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 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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Tribe: DENDROBIEAE
Subtribe: BULBOPHYLLINAE

 

 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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 Bulbophyllum pardolatum - Intermediate - Mounted - Philippines - $ 20
Small creeping plant has bright orange individual flowers held on wiry stems - each blossom is semi-cupped and finely striped with red - profuse bloomer - this compact form clumps readily. Mature.


 
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 Cirrhopetalum auratum - Warm to Intermediate - Mounted - Southeast Asia - $ 20
Single 1 to 2 inch paddle shaped leaf atop small round pseudobulb - ½ inch rhizome between each wandering growth - candelabra-like whorls of ½ inch cream and pink dusted flowers - dark red striped dorsal has fimbriated edge - blooms often and makes a nice specimen plant. Mature.


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Tribe: EPIDENDREAE I (New World)
Subtribe: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE

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 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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This item is a recent addition Barbosella trilobata 'J&L' - Intermediate - Mounted - Brazil - $ 25
Tiny moss-like leaves creep across the mount - bluish flowers striped with purple appear on hair-like stems above the foliage - flowers, though small, are three times the size of the leaves - considered quite rare. Mature.


 
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 Dracula astuta - Intermediate to Warm - in Net Pots - Panama - $ 25
A lovely easy to grow Dracula from Panama - flower is creamy white flushed a rosy peach color and coated with glistening hairs - compact plant. 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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This item is a recent addition Dracula erythrochaete - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 25
6 inch plant produces many lovely pink flowers dusted with rose - deep rose tails - one of the easiest draculas to grow. 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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This item is a recent addition 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 - Mounted - Colombia - $ 30
IN SPIKE! 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 polyphemus - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 35
IN SPIKE! large showy red flowers have velvety surface and large shovel-shaped white lip - striking. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Dracula psittacina - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 25
Mid-size ivory flower is flecked with pink - rigid dark red tails - plant blooms with great profusion. 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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 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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This item is a recent addition Lepanthes katleri - Intermediate - Mounted - Peru - $ 25
Small round leaves have ½ inch stems - flowers are held on arching thread-like scape - ¾ inch blossom has scarlet and white stained glass striped dorsal and long red sepals - showy. Mature.


 
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 Lepanthes scalaris - Intermediate - Potted - 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 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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 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 - $ 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 - Potted - Panama - $ 25
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 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 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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 Masdevallia pygmaea - Intermediate - Mounted - Colombia - $ 20
Possibly the tiniest in the genus - many white flowers show well against grass-like leaves. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition 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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This item is a recent addition 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 stenostachya - Intermediate - Potted - Central America - $ 20
This profuse bloomer has tiny yellow-orange flowers appearing around base of 2 inch plant in quantities too numerous to count - almost always in flower. 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 allenii - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Dramatic deep burgundy flowers with a minute yellow picotee edge on downward curving petals - blooms at junction of 1 inch stem and 3 inch leaf - blooms often with lots of flowers. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition 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 excavata - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 25
An attractive compact grower - 4 inch plant puts on dark red new growths that mature to green with a red underside - each 1 ½ inch leaf bears one or two honey colored ¼ inch flowers over many weeks. Mature.


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


 
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This item is a recent addition Pleurothallis linearifolia - Intermediate - Potted - Brazil - $ 25
4 inch plant with masdevallia-like leaves blooms in spring with showy sprays of starry white flowers - so floriferous the plant can disappear under the clouds of flowers - this is the large form of the species. 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 mammillata - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 20
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 mystax - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Widespread lateral sepals beneath nose-like lip resembles a mustache - ½ inch flower has a red central stripe and blooms successively on winsome 3 inch plant. 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. Near Blooming Size.


 
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 Porroglossum lorenae 'J&L' - Cool - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 45
Glistening rough surfaced 1 inch leaves are suffused with red and are born on vining growths - upright stems carry up to three red-tinged vivid orange flowers - spectacular - uncommon in cultivation. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Salpistele brunnea - Intermediate - Mounted - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 20
Slightly rugose 1 ½ inch leaves produce successively flowering stems of mahogany and yellow flowers - petal edges are covered with hairs - trumpet-like lip - unusual member of the Pleurothallidinae. 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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This item is a recent addition 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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This item is a recent addition Scaphosepalum ovulare - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
This little species produces shiny ovoid dark red flowers in a descending raceme. 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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This item is a recent addition Scaphosepalum swertifolium large dark pink - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Colombia & Ecuador - $ 25
This form of swertifolium has large dark pink flowers that are much showier than the usual form - blooms succesively over a long period. Mature.


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 Stelis bivalvis - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 30
Clumping plant has four inch paddle-like leaves - flower spikes emerge from sheath at base of leaf and extend about halfway up the height of the foliage - each unusual two lobbed copper flower is clasped by a funnel shaped bract - fascinating. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition 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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This item is a recent addition 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 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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This item is a recent addition Stelis pusilla - Intermediate - Potted or Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
1 inch plant bears many 2 inch stems of tiny pure yellow sweetly scented flowers. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Stelis standleyii 'Garnet Tears' - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 20
5 inch plant with flower spikes up to 8 inches above the pot - many small dark garnet flowers - blooms often. Mature.


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 Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes white - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 25
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: 7/2/2015