Erect branchlets ranked with rigidly held thick oval crenate leaves pelted with grayish-white hairs. Eventually topped with clusters of lime-yellow flowers, this Madagascar native with its curious grooved petioles holding thick leaves with a somewhat oakleaf lobed cookie cutter outline, is sometimes confused in the wholesale trade with the slightly cupped leaved 'Be-Hararotii' which has more a beachleaf toothed outline . Both are beautiful, easy to grow in strong light and ample heat, and shamefully overlooked by collectors.
|Cultural Code||HP CGH|
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.×