5 years to reach maturity
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Long-Stemmed Basket Plant Overview
Aeschynanthus longicaulis is an evergreen perennial species from the Gesneriaceae family. It produces attractive stems up to a metre long, leaves are lance-shaped and coloured dark green. Commonly grown as a houseplant for the attractive foliage. Flowers are produced in clusters, they are tubular and orange-red in appearance, measuring up to 5cm long. It has a trailing habit and is frost-tender, keep above freezing temperatures, place in a position of full to partial sunlight and well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, it is sometimes sold under an older name, Aeschynanthus marmoratus.
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Grown for their mounding habit and for their flowers.