Macleania insignis BLM 0628


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This Central American epiphytic blueberry relative calls the cloud forests home and enjoys cool conditions with no frost. Brilliant red new growth, tubular soft red flowers with red calyces followed by darkly intriguing fruit. Will develop a caudiform lignotuber in time. This is a visual feast for months on end.


Plant Type

  • Shrub

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 9b (25 °F)
  • Zone 10 (30 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Summer