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This is a discussion on Asian species within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi there, I'm a new member I'm considering building 2 wood/polycarbonate cases, one for highland/Andes ...

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    Hi there, I'm a new member

    I'm considering building 2 wood/polycarbonate cases, one for highland/Andes orchids, the first will be intermediate/warm asian orchids, I have 2 bulbophyllums and a paph barbatum. Can anyone recommend any that would thrive in similar conditions, maybe small phals, dendrobiums etc.
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    Hello and welcome.

    Most paphs would be good there as well as phals (I have a couple of micro-mini phals in my orchidarium, one is phal lobbii (lobbii forma Naple x lobbii forma Vietname) and the other is Phal. (Caribbean Sunset x finleyi)). Dens want much more light than either phals or paphs. so I would not put them together. Though if the dens created shade for the lower light orchids, they might work together.

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    Thanks for the reply Terp, just checked those 2 phals out, they would go well in this setup, just what I was looking for. You've given me an idea on the planting, it will be naturalistic, they will be growing on cork and some moss, I could do them in layers according to the required light levels of each plant with a cfl light at the top. Cheers for the heads up on a supplier, when I'm ready to buy I will be in touch. I'm in the northwest of England 😃
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    Welcome from Malaysia. interesting. Not all Asian orchids are warm types. In Your cool 'Andean- case you could include Den victoria -regina and Paph charlesworthii both cool growing and small and Paph niveum and Den Hibiki for the warmer case

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    Thanks for your reply Catttan, I understand not all asian species are warm growing, I'm trying to create a theme of orchids that will grow in a similar region or location with a similar environment, This will be the first two, when they are finished I may create a highland asian/ warm South American lowland cases, I will checkout the orchids you have recommended, much appreciated.
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    Phalaenopsis deliciosa - small plants (3"-4" leaf span), and seemingly always in flower.
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    Thanks for the pic Ray, this will definitely be going in, a real beauty. Perfect.
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    Actually there are so many Asian species which are suitable in your atmosphere such as almost Dendrobiums, Microperas, vandas, Rhynchostylishs, Cymbidiums, just have a look in the internet and your local stores which one is available definitely very interesting all the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    Phalaenopsis deliciosa - small plants (3"-4" leaf span), and seemingly always in flower.
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    RAY, I looked at that photo and thought, "Gee, that sure looks like mine!" Of course, it does because mine IS the same thing but has the "different" (new?) name/tag, Kingidium hookerianum. You're exactly right when you say it's almost always flowering. Their super easy to grow and don't take up much space, flower frequently, and you don't need a loupe (like what jewelers use) to see the flowers. GOOD SUGGESTION! I've attached my last bloom. Name:  image.jpg
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