Left side and center
The left side is occupied by two hollow cork tubes that are
plugged at the ends with coconut fiber, then filled with fine grade orchid
mix. The vining plant trailing to the front is Aeschynanthus marmoratus,
which produces red-tipped yellow tubular flowers. Right behind it is a
Guzmania 'Empire,' and to teh left of it is Peperomia caperata 'Ruby Ripple.'
Planting these epiphytes in the cork tubes protects them from getting their
roots too wet and allows them to dry out a bit between sprayings. The plant
with dark quilted leaves is an Episcia, which is planted on more orchid
mix that sits directly on the coconut fiber substrate. The coconut fiber
wicks water up, and keeps the planting mix constantly moist which suits
most of the terrestrial plants just fine.