Meiracyllium wendlandii Named after Wendland, a German orchid collector in the 1800s, this miniature plant is one of only two species in the genus Meiracyllium the other being M. trinuasutum. The two are often confused with one another, but I have both and when placed alongside each other they are noticeably different. Since it is found in Mexico and Guatemala at altitudes of 600 to 1400 metres on mossy trees and rocks, I grow … [Read more...]
The Small, the Mini- and the Micro-orchids by Lynda Coles
A series of short articles about a few of the many small, mini- and micro-orchids, together with ideas for growing them indoors.
Most of these diminutive plants will need a high humidity level, which can be challenging to achieve, particularly in the home environment, so I will also be showing you some of the solutions that I use to satisfy the requirements of the mini- and micro-orchids; ideas that should allow you to grow them virtually anywhere in the home or glasshouse ……. more of that in later articles.
The Small, the Mini- and the Micro-orchids. I have grown orchids for many years either in dedicated glasshouses, growing cases, or on windowsills, the large, the medium, and the small, from across many genera and all temperature ranges. Currently, I have a modest mixed collection in a greenhouse environment, although by now my main interest is growing a variety of orchid species from seed, and more recently from tissue … [Read more...]