Oplismenus: Greenhouse Plants
W – warm, minimum of 13°C (55°F)
The most commonly grown is Oplismenus hirtellus ‘Variegatus’ which has leaves variegated with white and pink. At first glance one could be forgiven for thinking that it was a Tradescantia as this is what it resembles, trailing over the sides of the pot and making a most attractive edging plant for displays on the greenhouse staging. However, it gives itself away as being a grass when it produces its dark red flowers at the ends of the shoots in summer. It can be propagated in much the same way as Tradescantia by taking short nodalof shoot tips. An excellent hanging basket plant.