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Aeschynanthus speciosus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to January
  • Height0.25m to 1m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.85m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourOrange
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Aeschynanthus speciosus. This species is summer flowering and it will produce large clusters of tubular orange blooms with yellow throats throughout summer and autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Malaysia

Interest and use

Indoor, hanging baskets.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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

Propagation is by tip cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs

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