The rough beauty of Trichotosia ferox

The rough beauty of Trichotosia ferox

Trichotosia ferox is not common in botanical collections. I don’t understand why… Perhaps because the plant can grow into a monster with canes over four metres long? Perhaps because it has a great tendency to spread? Perhaps because its flowers are not as large as you might expect? Perhaps because it is difficult to grow? Perhaps because a wily Malay elf is keeping this species out of the public eye?

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