Tapeinochilos are rhizomatous herbs from New Guinea, Indonesia, Australia and the Solomon Islands. The flowers can be either borne basally or terminally depending on the species. The stems are bamboo like varying from banded brown and white as with T.xdensum to vivid red as with T. moluccan. The day flowers peak out of hard coned bracts that vary in color from black to red to yellow.
Tapeinochilos are extremely tropical and water loving creatures. They look best when either massed or made a feature of.YOu'll find more information about growing tapeinochilos on our blog.