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Posted by james_ny z7 NY (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 13, 06 at 22:36

This guys really blooming lately, I think it's lava flow from Rob's. I need a bigger pot, I have to water every 2-3 days.

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RE: Columnea

  • Posted by komi z7/8 DC (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 15, 06 at 12:34

good growing!
It does look like lava flow.

RE: Columnea

Wow, James! That plant is blooming itself silly! It is gorgeous. What kind of light does it receive to bloom like that?


RE: Columnea

growhappy, It's near a large west facing window. It's actually a little leggy as many upper leaves fall off unless I water all the time [only a small 6" hanging basket]. It's a very good bloomer.

RE: Columnea

I shtis a goldfish plant or the guppy plant??

RE: Columnea

Trace -

Aeschynanthus is nicknamed a lipstick plant - it is a exactly how their bloom looks. I think the Nematanthus - guppy plant (bloom looks like them) and Columnea - goldfish (?)

It is more accurate to use the botanical names. I saw columea advertized somewhere in a big garden "pornography" catalog as a dancing dolphins plant - sounds yummy, isn't it?


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