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nematanthus gregarius

Nematanthus is a genus of plants in the family Gesneriaceae. They are typically epiphytic in nature, growing from trees in tropical rainforests.

In cultivation, they are often grown as houseplants in hanging baskets.

The gregarious Nematanthus is a species of the genus Nematanthus originating from Southeast Brazil.

It has small, thick, glossy, dark green leaves on stems that arch outward and can trail. The stems can become woody at the base and is often referred to as a subshrub.

It produces deep orange flowers that form a pouch-like shape similar to a goldfish, which is where it gets its common name, Goldfish Plant.




When grown indoors, the pouch-shaped flowers can appear at any time of the year, although it is common to see them in bloom in late spring and early summer. The flowers are usually dark orange and look like small goldfish.


Plant in rich, moist, well-draining mix.

The plant has a shallow root system, and although it needs to be kept moist at all times, waterlogging will rot the roots.

Nematanthus gregarius

SKU: P1285
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