Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:07 AM
i would like to share with you a few miniatures that have bloomed for me so far this growing season:
thanks for taking a look. :)
Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:45 AM
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:22 AM
@deadly weapon: D. cuthbertsonii is considered as one of the harder miniature orchids to cultivate...however, if you are a heliamphora grower, you should not have any problems with this plant, as it too, likes high humidity levels, moderate to high lighting, coupled with good ventilation, and nightly temperature drops. ;)
Edited by amphirion, 07 September 2011 - 01:22 AM.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 03:11 AM
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 23:19 PM
Beautiful plants! I especially like the lepanthes telipogoniflora, it hardly looks like an orchid. Where do these plants grow naturally?
thanks very much. nadja, most of the orchids that i grow are found in south america; columbia, ecuador, venezuela i believe are the dominant hotspots for the pleurothallid alliance, to which l. telipogoniflora belongs to.
others from australia, new guniea, and southeast asia are also found in my collection.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 23:22 PM
I did...very muchly actually!
Promenaea stapelioides is the most striking imho!
Looking forward for more pics!
I have just started to grow a few more orchids again. Two Masdevallia to be more precisely. One is the warmth loving Masdevallia nidifica from Costa Rica which could be considered a miniature orchid as well. The other one is Masdevallia ignea which thrives in my highland tank among highland Nepenthes. I was told I wouldn´t have success in growing montane orchids in a terrarium. They´d need a lot of fresh air and good air movement. So, I will install a ventilator soon.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 23:28 PM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 00:00 AM
Amphiron: I grew my nidifica with temps of days ~75, nights ~60. Humidity was 70-80%.
Forgot to say, love the photos! especially that teli.
Edited by 31drew31, 08 September 2011 - 00:04 AM.
Posted 08 September 2011 - 18:31 PM
here are a few more pics:
dendrobium laevifolium (updated)
- will T likes this
Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:43 AM
Posted 09 September 2011 - 18:01 PM
Nice plants by the way
Posted 09 September 2011 - 18:24 PM
soo....bear with me, i'll tell you how i got hooked on these beauties....
up until two years ago, i really wasnt into orchids...most orchids sold at supermarkets were both large and lacked much shape and form....sure the colors were there, but im the kind of guy that liked extreme forms as well as color, and considering that all being sold were phal mutts, i dismissed orchids and kept to CPs instead...
however, a couple of friends of mine, both orchid fanatics--invited me to go along with their orchid group to visit a few orchid nurseries. since california carnivores happened to be one of their stops, i thought i would join along. it was then, where i was introduced into the world of miniature orchids...orchids not only in different shapes and forms, but with stunning colors and no larger than the size of my palm in certain cases. i was excited, but still resisted...i dont have enough space to grow orchids and CPs simultaneously, then i saw that many of the orchids in the greenhouse were mounted and could be hung on walls....that pretty much put the nail in the coffin. and within 2 years, i went from zero orchids to over 60 species! quite an addictive hobby indeed!
with that being said, the majority of the orchids in my collection would do very well with highland nepenthes...some stunners to consider are:
Masdevallia decumana: leaves of about 1.5" to 2", large flowers about 4".
Lepanthes camprimulgus: leaves about .5" on 1 to 1.5" stalks. stunning .5 inch striped flowers.
Stelis uniflora: compact, 1 inch leaves, .25" purple flowers
Trisetella hoeijeri: compact, 1 inch leaves, 1" flowers
Dendrobium cuthbertsonii: compact grower, stunning flowers...see my plant ;)
all of these do well in high humid and cool conditions as many highland nepenthes require. i dont know how available these plants are in europe, as i hear it is very hard to find them---i suppose the grass is greener on the other side...i envy your CP selection! happy growing!
Posted 09 September 2011 - 18:32 PM
Anyway, you weren't lying - it seems pretty tough to find them so far... but I've only been searching for 5 minutes
Edited by TheInactiveMoth, 09 September 2011 - 19:13 PM.