Begonia quadrialata subsp. nimbaensis is an African species with dramatic red leaf venation, on an otherwise bright green leaf. It stays small and can be slow to establish. The plant below is living in a terrarium for Heterixalus madagascariensis in 100% unfired infield clay.
This small trailing begonia has ruby red stems and nice speckled leaves. The underlying leaf color is a greenish-purple, and speckling is a much lighter silvery-green. Leaves stay around an inch and maintain nice compact growth across the substrate.
This is a shallow 1 gallon bowl housing various unidentified Bucephalandra. The substrate is a thin layer of turface, with some lava rock and wood as a growing surface for the plants. It gets medium light and has nearly no ventilation. I believe some of these are ‘brownie’ type Buces. An Aridarium species pictured below, which has grown considerably in the past few months. It enjoys the same conditions as the other plants, with wet feet and room to grow […]
This pretty Pearcea has serrated silvery-mint colored leaves. In certain conditions the edges will bronze. Like many Pearcea, this is a fast-growing species. It occurs in Ecuador and perhaps elsewhere in South America. It can reach heights of nearly 12″ but often stays smaller if given ample light and nutrients.
This unique Pothos species is new to the US hobby and is native to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. I have not seen it offered for sale in the US. It resembles Pothos barberianus in it’s leaf venation, but is significantly larger even in it’s immature form. It is a shingling species that can grow quite tall in nature (21ft). The leaves have hovered around 1″ in terrarium culture for me, but aroid.org has leaves reaching 9″ in nature. It’s hard […]
Marcgravia rectiflora has been in cultivation for over a decade, long before the ‘Marcgravia wave’ hit. It is native to Cuba and perhaps the easiest Marcgravia to grow. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions and grows very quickly over a background or piece of wood.
This charming little Marcgravia is a smaller species, capable of producing larger leaves in terrarium conditions but most often keeping the 1/4 leaves. Foliage is a nice scalloped shape with purple new growth. As the plant matures, it will take on a purple-green.
This striking Sonerila has recently become available out of SE Asia. I will add more information when I have more experience with it. For the first few weeks after import, it was especially sensitive and went completely limp a few times. After heavy soaking of the sphagnum, it rebounded and now seems more stable.