Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Pilea and Lecanthus

Pilea are probably better known as houseplants but some of the Asian species seem to be hardy in moist woodland conditions.

Pilea sp. DS 834
Pilea sp.DS 834
Another luxuriant woodland ground-cover, more like the tropical P.cadieri with serrated, silver splashed leaves.
Pilea sp.DS 834
£7



Pilea aff. plataniflora Pelling PB02-518
Pilea cf. plataniflora Pelling PB02 518
A low bushy woodlander with smooth elliptical fresh green leaves with three prominent veins, and branching sprays of tiny creamy flowers.
For damp shady conditions
£7




Lecanthus aff. peduncularis
Lecanthus aff. peduncularis
A peculiar little woodlander – a member of the nettle family (but non-stinging) making a fresh green ground-cover. The flowers are individually tiny but gathered into pale fruit pastille-like heads, reminiscent of a Dorstenia.
Lecanthus aff. peduncularis
More of a curio than a great beauty but I really like it.
£7



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