The caudex of a wild
plant in Bhutan - with flowers.
Rather dormant wild
plant in Bhutan, but with flowers in January.
It grows as a
epiphyte in nature, but in peat in the window. I will raise the
caudex over the next couple of years.
Big plant in a German BG.
Hermann Otto Sleumer, 1939
||Vaccinium serpens Wight, 1847.
Pentapterygium serpens Klotzsch,
Agapetes serpens var. alba ,Airy Shaw.
This member of the Ericaceae family was given this name by Hermann Otto Sleumer in 1939. It's
found as an epiphyte on the Himalayan foothills. It gets water all
year round and some sun between the trees. The caudex will grow to 15 centimetres, the
stems to 70 centimetres. The flowers are pink, and
propagation by cuttings are also possible.
The genera name from 'agapétos'
meaning 'lovely', referring to the flower. The species name means
'snaked' like the branches.
a rather high