Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Plant with UT Colors

Goldfish Plant (Columnea Gloriosa)

I purchased this plant yesterday from The Great Outdoors as a gift for a teacher who wrote me a recommendation letter.  I like the rich coloring and shape of the small leaves, and it should do well both inside and outside.


Light: A brightly lit spot away from direct sun is just right (near bright east or south window).

Temperature: 55 to 85F. Can tolerate 50 degrees without damage.

Water: The Goldfish plant likes to be kept moist but can get a little dry between waterings in winter. Leaves enjoy frequent misting if possible. 

Humidity: High to very high.  (I am going to place a tray of pebbles and water under the pot to increase humidity in Austin's dry climate.)

No comments: