Another SE Asian species, this one unfortunately did not come with more precise locality data. It’s lobed leaves come out very green and very fuzzy, slowly reaching about 4″ in length. I’ve not had it very long so cannot say for certain this is its mature size. Flowers are magenta and diminutive.
This oddball plant from Ecuador is on the temperamental side, and seems to prefer sphagnum over clay or potting soil. It likes low-medium light and has a beautiful purple leaf underside. It grows well on a horizontal branch, and with time may even grow up a mostly vertical surface. So far, it has only reached about 5″ in diameter but may get larger given time. The lower leaves are prone to melting, so take care not to overwater. The more […]
Some of the newly available Asian species to the US are Elatostema species, a rarely seen genus in the terrarium hobby. This one is from Borneo, and so far has been an easy, albeit, slow species. The leaves have a sticky texture, although no secretions are given off, and no discernible residue is left on the skin. It’s intensely corrugated leaves have reached about 4″ long thus far, but I’ve not had it more than a year so cannot say […]
This lobe type Sonerila is from Borneo, and so far has only attained a leaf size of about 4″. New leaves come out bright pink and very very slowly grow out into longer lobed leaves. Mine flowered shortly after I received it, but the seed pods were already dry. If anyone has experience with collecting seeds of this species and cares to share their experiences, please post below or contact me.
This Argostemma is from SE Asia, and miraculously can be grown from a single leaf cutting. The first few leaves are solid green, and then subsequent ones are this white silver color. The largest plants I’ve seen of this species are around 8″, but it is not a commonly grown species and not much is know about it.
I’ve had this Dicranopygium for about three years now and only recently has it started to look nice. It is rather strange in its growth habit as it climbs. This one is growing up a branch, putting out leaves every 6″ or so off the main stem. It is from Ecuador.
It seems remarkable that there is even enough chlorophyll in this plant to grow, as in high light it becomes a stark white. Most plants stand about three inches tall, with the end few inches or two hanging down, sometimes touching the substrate again. It is difficult to capture in photographs but it has a very lacy appearance. It occurs in Peru and perhaps elsewhere. The immature growth, Mature growth,
This rare Marcgravia isn’t seen often in cultivation and is rather slow-growing. It has a nice pink stem and light green leaves. It grows up a background nicely, but if placed in the foreground will develop a compact little mound unlike many Marcgravia. It has a very whimsical look to it.