A picture of a Aeschynanthus

Aeschynanthus

Aeschynanthus spp.

Aeschynanthus radicans by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Aeschynanthus Overview

    Aeschynanthus is a genus of just under 200 evergreen, climbing, perennials, well suited to arrangements in hanging containers. They come from subtropical climates and tend to be epiphytic, growing on the surfaces of other organisms and gleaning nutrition from their immediate surroundings. Species in this genus vary greatly in their features, some have thick waxy cuticles and others thin, soft leaves. These plants range in size and in temperate locations they are cultivated as popular houseplants, producing showy, red-orange flowers in clusters.

    Common problems with Aeschynanthus

    How to propagate Aeschynanthus

    Cuttings

    Propagation is by tip cuttings in the spring or summer.

    Special features of Aeschynanthus

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Aeschynanthus

    Useful for growing in hanging baskets.