Species: Scaphosepalum microdactylum
Native to: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador
Temperature preferences: Warm to cold growing
Water preferences: Medium moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic
General Information and Care: Scaphosepalum microdactylum makes a great terrarium subject due to its small stature and love of warm temps and high humidity. The leaves of this species reach about 3" in length and ¼-½" in width. The leaves are a bright green and almost appear like blades of grass in a terrarium. The flowers are very small, and are typically red and yellow, though sometimes they are a very deep red to almost magenta color. In our experience, this species blooms several times a year in terrarium conditions. Overall a stunning species that we even have showcased in one of our own terrariums.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 6
Shipped Size: Blooming size division that may be mounted or unmounted.