Typically paired curved erect deep green leaves, slightly patterned, only inches tall--sometimes arching up to ten inches if grown in reduced light; forming an advancing cluster of these upthrust tusks, all grooved and shyly glossy. Excellent as a windowsill plant, beautiful for the hues it develops in lite gardening, and newly popular as a terrarium or Wardian case plant as the line of curved upthrust cyllindric leaves looks like a march of tiny tusks breaking through the surface--very macho coy. A reliably compact Madagascar collection which is probably a distinct species or may be the species trapped in a juvenile form. We have greatly increased our number of stock pots so as to never be without this for your orders.
|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.×