Biophytum sp. Robs Violet Barn
This Biophytum originally came from the Violet Barn, and gets to be quite large! It is also very resilient to being flooded (I’ve kept it in 1″ of sitting water for months without any damage) which is indicative of its tendency to grow along streams in the wild. As a mature plant is is very resilient but young plants need to be pampered a little bit until their root systems establish. The spread on this one can reach 12″ but takes quite some time to reach this size.
These plants go to ‘sleep’ at night and with stress or touch, so when receiving your plant, do not be surprised if it is rather deflated looking. It should bounce back within 2-3 days.
The last photo is representative of the plants available. They are well rooted and shipped meticulously in their pots.