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Orchid terrarium

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by paphlover17, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. paphlover17

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    Hello,
    I have a question about an orchid that I could put in a terrarium of mine. I own reptiles and will be doing a terrarium build (hopefully it will be soon). I plan to make a planted terrarium and since orchids are my other obsession, I want to put one or two in there as well as the other plants. The conditions in there are 20-26 Celcius (about 70-80F) the humidity is around 60-80%, and the light is quite low (but I will be getting some led grow lights if its necessary).
    So my question is what species or hybrids meet my conditions? I can put phalaenopsis in but I have a lot of them and want to try something new.
    Thank you very much in advance!
     
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    There are many Bulbophyllum species that would do well in your setup. If you decide on growing them mounted, you would need to water them daily.
     
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    Oh that is no problem, I have to mist every night so that my geckos drink water. I also forgot that they are from New caledonia and there are probably orchids from there, just hope they are available in my region.
     
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    There are not a lot of New Caledonian orchids available for sale, unfortunately. You might want to try Dendrobium platygastrium. It is a small sized plant that will do well in your growing conditions.
     
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    I seems logical that they are rare. Thank you for the anwsers and I will try to find some smaller Bolbophyllums (that don't stink) and look at that Dendrobium you mentioned.