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Marcgravia also known as Shingle vine and Shingle plant is a member of the family Marcgraviaceae. It's a fast growing flowering vine native to the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America. Marcgravia sp. ‘Peru’ is found in moist, humid conditions of the rainforest climbing high on trees. It's flat-leaved vines grab hold of tree trunks with aerial roots. Once it climbs high enough, Margravia sends out lateral branches and blooms with pendulous flower clusters which are pollinated by birds and bats. This particular form of Marcgravia has oval leaves that are very close together and overlap each other and the outside edges of the leaves are smooth. The midrib and veins are a soft white and not as pronounced as with other Marcgravia.
Marcgravia love humidity and therefore makes it a great plant for the humid environment of a container garden or terrarium. Being a fast growing vine, it will need to be pruned regularly to remain contained. This plant is not recommended as a houseplant in an open air pot.
Marcgravia is a great shingler plant - the leaves will overlap each other, and make for a spectacular display in the vivarium. Too small to support frogs, this plant makes a great feature or accent, especially when allowed to grow up the background or hardscape of a vivarium. Plant Marcgravia in the soil at the base of something it can climb up, provide it with moderate to high light, and watch it take off!
This Marcgravia plant has been in a naturalistic vivaria set up with dart frogs and has had time to grow in for 3-4 months. This picture is a representation of the growth habit of Marcgravia in general.
As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.
ALL PLANTS ARE SHIPPED IN POTS WITH SOIL OR OTHER MEDIA UNLESS IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO SHIP BARE ROOT
The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.
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Nice looking plant. It came in great shape and is a good size
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