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Old 11-08-2018, 02:46 PM
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Finally back into the hobby after years away. I used to grow under lights and could accommodate much larger plants, but now have limited space and would like to grow some smaller or miniature sized orchids.

What are your favourites? I have a bright south facing window, and also north facing windows. Gets fairly cool at night, down to 17C (62F) and up to 23C (73F) during the day
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:53 PM
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Oncidium Twinkles, any of them! Also Tolumnias! Very rewarding. I like others too but these are my favorites.
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I grow in roughly the came conditions as you, and my personal favorites are:

Sophronitis cernua (now Cattleya)
Podangis dactyloceras
Leptotes bicolor

Phal equestris (and many primary hybrids tend to be small)
Phal pallens
Neofinetia falcata (this orchid is an obsession within the orchid obsession)
And I agree about the Onc Twinkles!

I didn't realize until making this list that nearly all my favorite small plants are species.

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

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Old 11-09-2018, 02:42 PM
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Great suggestions, thank you. I have had my eye on Leptotes bicolor and Sophronitis cernua!
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:48 PM
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How small do you mean? Some of my favorite small orchids are
1) Den. lichenastrum/prenticei (I have four and the flowers are all a little different).
2) Schoenorchis scolopendria and Schoenorchis fragrans. I love the little fragrant purple flowers.
3) Angraecum didieri, distichum, and leonis. I am still trying to get over the Angraecum obsession I once had. I have the 'large' Angraecum magdalenae, too.
4) Bulbo frostii has neat flowers and a cute plant form out of bloom.
5) Haraella rectrocalla blooms all the time and has fragrant flowers. It needs quite a bit of humidity to be happy so I keep it in a table-top terrarium.
6) Phal japonica
7) Leptotes bicolor is definitely a good choice. I am tempted to get a few more varieties of Leptotes.
I decorate in green!
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Masdevallia. At those temps you'll have plenty to choose from.
fine print - anything I say cannot be used against me and ymmv on any growing advice
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