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 […]
This small growing species is from Mexico and only grows to about 6″ in diameter. It is a rhizomatous species that enjoys cooler temperatures and is an easy keeper. Leaf undersides are light red, and flowers are pale pink. It is a very compact plant, sometimes called Pennywort or Pond Lily Begonia.
by Chuck Nishihira You frequently hear that new hobbyists are intimidated by Selaginella species. Mostly because they have a tendency to melt, sometimes what seems overnight. I think there are multiple reasons for this. In my experience there are two main ones. First, most of the commercially available species are grown in greenhouses and […]
by Chuck Nishihira