Goldfish Plant, Hypocyrta glabra - Plant
Columnea or goldfish plant is intolerant of frost; these are house or greenhouse plants outside the subtropics. They need a steady temperature, not necessarily hot, but average to warm, dappled light and shelter from cold drafts.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Columnea. Nematanthus||Orange-red||Seasonal bloomer||0.25 to 1.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
To avoid many of the problems with goldfish houseplants and other epiphytes, you must begin with the proper growing medium. The medium should be light and coarse and should not, in spite of the plantâ€™s needs, hold water for extended periods of time.
|Part shade to full shade||well-drained soil||Medium||65-75Â°F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Most problems with goldfish plant such as leggy growth, leaf drop, and lack of flowering are directly related to everyday goldfish plant care.
- Oddly, for a plant that needs such a moist environment, the biggest culprit is overwatering.
- Too much room can also cause problems.
Special features: Almost always used in hanging baskets to effectively display their flowers.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.