Scaphyglottis aurea is a epiphyte native to Colombia, Venezuela, & Ecuador at elevations of around 1200 to 1800m. While it is often described as a miniature, it is of my experience that it will outgrow that status in time as it mounds upon itself - eventually forming a medium-large loose semi-cascading clump.
It is also described as a cool to cold growing - which may be true, although it has always tolerated warm summers here without any problems at all. The last few seasons, i have grown it quite well with winter nights only dropping to 58F.
Like many plants, the bigger it gets, the more flowers it produces. So, despite the individual flowers being quite small (1/2" or less), as the plant matures, it can produces masses of them which compensate well for their size.
Blooming Size, mounted divisions.
|Int - Cool||Bright|
|6-16", Loose Clumping||55-75%|