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Nematanthus glabra - Gold Fish Plant

Genus: Nematanthus.

Species: Nematanthus glabra.

Common name: Goldfish plant
Botanic name: Nematanthus glabra
Family: Gesneriaceae

Native to tropical America, the goldfish plant belongs to the same family as African violets and gloxinias. This Costa Rican native needs high humidity and bright indirect light.

The flowers look just like goldfish without fins. This is a classic plant for a hanging basket. It grows best indoors in bright filtered light, or outside in a warm sheltered position, but it is frost tender.

Photos of this plant

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