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Columnea gloriosa

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Columnea (kol-LUM-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: gloriosa (glo-ree-OH-suh) (Info) (glo-ree-OH-suh) (Info)

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Category:
Groundcovers
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers
Epiphytes

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive rosieposy On Dec 19, 2011, rosieposy from Waxahachie, TX wrote:

I live in Texas and grow this as a houseplant. It roots extremely easy in water when I take 6 inch cuttings. It is an easy plant to care for. Beautiful blooms.

Neutral FlaFlower On Dec 19, 2011, FlaFlower from Miami Dade, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

How can this be a ground cover and an epiphyte, info is a bit confusing.

Regional...

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

Mission Viejo, California
Wellborn, Florida



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