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Aeschynanthus hildebrandii

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeschynanthus (es-kee-NAN-thus) (Info)
Species: hildebrandii (hil-de-BRAND-ee-eye) (Info)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral gaplanter On Feb 3, 2010, gaplanter from Lilburn, GA wrote:

We have this plant for over five years, but it never bloom though it is beautiful by being green all year round.

Positive carpathiangirl On Sep 3, 2009, carpathiangirl from Akron, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Profilic bloomer, long-lasting bright flowers, bushy growing habit, very easy to grow and propagate. Mine is over 5 y.o. and always looks cheerful, definitely worth growing.

Positive BayAreaTropics On Dec 22, 2006, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

This is not a ultra tender house plant. Mine has spent two winters outdoors in the S.F. bay area including a brief dip to below 32. These are cloudforest plants that do well along our coastal areas and coastal valleys with the protection of a tree or overhang. They prefer filtered sunlight and can be in flower anytime of the year.


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

Hayward, California
Brooksville, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Akron, Ohio
Albany, Oregon

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