Originally Posted by DPfarr
I’d love to see Lapageria in a tank.
That sounds like a good candidate! Thanks for the tip. It's off in its own obscure family, so it fits the bill as botanically interesting. It's also funny for being a monocot that grows like a vine. Do you think it could be pruned to control spread? I want to try to fit at least a dozen different plants in here.
It looks as though Lapageria
is related to Smilax
, which are also pretty interesting. I ordered some S. bona-nox
seeds the other night, although I also read they are difficult to sprout. The foliage of this plant sometimes shows a unique mottling pattern...
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