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Gunnera manicata 10-15cm

Gunnera manicata 10-15cm

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Plant Description

Gunnera manicata, commonly known as "giant rhubarb" or "Brazilian giant-rhubarb," is a striking perennial plant native to the damp regions of Brazil and Colombia. This colossal plant is renowned for its gigantic leaves and imposing presence in the landscape. The leaves, which can reach an astonishing size of up to 2.5 meters (8 feet) in diameter, are deeply lobed and resemble those of its relative, rhubarb.

The leaves emerge from a thick, fleshy stem that can grow up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) in height. The undersides of the leaves are covered in spiky, reddish-brown hairs, adding to the plant's dramatic appearance. In summer, Gunnera manicata produces erect, reddish-brown flower spikes that can reach up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) in height, adorned with small, inconspicuous flowers.


  1. Location: Gunnera manicata thrives in partially shaded to full sun locations in moist, boggy soils. It prefers damp, humus-rich soil with good drainage to mimic its natural habitat.

  2. Watering: Adequate moisture is crucial for the healthy growth of Gunnera manicata. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist, especially during dry periods. Regular watering may be necessary, particularly in hot weather.

  3. Soil: Plant Gunnera manicata in organically rich, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Incorporate plenty of compost or well-rotted manure into the planting site to improve soil structure and fertility.

  4. Mulching: Apply a thick layer of organic mulch, such as bark chips or leaf mold, around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth. This is especially important during hot, dry periods.

  5. Fertilization: Gunnera manicata is a heavy feeder and benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer around the base of the plant in spring, following the manufacturer's recommendations.

  6. Protection: In colder climates, provide winter protection for Gunnera manicata by covering the crown with a thick layer of mulch or straw. Alternatively, cut back the foliage after the first frost and cover the crown with a layer of fleece or horticultural fabric to insulate it from freezing temperatures.

  7. Division: Periodically divide mature clumps of Gunnera manicata to rejuvenate the plant and control its size. Divide the plant in early spring before new growth emerges, using a sharp spade to carefully separate the rhizomes into smaller sections, each with several growing points. Replant the divisions in prepared soil and water thoroughly.

By providing the right growing conditions and care, Gunnera manicata can thrive and become a stunning focal point in the garden, adding a touch of tropical drama to the landscape.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description, similar the the one shown in the other pictures..

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Gunneraceae

Botanical genus: Gunnera

Botanical species: Gunnera manicata


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Plant Height: 10-15cm

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