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Tapeinochilus Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Tapeinochilus genus. This is a genus of about 15 species of evergreen, spreading perennial, which are grown for their foliage and flowers. They are suitable for rock gardens and peat beds.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens

Origin

Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their colourful, leaf-like bracts (foliage).

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plants that will need heat and humidity to thrive. You can plant in partial-shade in sandy, humus-rich soil. It is not easy to grow successfully in pots.

Propagation

Propagation is from seeds or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite may be a problem with pot grown plants.

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