name: "Goldfish Plant"
Latin name: Nematanthus gregarius synonym N.
Growth habit: When young the plant grows upright. As it
ages it will tend to trail.
Flowers: Yes, orange flowers that look like a gold
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical. Pests: Watch for aphids
or mealy bug.
6" Goldfish Plant
information: This is just one of over 30 species of
Nematanthus. They all produce a gold fish type flower in varying
shades of reds, yellows and oranges.
Your plant will need to be placed in direct... filtered
sunshine to flower. If your plant won't re-flower... move it to a
sunnier location. Most "Goldfish" plants are grown in
6" or 8" hanging baskets without a saucer, making it
difficult to water. When the soil is dry to the touch (once to
twice a week)... set your plant in the sink and water it until
water runs from the bottom of the container. Feed monthly with a
balanced plant food. If your plant becomes leggy... just cut it
back to the desired size. It is possible to root the cutting in a
container of water or vermiculite.