This Philodendron resembles the ‘Condor’ Philodendron, although unfortunately this one didn’t come with locality information. It is a true miniature, only getting as large as you see in this photo (leaves around 3″). The petioles are a light pink, while the main stem is green. Leaves have a red tint to them and are much […]
by Chuck Nishihira There are three clones of this Dieffenbachia, all with slightly different leaf markings, and varying amounts of white. The largest any of these clones has grown is about ten inches, the other two staying around 5 inches. They are very slow, each mature specimen producing maybe one plant every other year.
by Chuck Nishihira While a small number of Rhodospathas have made it into the terrarium hobby, none are as special (at least in my eyes) as this unknown glaucous colored species from Peru. There is at least one species from Ecuador that wins in terms of brightness of the color (that color is red), but […]
by Chuck Nishihira Rhodospathas are a very overlooked genus for use in the terrarium. Many pretty ones come from Ecuador and Peru. Some were even introduced en masse via tissue culture over a decade ago, but are still not very often seen in terrariums. They are relatively slow-growing, and are either small or willing to […]
by Chuck Nishihira I remember visiting Japanese aquarium stores well over a decade ago and being floored when I saw Bucephaladras for the first time. The diversity of what was available then in no way compares to the present. I remember sitting down and sharing a MacDonald’s “Filet O shrimp” (this is japan remember) and looking at […]
This exceptional aroid is from Peru and is an incredibly small species. The leaves stay around 1/4 inch and grow in a shingling fashion (very tightly) and slowly. A 12 leaf piece is only about 1.5 inches long. It has winged petioles like a pteromeschium sector species. It took over two years to grow.