This cultivar has been around for at least 20 years now! It is not very common, but holds it’s original name. Nautilocalyx pictus can be found in the Guianas, Colombia, and Northern Brazil. According to cybertaxonomy.org it is used locally as treatment against scorpion stings (doesn’t specify in what particular way). The ‘Jade’ cultivar is similar to the nominal pictus in the elongated leaves, but the coloration is drastically different. The nominal pictus has a bright green leaf center with […]
This fast growing Gesneriad produces butter yellow blooms and is easy to grow. It does great in terrariums and seems tolerant of a wide variety of conditions so long as temperatures are moderate (60-80) and humidity is high. The leaves are rather thin, and have a large swath of silver down the center, with silver leaf venation.
This pretty little Rhodospathas leaves only get about 2.5″ inches, and it seems to do best when climbing up a semi-vertical surface. It will also grow up a totally vertical surface but so far mine hasn’t gotten as tall this way. It has a shimmery texture and is rather slow growing, and doesn’t like too much light. It will get really pale and bleached out if kept in high light, and is an excellent plant for the foreground of taller […]
Here is a Peperomia species that elevates modesty into something special. It is a muted colored species with silvery veins that compliment each other perfectly. I do not know much about this species other than it is from Peru. It is a bit tender, and will die back for me quite easily. In my case I believe it is a problem with temperature, maybe a cooler situation will be more suitable to this species. It’s trailing habit coupled with it’s gentle colors are very distinctive. Concerning […]