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.
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 pale red (grown in high/too much light) to a slightly glaucous green. It’s not flowered yet. So far, it has been a slightly finicky plant, […]
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 me though, and that it seemed to be growing somewhat sturdily (I’ve got the impression of many Kohlerias that if you so much as look […]
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 much as you let it, but it’s root structure is rather ill formed (at least in humid terraria) so it is very easy to cut […]
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 plant it likes to be mounted to treefern without much or any sphagnum. If grown as a house plant, a well drained pot of sphagnum […]