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Goldfish Around (Nematanthus gregarius)

And of course, the goldfish continue. This has bloomed almost all year since it started about two years ago. So fun and rewarding.

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What is this plant Gt ?

16 Nov, 2009


Nematanthus gregarius. This one has stiffer curled leaves while some varieties have soft or even fuzzy ones, but these have the firmest flowers as well. Very fun. I just saw one today at a womans house with purple tint to the leaves and red stripes down the flowers. Got the shot on my phone, but that takes a bit for me to get to the computer. :-) You can link to my other shots of it at My Garden to the left or use the other links to see other peoples, if there are any. :-).

16 Nov, 2009


Thanks, will do :-)

16 Nov, 2009


Interesting plant looks simular to the money tree.

16 Nov, 2009


Very unusual plant, never seen one like this.

16 Nov, 2009


Thank you Morgana and TOG. :-) I took it as cutting from a plant 7 years ago and it has really gotten big. Needs a trim, but its always blooming so I just never get to it. Needs lots of sun.

17 Nov, 2009


It looks healthy enogh nice shiney leaves

17 Nov, 2009


It has gotten really big, Morgana. A visiting friend took a bit as cutting a few weeks ago. I really need to cut it back alot. Its about 4ft, draping onto the floor. I've other pics you can link to under what else top left column in Nematanthus gregarious

18 Nov, 2009


You have a magic touch, Gt.... I love these plants but have never had success with them...

22 Nov, 2009


Thank you Lori. It did little to nothing for a few years. Once I put the sodium lamp on it, it started to bloom and continues since then. Needs sooo much light, and good solid real light, wont do so well with the bluer fluerescents.

24 Nov, 2009


Aha! so it's the light spectrum! Thanks Gt!

25 Nov, 2009


Sure. Accidental discovery, but vital I think. Delonix swears his blooms because of the San DIego Sun.

28 Nov, 2009


Mine did really well outside over the summer and bloomed a lot. It did NOT like moving back inside and dropped most of its leaves. I'm hoping it will recover. Mine is Nematanthus 'Tropicana' with striped flowers. They are related to african violets but require much more light.

2 Dec, 2009


Oooo, is that one with the softer wider leaves as well as the longer striped flowers? I've kept eyeing them, but haven't added one. I aught to now I've more space next to this one. I can understand it not liking the move. Maybe a trim when it shows new growth to keep it filled in and it will probably recover. Must have gone dormant, thinking the winter had come. :-) Mine is very stiff and waxy looking, unusual from those I've seen available for purchase.

2 Dec, 2009

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