This easy to grow species occurs throughout South and Central America. The leaves reach about 1.5 inches long (and not so wide). It is a wonderful species to use if you’d like a cascade of green over a branch, as it has a tendency to grow pendently when planted up high. Stems are ruby red most of the time but fade to pink in the shade. It is a vigorous species that can be grown as a houseplant so long […]
In the past five years, there have been a number of small vines coming out of South America, mostly from Ecuador. This is the third of this type that I keep and is distinguished by the three-point serration on each leaf. The two other types are very similar, bright green and very small leaves, one from Peru and a second Ecuadorian species. Overall it seems to be a rather slow-growing group of plants, but once acclimated they can put out […]
Marcgravia rectiflora has been in cultivation for over a decade, long before the ‘Marcgravia wave’ hit. It is native to Cuba and perhaps the easiest Marcgravia to grow. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions and grows very quickly over a background or piece of wood. There are two species of Marcgravia in some of the images below, only the larger, greener one is rectiflora. The other is sp. Round Peru.
by Chuck Nishihira This is one of those plants that you come across that immediately grabs your eye, and upon closer inspection you realize that you have no idea what you are looking at. While there has to be some reading this that know exactly what this is, for now it remains a mystery to me. I asked a few people who I thought would definitely know, but their uncertainty mirrors my own. This was a vining plant that was climbing up a […]