• Phrynium pubinerve

Phrynium pubinerve

Size: ex 1.5L pots

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Quick Overview

  • Exotic, very tropical-looking appearance
  • Glossy paddle-shaped foliage
  • Insignificant flowers but large red fruits
  • Tender
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Description

Phrynium pubinerve is an interesting member of the Marantaceae with handsome glossy green foliage on tall upright petioles up to 60cm high. The creeping rhizome throws up several growing stems and in time produces a tall elegant clump. The overall effect is a very exotic tropical-looking plant. The inflorescence is produced from the side of the petiole from an internode with the bracts enclosing small inconspicuous pale cream-white flowers that are followed by orange-red globose fruit.

Phrynium pubinerve is ideal for a houseplant in the winter and during the summer can be pot-plunged outside in a semi-shade position in a warm moist sheltered aspect.

Although tender in the UK, I have found Phyrnium pubinerve to have surprisingly good cold-tolerance and will survive brief periods of sub-zero temperatures if under glass in a frost-free environment. This is not, however, a plant to try to overwinter outdoors.

Sometimes sold under the synonym Phrynium capitatum.

Additional Information

Order Zingiberales
Family Marantaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Narukila ovata, Phrynium capitatum, Phrynium densiflorum, Phrynium laoticum, Phrynium malaccense, Phrynium ovatum, Phrynium philippinense, Phrynium pubigerum, Phrynium rheedei, Phrynium thorelii, Phyllodes capitata, Phyllodes pubigera, Phyllodes pubinervis, Pontederia ovata
Geographical Origin China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea.
Cultivation Warm sun or semi-sun. Humidity. Humus-rich soil. Frost-free environment in winter
Eventual Height 1.3m
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Tender. It is cold-tolerant and will handle sub-zero temperatures for brief periods of time but not direct frost

Phrynium pubinerve

Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£9.99
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