This variable species occurs in China and has at least two color forms that look drastically different. There are green and pink types, pictured below. The growth habit is similar but the pink one seems to have more upright new growth, whereas the green one produces new growth that faces toward the ground. This species can grow to about 8 inches but often stays smaller. It is covered in fuzzy hairs and produces fruits that turn from cream to red […]
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 incredible plant occurs throughout India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is classified as critically endangered, but in the hobby, it is a well known, only somewhat rare plant. There are two different leaf forms depending on growing conditions. When climbing, leaves are heart-shaped and plastered to the growing surface. When the plant gets so large growing on a tree that it moves off the tree, the leaves become more elongated and in isolation are more difficult […]
I’m not sure why it is that I always am always attracted to plants that are bumpy or hairy, or even better yet bumpy and hairy! I do take comfort in knowing that I am far from alone on this as there are many fans of plants such as Anthurium reflexinervium or Elaphoglossum crinitum. So here is a small gallery of some other plants that have these traits. While some need to be magnified to really appreciate these characteristics, others are […]