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: EPIDENDREAE I (New World)
Subtribe: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE

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 Masdevallia Angel Fling - Intermediate - Potted - $ 18
(Angel Frost X Highland Fling) lush tangarine orange flowers with fine white iridescence - large full flowers - vigorous plants will bear multiple blooms at maturity. Blooming Size.


 
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 Masdevallia Angel Frost - Intermediate - Potted - $ 20
(veitchiana X strobelii) divisions of select clones - large flowers are tangerine-orange frosted with either fine white or purple hairs - original cross received many AOS awards including Award of Distinction. Mature.


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 Masdevallia Cameo - Intermediate - Potted - $ 20
(exquisita X confetti) soft pink flowers are slightly cupped and are coated with fine hairs - 3 ½ inch plant blooms freely. Mature.


 
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 Barbosella dussenii - Intermediate - Mounted - Brazil - $ 18
Copious light peach flowers are set off by attractive moss-like foliage - easy to bloom. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Dracula barrowii - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Peru - $ 35
Attractive medium sized white flowers are dotted with dark red - 4 inch tails - soft pink lip. 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 gorgonella - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 30
Colorful flat flowers are white speckled with orange and red and surround the net pot on short stems - very showy. 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. Mature.


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 Dracula ophioceps - Intermediate - Potted or Mounted - 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 velutina - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 20
Small white blossoms have delicate pink tails - the inside surface of the flower is coated with tiny hairs - a tiny face peers from the center. 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 vespertillio - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 25
Unusual 1 ½ inch yellow and white flower mottled with red - white lip has curled epichile. Mature.


 
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 Lepanthes scalaris - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 18
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 abbreviata - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
3 to 4 inch plant - multifloral type - many spikes of greenish white flowers with short tails. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia dimorphotricha - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
A showy member of the multifloral group - flowers are saturated with deep red color - tiny hairs on the surface do not subdue the glossy appearance - three or four flowers are held on each stem above the compact 4 inch plant - bright light brings out red pigment in leaves. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia discoidea - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Brazil - $ 18
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 herradurae - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 20
Dark red flowers with long pointed tails cluster around base of 4 inch narrow leaved plant - profuse bloomer quickly makes specimen plant. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia nicaraguae - Intermediate - Potted - Nicaragua - $ 20
Waxy white flowers with rose-pink center and short tails - 4 inch plant has leathery leaves. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia tridens - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Glossy green 8 inch spatulate leaves - up to twelve yellow flowers huddle near the end of 10 inch spikes - bright yellow tails create a spidery effect. Mature.


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 Platystele aurea - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 18
2 inch plant with small bright orange blossoms around base - blooms often with lots of flowers. Mature.


 
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 Platystele misera - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 18
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 eumecocaulon 'fragrant' - 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 - slight fragrance Mature.


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 Pleurothallis mammillata - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 18
A fountain of ivory flowers appear twice a year on this 3-4 inch plant - each 4-5 inch arching inflorescence can carry up to forty flowers - very showy. 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 radula 'Leon' - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica - $ 18
Mature plants have 5 inch stiff elongated heart shape leaves on 8 inch stems - lemon yellow flower with orange lip juts from upright bract. Near Blooming Size.


 
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 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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 Restrepia species 109-15 - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 20
There is much confusion in Restrepia identification - this plant resembles Restrepia sanguinea in shape and size yet has a pink spotted synsepal rather red striped - 1 ½ to 2 inch flower blooms off back of leaf several times a year. Mature.


 
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 Restrepiella ophiocephala - Warm - Potted - Central America - $ 20
Stately plants reach 8 to 12 inches in height - single ½ inch gaping flowers are born at base of leaf and are produced in succession over many weeks - this is an attractive dark red form. Mature.


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 Scaphosepalum anchoriferum aberrant - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica - $ 18
Dark maroon flowers with coppery thickened pads - on this unusual form the horn-like tails curl backwards - blooms sequentially over a long period - long wiry stems. Mature.


 
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 Scaphosepalum anchoriferum bicolor - Intermediate to Warm - in Net Pots - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 20
This lovely yellow and red form flowers often on wiry stems - showy and easy to grow - makes a great terrarium plant. 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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 Stelis argentata - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica - $ 18
4 to 5 inch dark green leaves - 5 inch sprays of ¼ inch deep maroon flowers. Mature.


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 Stelis hirtzii - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 18
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 - $ 18
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 langlassei - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
6 inch plant has 3 inch ovate leaves - newest leaves are tinged with red - frequent sprays of greenish white flowers have a light pink blush - old leaves repeat bloom. 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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 Trisetella triarastella - Intermediate - Mounted - Bolivia - $ 25
Narrow chestnut-red flowers sport three yellow tails - one inch elongated needle-like plant in uncommon in cultivation. 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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 Zootrophion serpentinum - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Pendent chains of 1 inch green leaves produce large ovoid silver flowers heavily spotted and marked with burgundy. Mature.


 
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Tribe: VANDEAE
Subtribe: AERIDINAE

 

 Chiloschista segawae - Intermediate to Warm - Mounted - Thailand - $ 25
Up to fifteen ½ inch yellow green flowers descend from leafless plant - attractive silver grey roots. Mature.


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Subfamily: SPIRANTHOIDEAE
Tribe: CRANICHIDEAE
Subtribe: GOODYERINAE

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 Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Southeast Asia - $ 18
Velvet black leaves have a central white vein and red underside - showy white flowers - very easy to grow and flower - quickly makes nice specimen - the classic jewel orchid. Mature.


 
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Updated: 4/22/2014