Lovely rich green pelted leaves with darkly blushed margins; flat-planed umbels of small ball-shaped rich red fls appear almost year round if kept warm with adaquate humidity--the modest size, beautifully pelted foliage and easily trained stems continue to make this one of the most popular "Wax Plants" for a small area--especially for small mossed topiaries and terrariums, even for litegardeners. The modest umbels emit a slight honey fragrance. Philippines species best grown in an epiphytic mix. Shipped as mossed unrooted cuttings. Limited availability.
|Cultural Code||TGH HP|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×