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.
Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia
Grown for their colourful, leaf-like bracts (foliage).
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 is from seeds or by division in spring.
Red spider mite may be a problem with pot grown plants.
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