This form of the species sports less red tints the foliage which results in a more stark contrast with the silver-white views on the green base color.
Pearcea hypocyrtiflora is an charmingly attractive oddity. It is a Gensneriad, develops from a rhizomatous and spreading root structure. The foliage is attractively colored in red and green and the flowers are little "balloons" of red-orange. For me, it has been a good grower, performing well in shallow but wide containers of humusy, free-draining potting soil. It seems to prefer warmth and does best if kept above 65F. Even so, this plant may rest a little in the winter and even shed some leaves at that time.
The plant does best in a humid greenhouse or as a terrarium subject - just keep in mind its spreading / stoloniferous nature and allow for a wide shallow root run.
NBS in 3" dia pots. All pots will contain 2, or more, growth crowns!
|Int - Warm||Low - Medium|
|6", mounding - spreading||65-85%|