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Scientific Name: Gibasis geniculata
Pronunciation: gib-AY-sis gen-ik-yoo-LAH-tuh
Common Name: Tahitian bridal veil
Family Name: Commelinaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Stems trailing with jointed appearance; leaves ovate, appearing sessile due to sheathing petioles; flowers about 5 mm wide with white petals and hairy anther filaments.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Pendulous
Form: Mounded, Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Caribbean Island, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
Tahitian bridal veil
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Root rot, ( Drought resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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