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PlantFiles: Aeschynanthus
Aeschynanthus tricolor

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeschynanthus (es-kee-NAN-thus) (Info)
Species: tricolor (TRY-kull-lur) (Info)

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Category:
Epiphytes

Height:
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Spacing:
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Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
Red
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
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Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral macybee On Sep 29, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Over 100 species of mostly epiphytic creepers and subshrubs in the African violet family make up this genus, ranging through rainforests of Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Some have become popular as indoor plants, suited to hanging baskets and flowering freely for months on end. The stems are tough and wiry, sometimes clinging by roots. Leaves are fleshy and pointed, arranged in opposite pairs, and the flowers, clustered at the ends of branches are trumpet-shaped but curved, often with the base enclosed in a conspicuous calyx.
Cultivation: Aeschynanthus grow happily outside in humid tropical and subtropical climates, preferring a position in part-shade and most at home in a hanging basket or established in the crotch of a large tree. In cooler regions they adapt will to indoor use, though requiring strong light. Pot in a coarse indoor plant mix and water freely in the growing period. Propagate from cuttings.

Regional...

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

Flagstaff, Arizona



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