Miniature Flasks

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Posted by Gregg Zollinger on July 03, 2003 at 17:20:09:

I am building a small orchidarium. It will only be about 2 cubic feet. I will have other plants in there such as some mosses, and miniature bromeliads. The main attraction will be an assortment of very small orchids. I will be ordering a few BS miniatures from different suppliers. But I also thought it would be interesting (and cost effective) to add a flask of a miniature orchid, if I can find them. This would allow the orchidarium to have a little more "complete" look, and It would give me some plants I could trade or give away to people with similar interests in the future. I have spent many hours looking through flask lists and doing searches, and I have yet to locate anyone that sells flasks of any miniature. I suspect that it might be due to the fact that there isn't as high a demand for these small orchids.
I suspect the environment will be warm and hummid when it is complete (I will have some control over the specifcs due to misting schedual, fan rotation speeds, opening and closing vents, and number of 15W CF lights.)

If anyone has any sources that might sell flasks or compots of miniature orchids, I would love to hear from you.

Or if anyone has any experience growing orchids in such small enclosures, I would love to get any input you are willing to share. THANKS.

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