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Old 02-13-2020, 07:16 PM
Nepenthes0260 Nepenthes0260 is offline
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I have a carnivorous plant terrarium with some Utricularia section Orchidioides and a Drosera schizandra that's doing well. My conditions are:
Intermediate temps (55 min 85 max)
High humidity (around 80 percent)
Shady conditions
Moist pretty much all the time

Looking for some kind of small, year-round growing orchid to put in here that's preferably mountable. Also I want it to be preferably sympodial. Does anybody know any good species for this? Kind of specific, but there are many species of orchids and I guess I could be picky about which one I choose lol.

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Old 02-13-2020, 07:55 PM
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I would look into plerothallids... perhaps pleurothallis grobyi or a lepanthes sp.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:53 PM
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I would look into plerothallids... perhaps pleurothallis grobyi or a lepanthes sp.
Thanks for responding!

I think pleuros look really cool and I like the flowers of the Lepanthes. I think something along those lines will be what I put in there.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:37 AM
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:42 PM
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Iíll second the Pleuro grobyi, that one is lovely. I have a ton of minis but Iíve only had my terrarium set up for a little over a month. Some of the ones that I had been growing previously outdoors or in a small container have been responding extremely well to the bump in humidity and the nice mild temps. A few off the top of my head that would be great with those temps and lower light:

Dracula lotax. Surprisingly tolerant of warm temps if it has 80%+ humidity, even more so if your able to give it nights down to 55į-60į. Might be a little harder to manage on a mount but still the easiest of that genus. I kept mine outside for a while, grew it on a windowsill for another year, moved it in the tank a little over a month ago and it just started to explode with new growths

Platystele umbellata. Always growing, always blooming, and super adorable

Restrepia. Another one thatís always growing and blooming. Looks great mounted. Most of the species are very tolerant of a range of temps

Scaphosepalum: like the swertifolium, breve, or ovulare. this has recently become one of my favorite genera. They have grown well for me but I had a problem with bud blast when my humidity would dip on the low side (50%) but now they are all doing great in the tank. Super interesting flowers, sequential bloomers on spikes that can last years, pretty plants, and the Scaph. ovulare in particular looks awesome mounted.

Mediocalcar decoratum. Really cute plant that blooms in the winter (at least for me) with bright adorable flowers and grows very vigorously in every direction year round. Perfect mounted with that creeping growth habit. Will bloom better in slightly higher light but will easily bloom in low light too
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Old 02-23-2020, 03:25 PM
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I have a few orchidariums. My mediocalcar decoratum does very well with high humidity and moisture. The foliage itself is very beautiful. Orchids of Pleurothallis genus respond very well to orchid terrariums. I have a lot of dendrobium orchids in my terrariums too (provided that they don't need a winter rest, as a lot of dendrobiums do). You can go to andys orchids (where I get a bunch of mine from). He has a search feature on his website that will enable you to find orchids that fare well in a terrarium setup.
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