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Goldfish Plant, Hypocyrta glabra - Plant

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The flower has petals fused into a pouch-like shape, with a small opening. The fancied resemblance of the flower to a goldfish gives the plant its common name,goldfish plant.
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Description for Goldfish Plant, Hypocyrta glabra

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
- Orange-red Seasonal bloomer 0.25 to 1 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 plant’s needs, hold water for extended periods of time.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Part shade to full shade well-drained soil Medium 65 to 75 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Goldfish Plant

  • 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.

Typical uses of Goldfish Plant

Special features: Almost always used in hanging baskets to effectively display their flowers.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org http://www.gardeningknowhow.com

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