Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis

  • Tapeinochilos (Costaceae, order Zingiberales) are rare tropical flowering plants. This genus comprises of 16 species, with its center of diversity in New Guinea. They have either terminal or basal inflorescences with small tubular flowers that are pollinated by sunbirds. Although research on these plants is limited, conservation efforts are needed to preserve these curious plants for future study.

    Beautiful black crown. Grown easily from cuttings. 

    Height: 10 to 15 ft
    Light: Full sun to partial shade
    Growth: Clumping

    You will receive five - six inch long cuttings.