This is a large Marcgravia from Ecuador, not coriacae but somewhat similar. It is easy to grow and puts out moderate growth once acclimated. New leaves are yellow-green but loose the yellow quickly. Like all Marcgravias, it does best when given room to climb.
This Melastome popped up in a tank of Ecuadorian Marcgravias and grew from seed. It’s about 2 years old now and stands 4″ tall. The leaves are broad but not very sturdy. After a year of growth, it was looking great, but then gradually the older leaves began to brown and rot off. With some monthly dilute fertilizer, it has bounced back and is growing again. On a few occasions I have tried importing Melastomes from Ecuador, they have done […]
This striking Marcgravia is native to Ecuador and is slow to acclimate. Once established, it grows at a moderate rate, and much faster if given wood to climb up. The edges are subtly white, and new growth is a very pale green. It has stayed small, with leaves about 1/3 inch. The stem is pink.
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 […]
This Pilea is somewhat unique in it’s growth habit. Many Pileas grow in a rosette, and some trailing pileas move across the ground in a similar fashion to creeping Peperomias. This is somewhat of a hybrid, in that it grows a full little rosette, and then sends out a horizontal stem a few inches away, and grows another full looking rosette. It makes beautiful little colonies this way and doesn’t end up looking ‘shrubby’ like many Pileas. Here it is […]
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.
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.