This pretty Pearcea from Ecuador is a newer plant to cultivation. It is fairly compact, especially for a Pearcea, and it is a beautiful purple-brown with tiny pink hairs. It usually stays around eight inches but can get a little taller in certain growing conditions.
This is a newer species to cultivation from Ecuador. It has distinctive purple-pink leaf venation that runs in a somewhat irregular pattern. The stem is a nice ruby red. Like many Marcgravias, it usually only produces immature foliage in a terrarium. The leaves are small and pointed, no longer than .5 inches in the immature state. The Condor are mountains in the eastern Andes that occur in Ecuador and Peru. Much of the forest is relatively untouched still, and it […]
This is the green form of this Pearcea, not often seen, and it seems to be quite a bit slower and less vigorous than the standard form. I received one very small plant years ago and just this year do I have plants available. I have not yet seen the flower, but suspect it’s the same bulbous orange blooms as the standard type. The leaves can reach 6″ but it often stays around 4-5″ in the terrarium. The foliage is […]
This plant is perhaps my favorite to use in terrariums. It is not particularly showy, but it stays small and compact and is somewhat non-descript ‘green foliage’ that does not look to me, particularly new world, or old world. For that reason, I use it in most of my biotope inspired (biotope+whatever else looks good) vivariums. It is native to Eastern Ecuador and is an IUCN Threatened species. In my experience, it only reaches about 8″ tall and stays compact. […]
I’ve had this plant for a few years now and up until now, it has been putting out mostly purple leaves with pale leaf venation. It’s overall appearance isn’t that exciting. This month, however, I was shocked to see an entirely different looking leaf on this species, which looked so unalike the typical growth I thought it was a hitchhiker that I was just now noticing. It has bright green leaf venation and leaf tips. Had I not checked to […]
This beautiful Peperomia hails from southern Ecuador and only reaches about 6″ tall. It maintains a pretty shape, with leaves getting subtly larger towards the tips. The leaf venation is silvery white, and the underlying foliage. Stems are bright red.
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 exceptional Peperomia is from Santo Domingo in NW Ecuador. It is perhaps the most corrugated species I have observed, and it only gets nicer with age. It is slower growing but not difficult to grow and is rosette-forming. The foliage remains a dark green, with slight silvery tints along the largest corrugations and the leaf edges.
This is another NOID Marcgravia out of Ecuador, that resembles M. umbellata. It is one of the most strikingly patterned aff. umbellatas that I have seen, and it seems to be an easy keeper so far. The new grown comes out more yellow and darkens with age.