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List of Interesting Miniatures

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Christian Klinger, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Christian Klinger

    Christian Klinger New Member

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    Hello all,

    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.

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. Raven

    Raven Active Member

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    Hi,

    it depends on what your watering schedule is, how much light you can provide and what are you looking for in terms of blooms.
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Dendrobium harveyanum is an interesting orchid and the canes top at nine to ten inches. However it needs strong light to bloom.
     
  4. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Do you have an access to two-volume books called Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species (link) by Ron Parsons and Mary E. Gerritsen, maybe via inter-library loan or something? The books has beautiful photos and nice descriptions.

    From what I have grown (or similar species to what I have grown), the followings probably grow well in your temp, and I think interesting:
    Cattleya (Sophronitis) coccinea
    Dresslerella lasiocampa
    Bulbophyllum tripudians, B. refractum, B. kanburiense, B. wallichii, B. leminiscatum (need drier winter)
    Stelis trichostoma, S. rostratissima, S. cypripedioides
    Schoenorchis tixieri
    Epidendrum moronense
    Epidendrum schizoclinandrium (and many similar species)
    Muscarella megalops
    Neobathiea grandidierana
    Acianthera asaroides
    Promenaea silvana
    Scaphosepalum gibberosum
    Bulbophyllum patella
    Lepanthes gargoyla
    Oncidium coloratum
    Phalaenopsis lowii
    Stelis mystax (might prefer warmer, but it did ok at lower temp).
     
  5. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Naoki...I’ve been trying to find that set (out of print), but no luck at any reasonable price. I even contacted Mary & Ron and they have no secret stash of their own. I agree with you on the quality.
     
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    Hi Chuck, I haven't talked to you for a while! You are right, I didn't know it already went out of print. I wonder if they are going to reprint the books. I hope so.
     
  7. Christian Klinger

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    That would would be a great help, I'm glad you mentioned it. When I am back on campus I'll go to the university library and see if they'll be able to get the book from other university libraries if they have one.

    Thank you for the list! I'll be searching up information on them and add them to my list.