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 striking Marcgravia is native to Ecuador and is slow to acclimate. Once established, it grows at a moderate rate, and much faster if given wood to climb up. The edges are subtly white, and new growth is a very pale green. It has stayed small, with leaves about 1/3 inch. The stem is pink.
This Pilea is somewhat unique in it’s growth habit. Many Pileas grow in a rosette, and some trailing pileas move across the ground in a similar fashion to creeping Peperomias. This is somewhat of a hybrid, in that it grows a full little rosette, and then sends out a horizontal stem a few inches away, […]
It seems remarkable that there is even enough chlorophyll in this plant to grow, as in high light it becomes a stark white. Most plants stand about three inches tall, with the end few inches or two hanging down, sometimes touching the substrate again. It is difficult to capture in photographs but it has a very […]
This stunning species hails from China and possesses velvety leaves and a hardy constitution. It looks rather delicate, but in the terrarium at least, has proven to be a vigorous grower with little care. It blooms often. The undersides of the leaves are bright reddish-pink and visible when viewed directly from the front due to […]
This striking Marcgravia species is from Ecuador, and is one of the various ‘white’ species that are newer to the hobby (not to be confused with the older white species from Colombia and Panama). It is a slower growing Marcgravia (aren’t all the good ones…) that has stayed rather delicate looking, with only immature foliage […]
This one of the various ‘white’ species out of Ecuador. New growth is this crazy color and more mature growth has white leaf venation (in high light) and edges. The more mature leaves of ‘white’ are emerald green with stark white edges. It is a slow-growing species, and so far has stayed on the small […]
This Episcia is native to French Guiana and does wonderfully in terrarium conditions. It will grow partially up a wood surface or over a substrate. The leaves are under 4″ when full grown, and flowers are fringed white with purple in the center.
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.
A very classical looking fern from Ecuador that happens to be a filmy! It has opaque fronds that have a nice silvery sheen to them. It is one of the few filmys that I’m growing that actually looks like it’s thriving, so perhaps one of the hardier species out there! So far it’s been very […]
This form of tovariana seems to be a bit more succulent in its growth, and a little faster growing with a smaller leaf. It grows densely and the space between leaves is very small.
This Pilea develops intense silvery-white foliage when mature, with reddish-purple leaf venation. younger plants are all green. This one is from Ecuador and gets about 8″ inches tall but in my experience has not bee particularly fast-growing. It can be propagated via leaf cuttings (larger leaves are best to use).