Columnea, Goldfish Plant
Columnea 'Early Bird'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Columnea (kol-LUM-nee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Bird

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Nottingham, Maryland

Ellerbe, North Carolina

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bellaire, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 8, 2011, angelwing58 from Overlea, MD wrote:

i had this plant for about 6 years. it sits in my kitchen window above the sink. it blooms every spring and summer with pretty flowers. and i take cuttings from it to make more plants.and a very easy plant to grow. oh it loves to be misted also.