Hi Like many here, I've had a long standing interest in growing exotic plants. My late grandmother was a keen gardener and my inspiration. She had a large collection of bromeliads (and some orchids) and I always enjoyed looking through her greenhouses. As a teenager I was most interested in the bromeliad genus Tillandsia, but as my interest grew I began to diversify and ultimately moved on to orchids and was growing Australian terrestrials (Pterostylis, Diuris, Corybas, etc) and Masdevallias. Looking back, probably not a great combination of plants due to the vast differences in their cultural requirements! In my twenties my interest and ability to keep a permanent collection waned, but now that I'm a little more settled the bug has come back in force! I still have quite a few Tillandsias, but my main interest nowadays are Pleurothallidinae and other miniature orchids. I tend to be drawn to the weird and unusual over the colourful and showy! My latest acquisition was a division of Effusiella tarantula which has been on my wishlist for a long time, can't wait to see it bloom! I live in an apartment so my growing space is restricted to a sheltered balcony. I'm currently growing a range of Pleurothallids on a storage rack and in a glass/aluminium shop display cabinet that I've converted into a wardian case with fans and humidifier. The wardian case is not finished as I'd still like to add a watering system and lights over the coming months. If all goes well I might scrap the storage shelving in favour of another wardian case or convert a wine fridge for those cooler growing Pleurothallids. Looking to the future, I'd like to try my hand at growing Pleurothallids and other unusual miniatures from seed, but perhaps one thing at a time! Best Evan My wardian case, a converted glass/aluminium shop display cabinet I found on Gumtree. My storage rack, with a mix of Pleurothallids and Tillandsias.