Tapeworm Plant


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Tapeworm Plant, Homalocladium platycladum, Centipede plant, Ribbon Bush is native to the Solomon Islands.

An odd curiosity plant that draws attention from its unusual flattened stems. Leafless in the blooming stage, Small greenish flowers at alternate joints followed by red berries (reportedly edible but not tasty). Long sometimes arching round canes develop as the plant matures.

The Tapeworm Plant is very drought tolerant and can handle higher temperatures. A hardy evergreen to about 25F but can resprout from the base if it is damaged by lower temperatures.


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