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Old 11-04-2019, 06:25 PM
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I am currently trying to compile an orchid wish list and was wanting input from others. I am interested in miniatures as you could tell from the title of this post. I keep my orchids in an enclosure which gets good airflow, remains mostly room temp (68-72F or so) maintains a humidity of at least 65%, and is on an automated misting schedule. With this information, what are some interesting miniature orchids that you would recommend? I'm open to all suggestions.

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Haraella retrocalla for sure - very hardy, and also fragrant, blooms several times a year, each time several flowers successively.

Ada (Brassia) brachypus - lots of charming flowers, about 1 inch (2 cm) on a plant that is about 3 inches (7-8 cm)

Masdevallia floribunda . Probably the least-picky Masdevallia, tolerates both warmth and cold.

Ceratochilus biglandulosus - long-lasting flowers bigger than the plant, name bigger than both.
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Dendrobium (Dockrilla) lichenastrum is one of my favorite minis that I grow, it does quite well in dry conditions. I have REALLY low humidity and water once or twice a week on a cork mount and it seems to be doing well.
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I was also going to suggest Haraella odorata, it really is a cutie! Some other favorites (some of which I've given up on for now since I don't have a terrarium or enclosed growing area where I can raise the humidity)
  • Phal parishii or Phal lobbii
  • Schoenopsis fragrans - tiny little thing with the cutest clusters of pink flowers
  • Aerangis rhodosticta
  • Dendrobium cucumerinum - this is an cool looking plant, with fleshy leaves that look like prickly cucumbers.
  • Gastrochilus japonicus - a personal favorite!
  • Sophronitis cernua - very mini plant now called Cattleya cernua which produces brilliantly colored (orange-red to bright red) flowers. Also a favorite.


I think I'm going to keep an eye on this thread, I curious to see what other minis people will suggest. They are my favorite type/size of orchids to grow.
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Dendrobium (Dockrilla) lichenastrum is one of my favorite minis that I grow, it does quite well in dry conditions. I have REALLY low humidity and water once or twice a week on a cork mount and it seems to be doing well.
My Den. lichenastrum is doing really well and currently has a new growth.

Some other miniatures I have that are doing well are:

Schoenorchis scolopendria
Bulbophyllum odontopetalum
Oncidium coloratum
Dendrobium torresae
Dendrobium limpidum

I would like to get a mounted Masdevallia floribunda mentioned above, as well as a mounted Trisetella hoeijeri.
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I would like to get a mounted Masdevallia floribunda mentioned above, as well as a mounted Trisetella hoeijeri.
Check out Andy's Orchids. That's where both of mine came from, the Trisetella only a few weeks ago... if not on the website, email and ask because what's on the website is only about 10% of what they have.
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I was also going to suggest Haraella odorata, it really is a cutie! Some other favorites (some of which I've given up on for now since I don't have a terrarium or enclosed growing area where I can raise the humidity)
  • Phal parishii or Phal lobbii
  • Schoenopsis fragrans - tiny little thing with the cutest clusters of pink flowers
  • Aerangis rhodosticta
  • Dendrobium cucumerinum - this is an cool looking plant, with fleshy leaves that look like prickly cucumbers.
  • Gastrochilus japonicus - a personal favorite!
  • Sophronitis cernua - very mini plant now called Cattleya cernua which produces brilliantly colored (orange-red to bright red) flowers. Also a favorite.


I think I'm going to keep an eye on this thread, I curious to see what other minis people will suggest. They are my favorite type/size of orchids to grow.
Wow, 4 of them are going on my list now!

Sophronitis cernua
Schoenorchis fragrans
Aerangis rhodosticta
Dendrobium cucumerinum

The Dendrobium looks great, I love how the leaves are so textured and warty looking
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Some I grow or have grown in the past:
Note: I have no idea about the humidity requirements

Dendrobium (Dockrillia) rigidum: Yes, another dockrillia. This one has thick oval leaves with yellow and red fragrant flowers. People say it's a bulletproof plant and it has been for me so far.

Dendrobium pachyphyllum: Another dendrobium. Frequent bloomer if you water frequently. Small, 2-leaved pseudobulbs. All plants often bloom at once. Small, fragrant, flowers, although they only last for a day.

Any Jewel Orchid: Although I have not been able to keep one alive for long, I'm sure you can. They have shiny leaves and some, like Anoectochilus also have cool looking flowers.

Bulbophyllum contortisepalum: Plant with very cool flowers, frequent bloomer. The plant itself is tiny. Might be hard to find.

Bulbophyllum ovalifolium: Tiny plant, nice flowers. Likes cool.

Bulbophyllum lemniscatoides: A very strange-looking plant. Fat, conical, pseudobulbs. Tiny, black, flowers. Deciduous, so you'll need to not water when it goes dormant.

Bulbophyllum ayuthayense: Strange deciduous plant with flat pseudobulbs. Slow grower. Might be hard to find.

Bulbophyllum polliculosum: Havent grown this one yet, but it's just like B. Ayuthayense above but it likes cooler temps and the plant and flowers are grey.
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Phalaenopsis japonica, formerly known as Sedirea japonica.
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