Decided to tear down a fish tank (well ... the seam had sprung a leak) and set up a terrarium for some of my favorite orchids. Took exactly 5 hours and 15 minutes to set up. All I need now is the cork background, and a fogger/ misting system and of course some sort of insect/ amphibian to go with it! I plan to get a trio of poison dart frogs (only worry is that they could damage the orchids) or a pair of orchid mantis. At this moment, I'm leaning towards the latter.
That's gorgeous, Franco. Well done! Are the little Ghost orchids still hanging on, ok? You've created a great looking little jungle there for them.
I've got several Tolumnias, they're really great little plants, and bloom easily and generously. FYI, the two in the right hand pic came from Lowe's for $7. They may even be at your Lowe's too, as they were being sold indoors in the tropical plants area.
There are 14 little ghosts amongst all that spanish moss, all still alive and well. I absolutely love tolumnia but have NEVER seen them at my lowes or HD. I got the one I have (and divided it) online for 20$ ... It wasn't even in spike at the time.
I want more but can't justify spending 20$ on an orchid that I have seen go for 7$ elsewhere.
Time for some updates! (Sorry for my temporary MIA, I had some personal issues come up at the same time my DG subscription expired!) I've got many new plants in the terrarium along with good news as for the ghosts!
Since the last update I've removed a couple plants and added others. The current list consists of: