This species was newly described in 2014 and occurs throughout Western Amazonia in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It grows in small patches (10-15 plants) in shady areas of mature forest. The epithet erytranthus refers to the red flowers. Due to drilling in Yasuni park where this plant occurs its conservation status has been suggested by its founder […]
Stelis gelida is also known as the ‘Frosted Pleurothallis,’ and is widely distributed throughout the Southeastern hemisphere. It also occurs in Cuba and Florida but is considered endangered in Florida, only occurring in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. According to the North American Orchid Center this species can be found in large colonies of oak, […]
This delicate looking Peperomia is surprisingly adaptable and will happily grow in a terrarium or as a houseplant in a bright window. It has a compact growth habit and usually stays around 5″, but can grow to about 7″ in time. Each leaf is beautifully marked with maroon-purple veins that diffuse out in dendritic fashion. […]
This compact Episcia has orange blooms and silver and purple foliage.
This hybrid is a cross between B. alice-clarkiae X B. imperialis var. brunnea. It was created in 1975 by Rudy Ziesenhenne and named after a former member of the ABS Santa Barbara branch. It has a reputation for being more challenging, but so long as its given high humidity it seems to be an easy […]
This exceptional hybrid is a cross between rajah and goegoensis. It has kept the leaf shape and size of goegoensis but taken some color and leaf structure from rajah. Depending on conditions, the leaves can range from a pinkish-red to deep purple. It is vigorous but prefers terrarium conditions. It can be grown as a […]
This rex type Begonia is a vigorous grower that does well in a terrarium or a windowsill, provided it doesn’t dry out too much. It has beautiful silvery leaves with reddish-purple leaf venation.
This no-fuss Peperomia does wonderfully as a houseplant or in a terrarium. Its vigor and resilience make it an ideal plant for beginners and those looking for a plant they can quickly share with friends (it propagates readily from leaf cuttings). There are many forms of caperata in cultivation, this one has a lot of […]
This Central American species is easily distinguished by the red leaf spot marking the point where the leaf attaches to the petiole. It is a compactly growing rhizomatous species that grows to 6-8 inches. This species can be grown as a houseplant or a terrarium plant. I have my mother plant in an east-facing window […]
This rhizomatous Begonia can be grown in open air or in a terrarium. Its leaves are highly variegated and resemble pustulata, but with distinctive striping.
Inevitably, if you collect plants long enough, and with enough vigor, you will run out of space. My partner and I bought our house two years ago, at which time all my plants and frogs were confined to two walls of a small bedroom. Both of the small spare rooms are now filled to the […]
posted verbatim, customer: Hello, my order came in packed in a Ziploc bag? It was not secured so it flopped around in the box I have numerous broken stems. The same as the plant that you stuck in for My friend, _______. I thought honestly didnt spend $50 domestically for a plant to come in […]