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Arthrostemma parvifolium

Arthrostemma parvifolium is a a Melastome that occurs from Mexico to El Salvador, and is wonderfully suited to terrarium culture.  It often stays under 12″ but can get at least 18″ in some growing conditions.  It forms a small bush and beautiful pink magenta flowers that are easy to pollinate and produce a lot of seed. The seed pod and

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Alsobia dianthiflora

This trailing Gesneriad makes an excellent house plant as well as vivarium plant, and blooms often.  The flowers and white with tattered edges.  It 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.

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