Photo by Dale Martens
Grown by Ed Bradford
Although normally grown as a flowering plant, with apricot coloured blossoms shown against downy, silvery foliage, this specimen has been grown as a kind of bonsai by exhibitor Ed Bradford. The large interesting leaves contrast nicely with the big above-ground tuber, in a small bonsai pot.
A younger plant is illustrated elsewhere, showing the downy silvery leaves and apricot tubular flowers. A more mature plant early in its growth cycle shows the potential of the species for a truly beautiful display.