This incredible plant occurs throughout India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is classified as critically endangered, but in the hobby it is a well known, only somewhat rare plant. There are two different leaf forms depending on growing conditions. When climbing, leaves are heart shaped and plastered to the growing surface. When the plant gets so large growing on a tree that it moves off the tree, the leaves become more elongated and in isolation are more […]
This distinctively marked Marcgravia (no pun intended) is from Ecuador and seems to be one of the easier species to grow, and is rather quick once established. The intense white leaf venation gets more dramatic as the plant matures, with new foliage looking rather bland in comparison. The maroon stem offers a nice contrast.
This wonderful species in the genus Marcgravia goes by two names in the hobby. It was originally called species Brown, but then quickly received the name species Bronze by others. Whatever it is called, it is distinctive enough to not be confused with any other species in the hobby. This peruvian species is easy to keep in the juvenile state and a whole tank can be covered with the 3/4″ leaves. Allowed to climb, it would certainly mature and produce larger […]
This is a unique Philodendron in it’s growth habit. It was collected in Peru, and is not common in cultivation. So far it has not been identified. In my experience it stagnates without a vertical surface to grow on, but will maintain moderate growth if provided with sufficient space. It stays small, with leaves reaching about 2.5 inches.