This trailing Gesneriad makes an excellent house plant as well as vivarium plant, and blooms often. The flowers and white with tattered edges. Is a very easy species that can grow as a foreground plant or in a hanging basket, where it will grow long pendant vines. It is found in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Peru.
This Epidendrum was a purchase from the local Portland Gesneriad Society sale this past fall. It didn’t come with an ID but has recently bloomed, so I’m hoping someone will be able to tell me what it is. After four months it’s still alive, and has even grown, so I’d say it passes the preliminary orchid hardiness test. And the foliage,
This Episcia is native to French Guiana and does wonderfully in terrarium conditions. It will grow partially up a wood surface or over substrate. The leaves are under 4″ when full grown, and flowers are fringed white with purple in the center.
By the time I’d noticed this plant, it was close to blooming size, probably grown from seed on an order of plants from Ecuaflora. In person the leaves look a bit more bronze than they do here. So far it has been easy to grow and it flowered within a few months of germinating. It is a virogous grower and a big enough plant will flower more or less constantly. It’s reached about 9″ for me but may get larger […]
This Dircanopygium was a lucky replacement for another Dicranopygium I ordered from Ecuaflora, the original I don’t even remember now. It has stayed under 18″ tall, and has been tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Currently it’s growing atop a piece of wet wood, with it’s roots bundled in sphagnum and other plants. The leaf is forked about 1/3 the way up, the forked halves remaining close together for the entire leaf. The fragrance is strong, and even though […]
This Tricyrtis was blooming in my yard this week, (end of September). I’m not sure what type it is, but it sends out pretty little blooms the end of summer that hang off the growing tips, it’s easy to not even notice them.
This falls outside of what we usually post about, but this spider was too pretty not to put on here! She (?) lives in my garden on some flowers. The whole time I took pictures she stayed perfectly still! A little ant crawled on the flower, and while the spiders eyes didn’t move, in this picture it appears as if she is looking down at the little ant!