This Begonia species is new to cultivation as of 2019. I’ve not been growing it long, so cannot say for certain how large it gets. The leaves thus far have only reached about 3″. They are serrated and covered in white spots (as many of the Begonias from this region seem to be). The texture of the leaves is beautiful, although I’m not exactly sure how to describe it. So far it has been an easy species to grow and […]
This unusual Pothos is relatively new to the US hobby, really only surfacing for sale in the past year (2019). It has finely marked leaves that emerge red or yellow and then turn to green. It is similar to Marcgravia in that in a terrarium it will often stay in its immature state indefinitely, with leaves staying around 1/4 inch. It can however, grow leaves up to 7 inches. It is slow growing and likes to climb up a wooden […]
Dischdia are milkweed relatives native to Asia. D. pectinoides has a symbiotic relationship with ants, which live in it’s hollow pods and protect against parasitic insects. Organic matter from the ants is used as nutrients which the plant consumes. The pods are only developed on mature plants, and usually there are only a small number present even on plants of considerable size. The foliage of normal leaves is small, around 1/2 inch long and slightly less wide. This plant can […]
This miniature fern only grows to about 1.5 inches tall, forming dense matts in the terrarium given time. It prefers to be mounted to something, rather than growing on the foreground. Treefern poles work wonderfully, as do cork and treefern flats, and likely most other wood surfaces. This species enjoys high humidity, with some opportunity for the leaves to dry out between waterings. It is found in Borneo.
There are two forms of cf. U577, this is the green one. It is a trailing species from Thailand introduced in 2009, and is easy to grow, but prone to bronzing imperfections on the leaf. The leaves stay under 5″ and are defined by a broad silver green stripe that radiates out. Between this marking is are sections of dark green and maroon.
This pretty trailing species stays on the small side (with 4-5″ leaves) and is easy to grow. It was introduced in 2009 and is from Thailand. It forms a small rosette and then sends out runners, which can get quite long.
This is a new species to cultivation as of 2019 and has yet to be formally named or identified. The red stems and glaucous maroon leaves create a very striking appearance. I have had it in my collection less than a year, so cannot say for sure how large it gets, but I am guessing it stays under 10″. It is a slower species that I have been growing exclusively on moist sphagnum in terrarium conditions. Like many Begonias from […]
This exceptional species is new to cultivation and as its name would indicate, covered in mountainous bumps (bullae). It is distinctly patterned with wide silvery white striping along the largest leaf veins. Between are olive-purple bullae which fade to a more silvery-green with age. This is a slower growing species, found growing on limestone slopes in Vietnam.
This unique looking Begonia has an almost alien-like iridescence. Leaves are purple-green with bright green spotting and red undersides. It is a trailing species and will grow quickly if given space and high humidity. It is found in Laos and Thailand.