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Homalocladium platycladum

Homalocladium platycladum
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Price:  £6.00

Availability:  

  

AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Common Name: Tapeworm Plant/ Centipede plant/ ribbon bush

Plant Family: Polygonaceae

Suggested Use:  Houseplant
Season of Interest:  All year round
Position/ Situation:  Shady spot indoors/under glass
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)


(syn Muehlenbeckia platycladum) A strange shrub from tropical regions with curious flattened and jointed stems which give rise to the common names Tapeworm/ Centipede plant or ribbon bush. Tiny little white flowers followed by red fruits may appear in the right conditions. If so these appear on the joints of the stems. Grow as a house or conservatory plant in bright light but shade from hot sun. Also appreciates a fairly humid atmosphere so suitable for a bathroom and may become a conversation point for guests!


Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
Click and Collect FREE Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands £6- £10
Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15- £20

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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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