The lobed, deeply toothed leaves are covered in stinging hairs - handle with gloves! Odd-looking, golf-ball-sized fruit. I grew this from seed traded as Loasa triphylla, but some attentive visitors to this web site pointed out it's more likely Blumenbachia. In any case, it expired from our garden. Perhaps I'll try the real Loasa one of these years...
||electric shock plant
||white with yellow and red (summer)
||ordinary garden soil
||germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|J J in British Columbia||Aug 13, 2006||Hi Rob:
The Loasa Triphylla seeds you traded to me in the spring have sprouted into the most amazing plants. They're the talk of our garden. The flowers are small but beautiful. The whole plant has quite the sting to it - even the unusual seedpods have stinging hairs (but they can be wiped off with paper before opening the pod).
Our plants grow and bloom in half shade. It would make a cool-looking hanging pot outdoors in the summer - especially when the seed-pod balls are all hanging down.
Thanks again for the seeds. Well worth growing.
JJ in British Columbia|
|Tilo||Sep 02, 2008||Sorry no Loasa - Blumenbachia insignis to my mind.
|email@example.com||Sep 12, 2008||Ce n'est pas Nasa triphylla = Loasa vulcanica, mais d'après le fruit un Blumenbachia !|
|Diane||Jan 10, 2012||Do you sell a plant called blumenbachia or do you know where we can get it .|
I grew them a few years, several years ago, but no longer have plants or seed. They're not commonly available - you'll have to find a specialty seed supplier. Good luck!
- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy, 70F (35%G, 12-15d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (45%G, 10-35d)
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