This cute little Peperomia is found in Peru and Ecuador, and perhaps elsewhere in South America. Its leaves only grow to be about 1″, and the entire plant stays under 6″ in my experience. Perhaps given something to lean on, it could get a little taller. It is tolerant of a wide variety of terrarium conditions, but doesn’t seem to like standing water on its leaves.
This lovely little fern is one of the easiest and fastest terrarium suitable ferns. Its fronds only grow to about 1/2 inch, and it is tolerant of a wide range of conditions. It does best mounted but will also grow terrestrially in sphagnum moss. Given time, it will make a dense mat. It is from the Carribean.
This Begonia species is new to cultivation as of 2019. I’ve not been growing it long, so cannot say for certain how large it gets. The leaves thus far have only reached about 3″. They are serrated and covered in white spots (as many of the Begonias from this region seem to be). The texture of the leaves is beautiful, although I’m not exactly sure how to describe it. So far it has been an easy species to grow and […]
This Bulbophyllum species is abundant where it occurs and found throughout Asia. As indicated by its species name, it is a fragrant bloomer! (rare for a Bulbophyllum). It likes shady conditions, with a few hours of good sun at most. Like most Bulbophyllums, it does well in terrarium conditions.
This unusual Pothos is relatively new to the US hobby, really only surfacing for sale in the past year (2019). It has finely marked leaves that emerge red or yellow and then turn to green. It is similar to Marcgravia in that in a terrarium it will often stay in its immature state indefinitely, with leaves staying around 1/4 inch. It can however, grow leaves up to 7 inches. It is slow growing and likes to climb up a wooden […]
This rare Philodendron is from Ecuador, and has just made its way into cultivation. I have not seen it offered for sale in the US. It is a smaller, more purple verrocosum, staying a similar size (so far) to the dwarf type offered, with 4-5″ leaves. I cannot say for certain that it would not get larger with time, but in the three years I have had it, it has only produced about 8 leaves, and they are all 4″ […]
This charming Hoya has mottled leaves that only grow to about half an inch. It can be grown as a house plant if your humidity is relatively high, and should be allowed to dry out between waterings. It likes good light, either in a south or east facing window, or under strong lights in a terrarium. It is a good candidate for planting up high in a terrarium where humidity is lower and it dries out a bit between mistings. […]
I received this plant about 8 years ago, and have since lost any information on it. It slightly resembles Begonia mildbraedii, but looks like a different species to me. The largest it has gotten for me is about 4″ tall with leaves around 2″ wide. It has red stems and leaves that range from a pale red (grown in high/too much light) to a slightly glaucous green. It’s not flowered yet. So far, it has been a slightly finicky plant, […]
This grasslike orchid hails from Brazil, where it lives at elevations around 400m. The pseudobulbs are narrow and like to grow in open air. It much prefers to be loosely mounted, and without moss, ideally hanging off a branch or treefern pole in high humidity. It is not particularly tolerant of drying out, so should likely be for terrarium culture only.