Marcgravia umbellata is a woody vine in the Marcgraviaceae family, native to tropical regions of Central and South America, as well as in the Caribbean. It is an epiphytic plant, meaning it grows on other plants, usually tree trunks. It is commonly known as Monkey Paws. One of the standout features of Marcgravia Umbellata is its charming umbel-like clusters of leaves, which give it a distinctive appearance – oval-shaped and arranged alternately along the stem and are thick and leathery. As the plant matures, these clusters become more pronounced, creating a visually appealing display that sets it apart from other foliage plants. They are a type of shingling plant, which means it is a vine species that have a climbing tendency, reaching towards light by tightly embracing the surface upon which they grow.
For plant collectors seeking a touch of rarity and hard-to-find, Marcgravia Umbellata is a coveted choice!