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Aeschynanthus longicaulis

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeschynanthus (es-kee-NAN-thus) (Info)
Species: longicaulis (lon-jee-KAW-liss) (Info)
Synonym:Aeschynanthus marmoratus
Synonym:Aeschynanthus zebrinus

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Green

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Mottled

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hollywood, Florida

Miami, Florida

Cincinnati, Ohio

West Linn, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 19, 2008, RainGazer from Southeast, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Lovely, easy to grow plant. Cuttings root very easily.

Please note that quite often Aeschynanthus longicaulis is sold as Aeschynanthus 'Black Pagoda'. A. longicaulis has green flowers, as illustrated in the pictures on this page. A. 'Black Pagoda' has orange flowers. The leaves are very similar, but the flowers are easy to tell apart.

Positive

On Dec 3, 2005, Keyring from DC metro, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaves will be tightly spaced, thicker, and more distinctly marked in bright indirect light. To hand pollinate, take pollen from a newer flower (anthers protrude prominently from the flower) and place on an older flower (stigma protrudes).