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Gfp Columnea hirta

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A member of the Gesneriad family, Columnea hirta (also known as Flying Goldfish plant), is an epiphytic plant native to tropical America. Their succulent leaves are glossy and its tubular-shaped flowers are red, marked with orange. It has a spreading habit, thus goes very well in a hanging basket.

Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive around 4-6 hours of bright but indirect sunlight daily.

Water: Once a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Allow potting media to dry slightly between waterings.

Temperature: Plant tolerates temperature between 15-28°C.

Fertilizer: To boost plant's overall health, feed it with a diluted concentration of water-soluble, balanced fertilizer that contains equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15) once every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.

 

*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo. Plant may not be in a blooming state at the point of sale.