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Homalocladium platycladum

Common Name: Tapeworm Plant/ Centipede plant/ ribbon bush

Plant Family: Polygonaceae

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Homalocladium platycladum
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6 in stock

Quantity or Pot size (see 'Pot Sizes' tab below):  9 cm pots


Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)
Position/ Situation:  Shady spot indoors/under glass
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Suggested Use:  Houseplant
Season of Interest:  All year round
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes


(syn Muehlenbeckia platycladum) A strange shrub from tropical regions with curious flattened and jointed stems which give rise to the common names Tapeworm/ Centipede plant or ribbon bush. Tiny little white flowers followed by red fruits may appear in the right conditions. If so these appear on the joints of the stems. Grow as a house or conservatory plant in bright light but shade from hot sun. Also appreciates a fairly humid atmosphere so suitable for a bathroom and may become a conversation point for guests!


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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.