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 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.
This Marcgravia is very rare, and has only become recently available in the hobby. It came labeled as aff. coriacae ‘Melon’ and is from Ecuador. So far it has been one of the slowest species to grow. The color is an exceptional pink, with slightly green edges. The leaf is a beautiful oval shape, and very small. It resembles the one called ‘Melon’, also out of Ecuador. It is possible they are the same but I do not believe they […]
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.
Marcgravia rectiflora has been in cultivation for over a decade, long before the ‘Marcgravia wave’ hit. It is native to Cuba and perhaps the easiest Marcgravia to grow. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions and grows very quickly over a background or piece of wood. There are two species of Marcgravia in some of the images below, only the larger, greener one is rectiflora. The other is sp. Round Peru.
This charming little Marcgravia is a smaller species, capable of producing larger leaves in terrarium conditions but most often keeping the 1/4 leaves. Foliage is a nice scalloped shape with purple new growth. As the plant matures, it will take on a purple-green. *note* there are two species of Marcgravia in the images shown here. Only the small, purple-green one is sp. Peru. The larger, solidly green one is rectiflora. They could not be separated for the picture 😉
This tank is about a year old now, and houses over 50 species of plants. It stands 36Lx18Wx26T and has zoomed cork tiles on three sides. The substrate is a mix of turface and red infield conditioner in no specific ratios. The primary purpose of this tank is to give shingling species room to grow vertically. Marcgravias and many others do ok on sphagnum, but their growth is so much faster and more robust when climbing a wood surface. Species […]