Home

Strange Wonderful Things

Rare and exotic plants & seeds

Turquoise Puya

Striped Drimiopsis

This a close look at an awesome, new Striped Drimiopsis.  This striking Hyacinth relative was recently discovered in the hills of South Africa, and it hasn't been given a species name yet.  Most Drimiopsis plants have small leaves with spots, but this one has oversized leaves with bold stripes, creating a terrific visual show.  It is a choice houseplant that happens to be easy to grow!

Striped Drimiopsis 'Kampersrus'

The striped Drimiopsis forms a bulb that multiplies readily, eventually forming a dense colony of plants.  The leaves grow from 6 to 12 inches tall, depending on the light intensity, with dimmer light favoring larger growth.  The stripes along the leaves are unusually clean and distinct, regardless of the light level.  The plant flowers throughout much of the year, with a stalk of small, greenish-white blooms.  The blooms aren't very showy, but the outstanding foliage more than makes up for it!

Striped Drimiopsis

The plant was discovered in northern South Africa, where the climate is subtropical.  I don't have experience with it in hot conditions, but if it is like other Drimiopsis species, it should handle heat well.  It tolerates cool weather, but it should be protected from freezing temperatures.  It is easy to grow in a pot, and does not mind being crowded.  It likes a well-draining soil mix that's kept evenly moist (but not soggy).  It grows well in filtered sunlight or morning sun + bright shade.  It may need some protection from strong afternoon sun.  In the right conditions, it's surprisingly easy to grow.

Check availability

 

Germinating the seeds

 

Home

Strange Wonderful Things

Rare and exotic plants

Turquoise Puya

Entire site Copyright 2003-2017 by Strange Wonderful Things, except as noted