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By Windy64

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

My question is on 'Fascicularia bicolor' quite simply ive no idea how to look after it or anything about if anyone out there knows of a website or has one 'please tell' i love the foliage and ive read it does flower.... big big thanks. p.

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I've found it the easiest of plants to look after. Mine are all in pots (clay), in free draining compost (JI No.3 with added grit), and they sit out in full sun, in all weathers. despite their origins (Chile). I've never lost one and we've had temps of minus 13 degrees in some winters recently. One plant I've got is twenty years old, in the same clay pots I started it in, although I have once repotted it to give it a little feed. Those I have planted out in borders, always in full sun, have done well. Just ensure good drainage, and I have often tilted the plant towards the sun, but this isn't necessary, I'm sure. Striking in flower when the leaves flush a rich red. The flowers are only small, in tight clusters about 1 to 2 inches across, and remarkable for their orange stamens against a blue corolla. Not long-lasting, although the leaves remain red long after. Propagate it by removing offsets from the plant, but wear gloves!

16 Apr, 2013


I have always thought that these plants were only hardy down to about 2deg c, must be wrong!, Derek.

17 Apr, 2013


Mine looked very tatty after the bad winter a couple of years ago, but it survived and is still growing quite happily

17 Apr, 2013

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