Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.


Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
Register Members O.C.D. Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Unread 08-09-2013, 06:07 PM
isurus79's Avatar
isurus79 isurus79 is offline
Senior Member
American Orchid Society Judge
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 8b
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 35
Posts: 6,403
Default Unknown Terrarium Plant

This is a plant (not an orchid) which I considered a weed when I grew orchids in Hawaii because it was EVERYWHERE! Here in Texas, I think it makes a great terrarium plant because it is attractive and grows VERY fast. I have it growing in my terrariums with the roots directly in water, but I have seen it growing outside just on the outside of my patio growing as a small, squat little thing in the Texas heat. When growing 'wild' it sticks to the areas that are shady. You can see TINY pink flowers on the last pic.


Unknown plant by Isurus79, on Flickr


Unknown plant by Isurus79, on Flickr


Unknown plant by Isurus79, on Flickr


Unknown plant by Isurus79, on Flickr
__________________
Steve

For all my pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/isurus79/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 08-09-2013, 08:26 PM
WhiteRabbit's Avatar
WhiteRabbit WhiteRabbit is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: May 2008
Zone: 9a
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 24,102
Default

Very cool!
__________________
-Sonya

Where ever you go, there you are ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 08-09-2013, 08:30 PM
isurus79's Avatar
isurus79 isurus79 is offline
Senior Member
American Orchid Society Judge
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 8b
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 35
Posts: 6,403
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit View Post
Very cool!
Thanks! I posted this question to Facebook and I got the answer Pilea microphylla. I believe I have found the name I've been searching for.

For what its worth, I highly recommend this species for terrarium growers who are looking for an ornamental plant that is attractive, grows quickly and absorbs nutrients to combat algae growth.
__________________
Steve

For all my pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/isurus79/
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes WhiteRabbit liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
flickr, growing, isurus79, plant, unknown, terrarium


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
?? Please watch the video?? Shinnok Beginner Discussion 131 04-26-2012 10:06 PM
Summer 2010 plant project suggestions flhiker Member Projects 288 08-09-2010 08:37 PM
plant finder RJSquirrel Beginner Discussion 0 07-07-2010 10:50 PM
Two unknown plant issues: what is it? reanaosrhyt Pests & Diseases 6 06-17-2010 07:20 PM
Unknown plant tim abbott Beginner Discussion 6 11-06-2008 08:15 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v1.4.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs, ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.