Osmoxylon novoguineense, Osmoxylon, Miagos bush, Fuzzy Wrinkle, Oldmans Hand

Osmoxylon novoguineense

Osmoxylon, Miagos bush, Fuzzy Wrinkle, Oldmans Hand
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Malaysia, Philippines, China
USDA Zone: 11-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageUltra tropical plant. Minimal temperature 55FFlood tolerant plant

This extremely rare plant has the largest leaf in Aralia family. The light green leaves are alternate, palmate compound. At the base the leaf gets wrinkled and creates a funny shape. Endangered species, there is a very small population left. It will trive best in filtered bright light, prefers moist soil and high humidity. In favorable conditions leaves can grow as large as 3-4 ft in diameter. Very ornamental plant, can be grown as a house plant or in a greenhouse. Ultra tropical, low cold tolerance. Related plants - more common species Osmoxylon lineare, Osmoxylon mariannense.

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