Margravia sintenisii

This well known species is also known as the Rainbow Marcgravia.  New growth is a bright red, and mature foliage is a deep green.  The most interesting feature of this plant though is the gradual color change from red to green, as there is most often a few leaves of ‘transition’ that are more yellow and orange in appearance, earning it the moniker of rainbow. It is easy to grow but takes some time to acclimate, and for me at least, has been a slower grower.  Like all Marcgravias, it is happiest when given a vertical surface to grow up.  It’s best to plant it on the foreground though, so it doesn’t dry out.

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