Tolmeia : Greenhouse Plants

C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)

Family: Saxifragaceae

NW America

Tolmeia menziesii is aptly named the Piggy Back Plant because of the small plantlets that grow out of the centres of older leaves where they meet the leaf stem. This is grown as a foliage plant as the flowers are insignificant. As the plantlets weigh down the leaves they look good in a hanging basket. Clearly there is no problem with propagation here, the leaves holding plantlets being cut off and inserted into cutting compost so that the junction of leaf with leaf stem is making good contact with the soil. For the faint hearted these leaves could be pegged down into the pot and allowed to root before being severed from the parent plant. They make good tough little plants which will only be killed by overwatering, especially when temperatures are low.

03. August 2013 by admin
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