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Aeschynanthus fecundus

Basket plant

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow-green, red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aeschynanthus fecundus (Basket plant). This is an evergreen shrub. The leaves are strap-shaped and dark green. The flowers are produced in small clusters of yellow-green or red blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Malaysia

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Water sparingly in low temperatures. They are frost tender and they will need a fairly humid atmosphere and a position out of direct sunlight.

Propagation

Take cuttings of young shoots in the spring, or propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids.

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