Neofinetia falcata Tamakongou is one of the most popular varieties of fukiran and probably the most popular bean leaf. It grows quickly forming dense clumps of compact, dark green fans. Flowers are white, star-shaped, up-turned, and short-spurred; they smell just as good as “regular” flowers. The wave tsuke adds to the visual interest of this beautiful little guy.
These plants have at least three and usually four or more growths. In the past I sold this variety by the growth so you could choose your size, but these are great little clumps that do not want to separate. (Read this post for more about splitting Neos.)
Alternate spelling: Tamakongo (although this is not the Japanese version; without the ‘U’ on the end, the last syllable is pronounced incorrectly)
Dries Grauwels –
Neatly growing bean leaf with star formed upwards facing flowers. A bit more difficult to get to flower at my place.
Fiona Henderson –
I have a tamakongou with wave tsuke .It readily produces growths, and flowered for me this year. Delightful little plant!
Rachel Smith (verified owner) –
I admit this is the cutest Neo I ever bought! It’s healthy and green root system looks great. Every time I go into the sun room, I have a sense of joy when taking care of it.