Catalog / Terrarium & Wardian Case Selections

Due to their compact size and cultural needs, the plants listed here are well suited for the high humidity and lower light levels of terrariums and frog vivariums.

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Subfamily: EPIDENDROIDEAE
Tribe: DENDROBIEAE
Subtribe: BULBOPHYLLINAE

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 Bulbophyllum acutum - Intermediate - Mounted - Java - $ 20
¾ inch light green rambling plant with small red and white flowers that bloom in profusion along the rhizome - blooms several time a year. Mature.


 
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Tribe: EPIDENDREAE I (New World)
Subtribe: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE

 

 Barbosella cucullata - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Scores of individual 1 ½ inch yellow flowers bloom simultaneously on 1 ½ inch stems - rambling plant habit is attractive. Mature.


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 Barbosella dussenii - Intermediate - Mounted - Brazil - $ 20
Copious light peach flowers are set off by attractive moss-like foliage - easy to bloom. Mature.


 
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 Dracula berthae - Cool - Potted - Colombia - $ 30
5 inch narrow leaves - white wide open flat flowers are heavily speckled with dark pink - sassy pink tongue and google eyes make an impish face in center of flower. Mature.


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 Dracula carlueri - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica - $ 30
White flower is suffused with pink near the center - sepals are coated with soft white hairs on the inside and curl inward along the margins - vigorous grower that blooms profusely. Mature.


 
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 Dracula lotax - Warm - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Fuzzy white clown-faced flower has a red spot in the center - tails are dark red - 4 inch grassy leaves - miniature - good for home grower - not as humidity sensitive as most Draculas. Mature.


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 Dracula ophioceps - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 30
Compact 5 inch plant bears many flower spikes that descend sharply - bell-like honey-color flowers are coated with a sparkling white pubescence - the dorsal sepal tail points upward opening the flower nicely. Mature.


 
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 Dracula psyche - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 30
This distinctive species has narrow 7 inch leaves and an upright spike habit - each lovely flower is white with dark pink stripes and a light purple margin and tails. Mature.


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 Dracula ripleyana - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica - $ 30
Petite flower has ivory base color with purple suffusion in center - flat flower has long dark red tails - robust grower. Mature.


 
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 Dracula roezlii - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 35
Unlike the dark purple-black form of this species, these showy flowers are a muted red - they open nicely and have a pink lip. Mature.


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 Dracula venosa - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 20
Cupped flower is flecked with orange-red - out-turned yellow tails - very floriferous - vigorous clumpy plants. Mature.


 
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 Dracula verticulosa - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 35
Large coppery-pink flower densely clothed with tiny hairs within - pink lip - nice size and shape. Mature.


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 Dryadella simula - Intermediate to Cool - Mounted - Colombia & Ecuador - $ 20
3 inch linear foliage - coppery flowers are spotted and barred with dark red and bloom near base of plant. Mature.


 
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 Lepanthes ballatrix - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Ten inch plants are rapid growers - attractive white and orange flowers bloom on the underside of the 3 inch lanceolate leaf - plants blooms sequentially for many weeks. Mature.


 
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 Lepanthes gargoyla - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
½ inch copper and bronze monster-like flowers sit in middle of fuzzy purple oblong leaves that dangle from base of 3 inch plant. Mature.


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 Lepanthes scalaris - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Bracted 3 inch stems end in oval 1 inch leaves - flower spike emerges from leave axil and sports successive peach colored flowers with a garnet center. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia discoidea - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Brazil - $ 20
Glossy grape jelly flowers have white stripe top and bottom - the blossoms are carried on short stems and have unusual flattened shape - viewed from the side they are round like a discus but appear compressed from above. Mature.


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 Masdevallia erinacea - Intermediate to Warm - Mounted - Panama - $ 20
A miniature delight - prickly yellow and chestnut globular blossoms sit above 1 inch grassy leaves - named for its resemblance to a tiny hedgehog - unusual and showy. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia paivaeana - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Bolivia - $ 20
6 inch plant with climbing habit - yellow, pink and white flowers are fuzzy inside. Mature.


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 Platystele misera - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 20
3 to 4 inch plant produces spikes up to 8 inches - perfect ¼ inch star-shaped flowers are buff colored with a bright magenta lip - flowers successively over long period several times a year. Mature.


 
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 Platystele ximenae - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
2 inch attractive spoon-shaped leaves are light green tinged with purple - long wore-like distichous stems sequentially produce 1/8 inch star-shaped yellow flowers with a red center. Mature.


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 Pleurothallis anthrax - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 20
4 to 5 inch plant has dark oval leaves with thin slightly flattened stems - starry white and purple flowers bloom on wiry stems that emerge from base of leaf - blooms throughout the year. Mature.


 
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 Pleurothallis cf. tridentata - Intermediate - Potted - Peru - $ 20
Four inch plant has lovely heart-shaped leaves - crystalline yellow flowers bloom in succession at base of each leaf - great terrarium plant. Mature.


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 Pleurothallis eumecocaulon - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 25
4 to 5 inch plant with slightly folded dark green oval leaves - starry slightly cupped crystalline white flowers have a dark purple spot on lip - blooms often and repeatedly from same leaf. Mature.


 
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 Pleurothallis grobyi - Intermediate - Potted or Mounted - Honduras - $ 20
Many sprays of light yellow flowers adorn this 1 inch plant - blooms several times a year. Mature.


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 Pleurothallis maduroi - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Large showy pink flower is born in succession on top of shiny heart shaped leaf - often blooms with two flowers at the same time - rapid grower - uncommon - divisions. Mature.


 
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 Pleurothallis palliolata - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 20
Hooded large pink flower sits on shiny leaf like a frog on a lily pad. Blooming Size.


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 Pleurothallis producta - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
Small plant with 2 inch leaves - 6 inch sprays of white flowers - blooms often. Mature.


 
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 Pleurothallis radula 'Leon' - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica - $ 20
Mature plants have 5 inch stiff elongated heart shape leaves on 8 inch stems - lemon yellow flower with orange lip juts from upright bract. Blooming Size.


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 Pleurothallis rowleei 'Fox Den' - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica - $ 30
Sprays of exquisite rich red flowers spill over edge of 3 inch heart shaped leaves - 9 inch plant is floriferous and easy to grow - large plants. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Pleurothallis wagnerii - Intermediate to Warm - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Six to eight nice sized mahogany flowers bloom simultaneously on each inflorescence - 5 inch plant - fragrant - showy and long lasting and blooms twice a year. Mature.


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 Salpistele dressleri - Intermediate - Mounted - Panama - $ 20
Tufts of 1 inch narrow ovate leaves cling to tree fern mounts - pendant spikes bloom successively for months - the individual cream colored flower is shaped like a cross - very unusual. Mature.


 
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 Scaphosepalum anchoriferum - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica - $ 20
Red and yellow ram's head flowers on wiry stems - blooms succesively over a long period. Mature.


 
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 Scaphosepalum rapax - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Attractive 1 inch pointed leaves send out many pendent wiry spikes - individual ram's head flowers are densely speckled with maroon. Mature.


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 Scaphosepalum swertifolium - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 20
4-5 inch paddle-shaped leaves - succesive blooming wiry inflorescence - upside down flower resmbles a texas longhorn bull - almost always in flower - great for terrariums. Mature.


 
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 Scaphosepalum swertifolium 'Yellow Pads' - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 25
The bright yellow on the ventral sepals distinguish this clone of swertifolium - flowers are large for the species but are typical in blooming habit with the inflorescence blooming over a long period of time. Mature.


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 Stelis hirtzii - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Two inch leaves climb on tree fern mount - five inch spikes bear about 6 red-orange triangular flowers - vigorous. Mature.


 
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 Stelis jamesonii - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Vigorous plants with pretty rounded leaves - 3 to 4 inch sprays produce many small copper colored blossoms - frequent bloomer. Mature.


 
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 Stelis species Brazil - Intermediate - Potted - Bolivia - $ 20
This unidentified species is attractive in or out of bloom - four inch dark green leaves have a purple underside - many sprays of flat triangular flowers are produced a couple of times a year - the surface of each flower is matt dusty rose while the back of the bloom is shiny red. Mature.


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 Trichosalpinx caudata - Intermediate - Mounted - Panama - $ 20
Miniature plant has attractive oval leaves tinged with red when young - relatively large elongated dark red flowers bloom on the underside of the leaf. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes white - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Long vining growth habit - round leaves are ½ inch in diameter -white spidery ½ inch flowers bloom in pairs at base of each leaf - quickly makes a specimen plant. Mature.


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 Zootrophion atropurpurea - Intermediate to Warm - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
4 inch stems are clothed in papery sheaths - glossy ruby red turtle-head flowers bloom from base of 2 inch ovate leaf - floriferous. Mature.


 
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 Zootrophion dayanum - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
3 inch round paddle-shapped leaves on 6 inch plant - 2 ½ to 3 inch flowers bloom at junction of leaf and stem - deep maroon flowers have large open side slit with shiny red tongue - unusual and showy - blooms several times a year. Mature.


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Updated: 9/19/2016