Do you already have a collection of Cyrtosperma ornamental plants? This plant, which is often found in Papua, has many species, one of which is Cyrtosperma beccarianum. Do you know how it looks like? Approximately how much does it cost? Instead of being curious, let’s get to know Cyrtosperma beccarianum and the following prices.
Previously, it should be noted that Cyrtosperma is a genus in the Araceae family. This genus underwent taxonomic changes in the 1980s, and is endemic to Asia and the Pacific islands. This plant is known as “Giant Swamp Taro”.
The Cyrtosperma genus is a unique plant, because it generally has thorny stems and is harder than other Araceae families.
In general, Cyrtosperma’s natural habitat is a damp place in the form of a rather shady swamp. In the preferred habitat, Cyrtosperma can grow large, even more than 5 meters high. This cystosperm also has flowers that are completely bisexual.
There are many species of Cyrtosperma including Cyrtosperma hambalii, Cyrtosperma hastatum, Cyrtosperma merkusii, Cyrtosperma subulispathum, Cyrtosperma johnstonii, Cyrtosperma giganteum, Cyrtosperma ferox, Cyrtosperma beccarianum, Cyrtosperma bougainvillense, and many more.
This time we will get to know Cyrtosperma beccarianum, let’s see!
The Cyrtosperma beccarianum species originates from Papua New Guinea and spreads to West Papua. Like other Cyrtosperma species, this Cyrtosperma beccarianum grows well at low altitudes in rivers and ditches, swamp forests and thickets of peat forests. This Papua endemic plant also likes the shade.
Cyrtosperms of this type have the appearance of leaves shaped like boomerangs. The color of the leaves is dominated by green with white spots scattered all over the leaf surface. The leaves face upwards and are rough textured if you touch them.
The uniqueness of Cyrtosperma beccarianum lies in its stiff and conspicuous stem with black and white colors like a zebra complete with small but sharp spines along the stem.
This plant can be propagated by the cuttings method so that it will usually produce saplings that are exactly the same as their parents. The Cyrtosperma beccarianum plant grows in a clump with a canopy in the middle of the plant.
The planting medium needed to maintain this plant is a mixture of moss and ferns. In addition to being tolerant of water, this plant is also tolerant of sunlight so that if placed in a bright place, the patterns on the leaves will look brighter and plant growth will be faster when compared to plants placed in a place with dim light.
If the plant likes water, then usually the plant also likes a damp place, so if it is left in dry temperatures, the tips of the leaves will usually curl and burn. To prevent the leaves from burning, you can soak them in water to restore the shape and color of the leaves. However, this method cannot be done on young plant leaves.