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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.

Author:  Hermann Otto Sleumer, 1939
Origin:  Himalayas, Thailand.
Soil:  No; Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Vaccinium serpens Wight, 1847.
Pentapterygium serpens
Thibaudia myrtifolia
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.

It needs a rather high air humidity.

wild plant in Bhutan.