What miniature orchid could I grow?
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 18:46 PM
how big are the vases you use?
Schoenorchis fragrans is indeed a very small orchid with very small flowers but perhaps you could also grow any Bulbophyllum species or Dendrobium laevifolium or D. cuthbertsonii (needs lower temperatures). These plants do have bigger flowers but short flower stalks and are as well relatively smalll.
Here you can find some suppliers from Germany which i can recommend.
This supplier offers Schoenorchis fragrans
These suppliers do offer some other Schoenorchis species, the first one offers a lot of mounted orchids.
But perhaps you will find it also somewhere in the UK.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 20:10 PM
Thank you for the advise and the links. I will enjoy browsing them
Posted 10 January 2012 - 18:53 PM
you should definitely keep orchids from the pleurothallis alliance in mind. the majority of them come from highland areas and would be the perfect compliment for your orchidioides. for example, in situ, i saw masdevallia picturata growing across from a wall of U. quelchii.
dendrobium cuthbertsonii as mentioned can also be a compatible plant, however, this orchid requires significant air ventilation to do well and a vase might not be able to accomplish that.
scaphosepalum ovulare, s. rapax could do well for you. ovulare is a tightly compact plant and a cascade of globular red flowers.
the dryadellas can also work for your vase. these on average have 2-3 inch leaves (depending on species) and flowers are located close to the base of the plant, similar to maxillaria. of these, D. liliputiana is the smallest.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 19:32 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:58 AM
Also Lepanthes gargoyla is another good one that is an easy Lepanthes. Ive grown this one in HL and intermediate to LL conditions successfully.
Many Bulbophyllums would probably be good ones to try, but never grown them so cannot comment on a certain one. I didnt read the post so if these have been mentioned already sorry.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:27 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 19:43 PM