Biophytum sp.

This particular plant came from Rob’s Violet Barn, and did not come with locality information.  It reaches about 6-8″ across, and thrives in swampy conditions.  In my experience it takes over a year (closer to two) for seeds to grow to full size.  It also doesn’t seem to bloom as often as other Biophytum species, but is easily propagated via leaf cuttings (Biophytum propagation).  The root structures of young plants can be delicate, so it’s important not to move them too much.  As mature plants they are quite hardy and can withstand daily trampling by dart frogs.

 

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