This plant has been sold in Asia under the name ‘versicolor red and black’, however, I have not seen any evidence to confirm it as versicolor. It is a newer species to cultivation, whatever it is. It does resemble versicolor in the compact growth habit, but it grows its rhizome in more of a trailing […]
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 […]
This is a new Begonia species to the hobby, still unidentified to my knowledge, from West Kalimantan in Borneo. Here is the plant newly propagated via leaf cutting, growing in sphagnum. Update this Begonia is turning out to be a real stunner! After switching it out of sphag and into a soil mix, it has […]
This beautiful bronzey Selaginella came in on an import from China. It was a hitchhiker on an Ardisia species, so I don’t have any info on it. It’s very delicate looking and has slender foliage. The tips have a nice orangey hint to them.
This small trailing begonia has ruby red stems and nice speckled leaves. The underlying leaf color is a greenish-purple, and speckling is a much lighter silvery-green. Leaves stay around an inch and maintain nice compact growth across the substrate. U074 has been tentatively identified as Begonia nigritarum, however, there does seem to be some variation […]
I received this plant about 8 years ago, and have since lost any information on it. It slightly resembles Begonia mildbraedii, but looks like a different species to me. The largest it has gotten for me is about 4″ tall with leaves around 2″ wide. It has red stems and leaves that range from a […]
This unidentified species has gotten about 12″ tall, but looks as if it could get larger. It seems easy so far, but I’ve not had it long.
This pretty Kohleria sp. was another Gesneriad sale purchase, and did not come with an ID. Kohleria are not a genus I’m familiar with at all, so I don’t have any guesses as to what this could be, and it hasn’t flowered yet, so, it remains a mystery for now. It’s foliage is what sold […]
This was a Gesneriad show purchase, and unfortunately, this one didn’t come with an ID. It is not surprisingly very easy to grow and propagate and seems to stay an appropriate size to use in even smaller vivariums. The leaves only reach about 2″, and the growth habit is such that it will ramble as […]
This is the easiest orchid I know of! I’ve not had good success in the past growing orchids but this one is really hard to kill. It is equally well suited to life as a house plant as a terrarium plant and is tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. If grown as a terrarium […]
There has been some speculation about this plant’s resemblance to Pilea hitchcockii and the cultivar “dark mystery,” but that identification has not been confirmed as of yet.