This beautiful filmy fern is one of the hardier species, and grows in nice compact colonies. The rhizomes are rather thick, and the fronds only stand 1-2″ tall. It has a very simple leaf structure, and like most filmys, likes it shady and wet. I don’t put any filmys in direct light, as their leaves burn easily. They do very well with ambient room light and I wouldn’t suggest putting them within at least two feet of any bright lights.
This is a beautiful Peperomia that at first glance may not stand out as something special, but in my opinion it is one of the nicest species in the genus. It occurs in Colombia and Venezuela although it wouldn’t be a surprise if the distribution is wider. The leaf is a perfect little heart with raised veining. The color can range from a very dark blackish green to a fairly bright green depending on the amount of light it receives. […]