Slim succulent leaves with soft pewter green rubbery surface outlined with a dramatic cocco purple margin--forms a thick mound of cascading foliage from which dangle elegant flat umbels of red and soft rose toned elaborate blossoms. A very beautiful undemanding houseplant, especially suited for a small hanging basket so as to perfectly display the blossom clusters. Similar to plants sent to us as H. wayetii as well as Unidentified #70 by our former Athens neighbor, David Silverman when he was in the OU Art Department; Kloppenberg suggest that this is the current designation of the plant originally distributed as Elmer's angustifolia. This modest beauty seems completely unconcerned with its nomenclatural complexities. Usually shiped as an unrooted cutting in moss.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
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.×