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    Orchids for a Lowland Terrarium

    Hi CPers,

    Any suggestions for a suitable epiphitic orchid that would be at home in a lowland terrarium?
    I have a 50 gal terrarium, so I'm ideally looking for a miniature orchid of some kind.

    Thanks...

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    bulbophyllum will be nice as they have tiny leaves.

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    I have several different species of Neofinetia falcata growing happily in my lowland terrarium. They are quite small and produce more growths/fans rather than get taller. Awesome scent too, I would highly reccommend trying one.

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    I used to have a Neofinetia and think of it as being a much cooler-growing plant. How long have they been in your lowland terrarium? Also, what different varieties do you have? It's a great species.
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    I was curious about Neofinetia so I looked it up. It kind of seems like orchid growers think of most any tropical conditions as "warm" - maybe what we'd call lowland would be "hot" in their lingo? If you've ever been to a part of the world with lowland conditions, it certainly feels like what I'd call "hot."
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    They have been in my terrarium for about 3 years. Some people say they need a cooler dry winter to bloom in the spring/summer, however, I have one that’s spiking again that has never had cooler, only watered less. I’m experimenting this year and took another one out and put it next to a window to get cool/dry and we will see how that goes. They grow like weeds in the lowland conditions so It was hard to take one out. But in my experience they dont need cooler temps to thrive.

    Anyway I have Neofinetia falcata 'White Tara x Crystal Palace', 'Suikaden',& 'Tomakango' I just ordered a Kuroshinju yesterday, I can't wait.

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    Does your terrarium cool off a little at night? The instructions I was seeing for Neofinetia seem to suggest a daily variation in temperature. I've been wanting to experiment with building some tropical terrariums so I'm curious about miniature orchids - thanks.
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    There are lots of very cute Aerangis that can be mounted and stay very small and compact.
    There are also alot of lowland Pleurothallis if you want something completely different looking.
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