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Houseplant: Homalocladium 'Tapeworm Plant'

  • $ 2300

Latin Name: Homalocladium platycladum 

This plant is categorized as a shrub, but a shrub like no other. This plant is more or less leafless and grows flat, segmented green stems about ½ inches wide, resembling, you guessed it, tapeworms. In the late fall through the winter, small greenish-white flowers are borne at the stem joints followed by tiny red fruit. The fruit is edible but not particularly pleasant tasting. This plant come potted in one of our Snug Harbor Farm Old English terra cotta pots, designed by owner Anthony Elliot and hand thrown by potters.

Light requirements: Bright indirect light.

Water requirements: Deep watering about once a week. Soak until water flows freely from the drainage hole.

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