This Begonia was hybridized by Freda Holly, a longtime Begonia keeper and an excellent hybridizer. She has written many articles for the American Begonia Society as well as a book titled ‘Begonia Hybridizing by the Begonia hybridizers.’ This is far and away my favorite hybrid of all time, of any genus of plant. It doesn’t look like a hybrid to me, which is why it appeals. It is also very easy to grow and does well in open air or […]
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 to be redesignated to NT.
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, pop ash, pond apple, and maple in cypress sloughs. The flower smells wonderful and is even strongly odorous through an enclosed glass tank. The blooms […]
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 pink. I have no idea how it got into my collection. I think it may have grown from seed. So, I don’t know anything about […]
Frogs Dendrobates leucomelas Heterixalus madagascariensis Hyperolius fusciventris ‘burtoni’ Ranitomeya biolat Ranitomeya sirensis ‘Pachitea Yellow’ Ranitomeya uakarii ‘gold legged’ Sachatamia albomaculata
These account for most of the species in my collection currently, excluding utter NOIDS. I keep this list up to date so that I can keep track of what’s still alive 😉 Acranthera sp. Borneo Aloe variegata Aloinopsis schooneesii Alluaudia procera Alsobia dianthiflora Andinia micropetala Andinia nummularia Andinia schizopogon Angraecum aporoides Anthurium corrugatum Anthurium forgetti Anthurium gracile Anthurium pentaphyllum ‘bombacifolium’ Anthurium sp. Chirique Grande Anthurium sp. Colombia
These are the species I am currently growing. Acca sellowiana Acacia cultniformis Agave filifera var. schidigera Agava palmer Agave ‘Blue Glow’ Andromeda polifolia’ Blue ice’ Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Big Sur’ Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Buena vista’ Arcostaphylos uva-ursi x imbricata Armeria ‘Victor Reiter’ Azara microphylla ‘Upright form’ Bletilla striata ‘Bella’ Borinda (Fargesia) angustissima Callistemon pallidus ‘Elenor’ Callistemon pityoides ‘Excellent’ Callistemon pityoides Callistemon rigidus ‘Red clusters’ Callistemon viridiflorus Callistemon viridiflorus ‘Xera Hedgehog’ Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ Chamaecyparis l. ‘Barry’s Silver’ Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera Cistus […]