This species was a very generous gift from a friend, and arrived looking nearly as it did in the photos below. It is a strange and beautiful one! Not surprisingly, it is native to Madagascar, which is home to some of the strangest flora and fauna in the world, having been isolated from the rest of the world for 88 million years. Its leaves do not grow much larger than the ones below (4″ pot for reference) but it will […]
This is a species that has died and come back probably 8 times in the past 5 or so years. Each time I think it’s the last time, but always keep the pot around just in case. It seems to have found a new home under a large leaf of Philodendron joepii and has been doing better with the shade.
This beautiful Selaginella has pink stems and forms somewhat succulent looking branching up to two inches or so off the substrate. I have found it to grow particularly well in clay. Here, a few years later, it has proved to be incredibly robust and fast growing.