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Goldfish Plant

Nematanthus spp.

Nematanthus gregarius - Kew Gardens 2 by Dinkum (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Goldfish Plant Overview

The genus Nematanthus lies in the Gesneriaceae family and contains around 35 species; these plants are native to Brazil where they grow as epiphytes. They are perennials or evergreen sub-shrubs with succulent stems and a trailing, branching habit which makes them suitable as indoor hanging basket plants in cultivation. Their unusual fish-shaped, orange flowers attract hummingbirds in the wild, giving them the common name “goldfish plant”.

Common problems with Goldfish Plant

How to propagate Goldfish Plant


You can propagate by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Goldfish Plant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Goldfish Plant

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

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