Columnea microphyllaRegular price $16.00
This trailing plant had smaller leaves than its cousins within the Gesneriad family, commonly known as the "Gold fish plant" due to its bright orange-yellow, tubular shaped flowers that resemble fish and appear along its stems from Spring to Autumn. Perfect for hanging baskets, This plant naturally grows in crevices of tree limbs - they prefer an airy but moisture retentive substrate, they naturally obtain moisture and nutrients from runoff on trees and decomposing leaf litter so they like free draining mixes.
*Please note your plant may or may not be flowering at time of purchase.
Current Pot Size: 100mm
Synonyms: Goldfish plant, Columnea nematanthus variegata.
Origin: Central/South America
Light: Full shade - bright indirect light, Category 3-4 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings.
Maintenance: Keep warm over winter and don't overwater. Fertilise once flower buds begin to emerge for more prolific flowering.