Monday, June 3, 2013

Nematanthus 'Dibley's Gold' - 'Mini' Plants for Miniature Gardens

Nematanthus 'Dibley's Gold'

 Eighth in a series,

Common name:  Variegated Goldfish Plant

Botanical name:  Nematanthus gregarius ‘Dibley’s Gold’

Height: 5”  Width:  4”  Form:  Trailing

  Why would you want it?

      It is very classy.  Nematanthus ‘Dibley’s Gold’ is a mutation from the plain green species, gregarius.  Seldom seen in commercial horticultural because of its long production time.

What is its best feature?

      N. Dibley’s Gold’ has shiny leaves and variegated green and yellow foliage.

How would you grow it? 

      It can be grown in very bright light as a hanging basket but could maintain itself in lower light as a houseplant.

What would you do with it in a Miniature Garden?
      Category:  Shrub/bush

      ‘Dibley’s Gold’ could represent a decorative shrub when grown as multiple tip cuttings.  An older plant with more length would be arching.  Because it is slow growing, it will hold its place for a long time.

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