Species: Drymonia chiribogana
Native to: Ecuador
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: Medium moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial
General Information and Care: Drymonia chiribogana has quite possibly one of the most attractive and distinctive leaves that any terrarium foliage plant may offer. The leaves offer very distinctive silver veining unlike any other plant that Glass Box Tropicals offers. Additionally, the leaves get very thick and feel almost leathery as they mature making this a great choice to include with larger frogs like Phyllobates and many Dendrobates. Typically this plant grows upright, so regularly trimming will be required to keep it at a manageable size in a terrarium.
It should be noted that this species is listed as Vulnerable in its natural habitat due to deforestation and the fact that it has not been found in any protected areas.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 2
Shipped Size: Tip cutting with at least 4 leaves. Very easy to root in moist sphagnum.