Division of Marketing and Development
Susan Nardizzi, Director
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner
Podocarpus macrophyllus (Podocarpaceae Family)
Woody ornamental with deep green, needle-like leaves 2-3 inches in length. Overall length is 16- 24 inches long.
Leaves should be dark green and shiny in appearance and also free from black spots or black powder.
Care and Handling
Remove bundle ties and slant-cut one-quarter inch from stems base. Place stems in 2-3 inches of water. Store in cooler at 36 degrees F.
Nice filler for large arrangements. Covers mechanics like floral foam or frogs nicely and can be spray painted for added decoration.