This easy to grow species occurs throughout South and Central America. The leaves reach about 1.5 inches long (and not so wide). It is a wonderful species to use if you’d like a cascade of green over a branch, as it has a tendency to grow pendently when planted up high. Stems are ruby red most of the time but fade to pink in the shade. It is a vigorous species that can be grown as a houseplant so long […]
This small rosette forming Peperomia is a wonderful terrarium specimen, only reaching 6-8 inches and having a very compact growth habit. It is easy to grow and has wonderfully marked leaves, with a wide silvery-green stripe down the midvein, and dark maroon and red on the rest of the leaf. Peperomia metallica is a Colombian species, but this one looks a bit different from the standard metallica so I am unsure if this one also originates from Colombia. Either way, […]
This miniature species only reaches about 4 inches tall, and the leaves stay under an inch. It’s rosette forming and is easy to grow, but also prone to melting. This species prefers a shadier location compared to most Peperomias, and does especially well with a coco choir substrate.
This Selaginella is a nice greenish burgundy, and will drape over landscape features in a very attractive way. It is easy to keep contained and grows somewhat fast once established, but annual trimmings is enough to keep it nicely sculpted in my experience. It forms large flat trailing pieces that are somewhat angular looking. It is a larger species in thickness, but it stays low to the ground (under 3″). For size reference, the tank is approximately 22″ wide. I […]
There is a section of the genus Solanum, that at least in their juvenile stage are perfect for terrariums. This section, Herpystichum is noted for it’s trailing and climbing habits and it’s adventitiously rooting at the nodes. There are 10 species, and supposedly these have narrow distributions. In recent years, there have been multiple introductions of very similar looking plants from Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador. All have fallen into the catch all name of S. evolvulifolium. While the juveniles all look very […]
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.