千葉蘭 Muehlenbeckia complexa Meisn
M. complexa is a vascular native of New Zealand, belonging to the Polygonaceae family. M. complexa forms a dense thick mass of interlaced branches. The stems are slender and creep or twine over other plants or rocks, without support it will climb upon itself. Forming thick and dense prostrate masses. When it occurs near the shore, frequently assumes cushion form.The stems are tough and woody, with numerous branches tightly interlaced, bark is red-brown in colour and have a wiry appearance. The leaves are petiolate, variable in shape and size, even on the same plant.Leaves may have lobed or entire margins. The leaves are rather sparse on slender stalks, up to 1cm long, the leaf blade ranges from 5mm to 20cm long by 2 to 15mm long. The flowers are delightfully scented and are supported on spikes approximately 2 cm long, that emerge from the leaf axils and the tips of branchlets.
|Soil:||moist, well-drained soil|
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer