Columnea, Goldfish Plant
Columnea gloriosa

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)

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Mission Viejo, California

Wellborn, Florida

Newport, Maine

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

On Dec 19, 2011, FlaFlower from Titusville, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

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