on 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to trial, so I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.  

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part eight)

Welcome to the eighth instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  I planted up my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 25th September 2014.  The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to trial, so I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.

Welcome to the seventh instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  On the 25th September 2014, I planted up my BiOrbAir.  The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to trial, so I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.  

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part six)

Welcome to the sixth instalment of my long-term review of the BiOrbAir.  The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds.  I planted up my BiOrbAir terrarium on 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to trial, looking at how they would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium, and the constant conditions the BiOrbAir provides.  

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part five)

Welcome to the fifth instalment of my long-term review of the BiOrbAir.  The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds.  I planted up my BiOrbAir terrarium on 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to trial, and see how they would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium, and the constant conditions the BiOrbAir terrarium provides.  

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part three)

The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds.  I planted up my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium; I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to trial and see how they each would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium, with the constant conditions the BiOrbAir provides.

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 terrariums, including my Miniature Orchid Trial Terrarium, my White Orchid Trial Terrarium, my Madagascar Terrarium, my Orchidarium, my Rainforest Terrarium, my Tall Orchidarium, and my other terrariums and vivariums.