Tolmeia menziesii

Piggyback Plant

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This common houseplant is a California native and can be grown in moist shade as a goundcover or in a container. The common name refers to the offsets produced at the leaf bases. The tiny dark flowers are spaced along stalks borne well above the foliage.

Common name: Piggyback Plant
Exposure: Shade
Water: Constant moisture
Form: Perennial
Height: 1 foot
Flower color: Dark red
Bloom time: Spring
Habitat: Moist banks


Mike Luther

The Santa Cruz County California Native Plant Society dedicates the Spring 2021 Plant Sale in memory of Mike Luther, longtime plant propagation team leader extraordinaire. Many of the plants in this sale are the last Mike shepherded for our Chapter. Enjoy them with his good wishes. 

Mike working in our propagation area

Suncrest Nurseries

Santa Cruz County CNPS gratefully thanks Suncrest Nurseries for their continued hosting of our propagation endeavors. Suncrest generously provides nursery space and materials, allowing us to bring more of CA’s native flora to your gardens.

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