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Nematanthus gregarius

(Syn.: Hypocyrta radicans), Gold Fish Plant
Nematanthus gregarius



Code: 90364

Price: $9.95


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Family: Gesneriaceae

Common name refers to the shape and color of the flower, somewhat resembling a gold fish. Easy to grow rainforest epiphytic species from Brazil. It has semi-succulent, glossy, dark green leaves with pouched-shaped orange flowers that attract hummingbirds. Give it part shade, good drainage, rich soil. It's very drought tolerant, so it makes an ideal hanging basket that gets irregular watering. Give regular feeding to promote blooms. USDA zones 9 - 11.

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
basket
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
conditions
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
plant
(W) Winter
flowering


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