Orthophytum 'gurkenii' is a terrestrial species from Brazil. A lovely unusual species which is probably the best of the genus Orthophytum. The thick leaves are chocolate-brown with broken silver-white zig-zag banding. Resembling a Cryptanthus in general shape, but larger and more arching, it produces a very tall green inflorescence with burr-like floral bracts and small plantlets. Pups are also produces from the base of the plant like a typical bromeliad. Very rare.
Prefers some shade, but will tolerate full sun. Retain adequate soil moisture.
1.5 Litre (Plant in first 2 photos is the plant you'll receive. Remaining photos of mature plant)
Plants will only be sent out to you on a Monday & Tuesday to avoid plants being caught in transit over the weekend. If plants are ordered after 12noon on a Tuesday they will be couriered to you on the following Monday. Tracking numbers will be emailed out to you as soon as the package is picked up by our Courier and on its way to you.
Please allow up to three working days for North island delivery, three - five days for South island deliveries and an extra day for rural deliveries. Unfortunately, we do not ship to PO BOX addresses. If your plant(s) or any other goods have not arrived in this time frame, please flick Toni an email email@example.com.
I prefer to only sell well-rooted, established plants.