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Goldfish Plant - Columnea nematanthus

Goldfish Plant - Columnea nematanthus

Regular price $35.00 USD
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The goldfish plant (Nematanthus gregarious) earned its name because of the masses of red-orange flowers that appear in the spring and summer and look a bit like leaping goldfish.  They are profuse bloomers when cared for. They are relatively long-lived plants, surviving almost a decade, providing you repot them when necessary (but not too often!)

- You will receive a Columnea Nematanthus - Goldfish plant similar to the one shown in the pictures.

- Greenhouse grown. 

 - 4" pot. Will ship in pot.

Recommended care instructions - 

  •  Light - Goldfish plants prefer bright light, but they don't like direct light. An eastern facing window is perfect. They can also successfully be grown under lights indoors, especially during the winter.
  • Soil - A light, fast-draining potting soil is perfect. You can use fortified soils. In the wild, goldfish plants are epiphytes, a type of plant that grows upon other plants. It will usually grow on a tree.
  • During the summer, water generously and keep the soil continuously moist. In the winter, cut back on the water and allow the soil to become slightly drier. This seems to encourage better blooming. Be aware that the soil should never dry completely out.
  •  Humidity and Temperature - Goldfish houseplants are best in room temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They need mild to moderate humidity and can be misted daily with room temperature water. Cold water will damage the foliage. In particularly dry environments, a humidifier near the plant is helpful.
  • Fertiliser - Feed weekly during the growing season with a weak liquid fertiliser that includes micronutrients and encourages blooming. Controlled release fertiliser pellets are also excellent.
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