This beautiful Peperomia hails from southern Ecuador and only reaches about 6″ tall. It maintains a pretty shape, with leaves getting subtly larger towards the tips. The leaf venation is silvery-white, and the underlying foliage. Stems are bright red.
The genus this plant belongs to is somewhat unclear but it has been suggested to be a Drymonia. It has flowered for at least one person, but I can’t for the life of me find the picture. Whatever it is, it seems to be one of those that either does really well and grows vigorously […]
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. […]
Ranitomeya uakarii have have only been legally available recently through Understory Enterprises, although in the past the pressure on wild populations due to smuggling is estimated to have been low. Their range is rather large, and they have been found throughout the Amazon basin in southern and central Peru, western Brazil, Colombia, and central Guyana. They […]
It seems remarkable that there is even enough chlorophyll in this plant to grow, as in high light it becomes a stark white. Most plants stand about three inches tall, with the end few inches or two hanging down, sometimes touching the substrate again. It is difficult to capture in photographs but it has a very […]
These frogs just came in today from Understory Enterprises, and look wonderful! They are bigger and yellower than I thought, with those amazing yellow bellies 🙂 They are bold so far, with 3 out of 4 spending most of the day out on the exposed cork background.
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, […]
This Ginger is native to Peru and Ecuador and is a wonderful plant for larger terraria. It makes an excellent perch and sleeping place for frogs and geckos, and Ranitomeya, in particular, seem to love the newly forming conical leaves. It doesn’t like to be moved, and even when I repot it here, the leaves […]
This striking Peruvian Columnea has bullate, fuzzy foliage. Grown in low-medium light it’s leaves hang down in a beautiful pendant fashion. In brighter light, the leaves still hang down, just not as much. The plant can get quite tall in nature (around `18′), but in the terrarium, I have not seen any specimens even close […]
This small Begonia hails from Brazil and has deeply corrugated leaves. It is rosette-forming and stays compact. The leaves reach about 3″-5 and stems are upright and pink-red depending on growth conditions. It does very well in terrarium conditions.
This is one of at least three Philodendrons from Tingo Maria that I received. Unfortunately, all that survives of this plant is this photo. If anyone has extra of this plant and would like to trade, please get in touch!
This a very elongated Philodendron species stays on the small side. Mature plants will have leaves of around 10″ but the leaf width stays around an inch. In the terrarium leaves rarely reach more than 3-4″ long. It occurs in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.