Sunday, July 12, 2009

Homalocladium platycladium

Homalocladium platycladium,Tapeworm Plant

This is another strange shrub like the previously mentioned Ruscus which has stems rather than leaves. The jointed flat stems of this plant form tiny leaves for a very short time which drop off after a week or so. The flowers are insignificant tiny greenish yellow ones as pictured above.It is native to the Solomon Islands but is adaptable to a range of climates and has some frost tolerance. In warm climates it forms a large untidy shrub to about 2 metres and will grow in sun or deep shade.
2017 update: i am currently out of stock.

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