Remember this picture of my Lepanthes calodictyon mini orchid? It was really hard to see the bud… but it bloomed! I had to look reeeeeeeally closely, and even then I wasn’t sure what I was seeing. I had to get my camera out to even verify that it was a flower!
Lepanthes calodictyon has a teeny tiny itty bitty miniscule little flower, but it’s beautiful! I’ve wanted this mini orchid since I started seeing it in other vivariums on Dendroboard and some great pages on Facebook. At first, I didn’t buy it because I was worried that I’d kill it, but after visiting Seattle Orchid, I couldn’t resist any longer and decided to give it a try. Apparently, I’m successful! It took a while to find the right location in the vivarium, but the mini orchid is mounted on a tiny cork panel, so I was able to move it around to find the right location.
It’s really hard to get a steady picture of a miniscule flower, right before bed in the middle of the night, but I gave it my best shot. It looks like it might have another bud coming in, so maybe I’ll get another chance soon.
No, you really don’t understand. It’s TINY. I have fruit flies larger than this flower. Pick up a penny and look at it, then look at this picture again. I’m blown away by the size of it!