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Macleania insignis BLM 0628
Macleania insignis BLM 0628
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Family: Ericaceae
Hardiness: Zones 9b-10
Mature Size: 3'+
Exposure: Part Sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Moisture Needs: Moist
Origin: Mexico, Central America
Price: $25.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P7606

This Central American epiphytic blueberry relative calls the cloud forests home and enjoys cool conditions with no frost.  Brilliant red new growth, tubular soft red flowers with red calyces followed by darkly intriguing fruit.  Will develop a caudiform lignotuber in time.  This is a visual feast and a balm to a mind jaded by the cartel commodification of plants.  Which is ironic considering the vast greenhouse plant factories in Central and South America owned by multinationals which produce mainstream young plants or cuttings for sale in the US.  Not that we are opposed to taking advantage of far less regulations than they have in their home countries for everything from worker's rights to pesticide use to environmental impacts or the low hourly rate.  Wait a minute - this does annoy the hell out of us!  Plants are people, too!  Thank goodness we can enjoy a plant like Macleania, artisanally produced by hand, in small batches with no pesticides.