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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 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 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 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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 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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 Masdevallia leptoura - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
Multiple spikes of several yellow and white flowers variably dotted with red - 5 inch plant is easy to bloom - fragrant. 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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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia tubuliflora - Intermediate to Warm - Potted - Central America - $ 25
Found from Guatemala to Costa Rica, this small-flowered species enjoys slightly warmer climates than other Masdevallia, and a good fit in a Central American terrarium. 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 - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 20
IN FLOWER! 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 - 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 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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This item is a recent addition Restrepia cuprea - Intermediate - Mounted - Colombia - $ 20
Three inch plant frequently produces rich coppery-orange flowers - blossoms dangle attractively from base of ovate leaf. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Restrepia species 'Walteri' - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
A floriferous species with deep-red flowers. 2 inch pots. Mature.


 
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 Scaphosepalum breve - Intermediate - Potted - South America - $ 25
IN BLOOM! 4 to 6 inch plant with paddle shaped leaves. Sequential bloomer, constantly in bloom. Flowers are dark red in the center and bright yellow fused sepals. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Scaphosepalum rapax - Intermediate - Potted - 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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This item is a recent addition Stelis argentata - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Central America - $ 20
Spikes just initiating - 3 to 4 inch paddle green leaves - 5 inch sprays of ¼ inch dark wine red flowers - blooms several times a year. 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 langlassei - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Clumpy 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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 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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 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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This item is a recent addition Trichosalpinx dirhamphis - Intermediate - Potted or Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Slightly spreading plant produces numerous 3 inch inflorescences densely flowered with bright yellow blooms. 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: 5/15/2017