In the endlessly fascinating, diverse, and enormous orchid family, the beauties classified as miniatures are among the most intriguing. These orchids, which range from under one inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches, can pack just as much flower power as their larger relatives, yet their compact size allows them to fit easily on a windowsill or under fluorescent lights.
In all, some 300 miniature, dwarf, and compact orchids are profiled and another 200 are listed by key characteristics. Each profile includes bloom season, light and temperature requirements, and tips for ensuring success. Helpful advice on cultivation and on purchasing plants will give everyone from beginners to experienced orchid and houseplant enthusiasts the confidence to acquire these gems. Stunning photographs make identification a snap and provide welcome help for selection.
Even if your growing space is limited, you can still enjoy the exotic beauty of the world's largest and most captivating family of flowering plants.