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.
This small rosette-forming Peperomia is a wonderful terrarium specimen, only reaching 6-8 inches and having a very compact growth habit. It is easy to grow and has wonderfully marked leaves, with a wide silvery-green stripe down the midvein, and dark maroon and red on the rest of the leaf. Peperomia metallica is a Colombian species, but this one looks a bit different from the standard metallica so I am unsure if this one also originates from Colombia. Either way, it […]
This exceptional Peperomia is from Santo Domingo in NW Ecuador. It is perhaps the most corrugated species I have observed, and it only gets nicer with age. It is slower growing but not difficult to grow and is rosette-forming. The foliage remains a dark green, with slight silvery tints along the largest corrugations and the leaf edges.
This striking rhizomatous Begonia is an easy keeper in the terrarium. It can grow to 8″ tall, with leaves 2″ wide and 4″ or so long. It was originally collected by Rekha Morris in Northern India. The stems are quite long on this one. The foliage, even from clone, displays a marked degree of difference in color. Some of the leaves are almost entirely silver, others have the typical purple/brown on one side, and others have somewhat random-looking spots of […]
This Argostemma is from SE Asia, and miraculously can be grown from a small leaf fragment. The first few leaves are solid green, and then subsequent ones are this white silver color. The largest plants I’ve seen of this species are around 8″, but it is not a commonly grown species and not much is know about it.
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 tanks […]