Aeschynanthus is part of the Gesneriaceae family - just like the African Violet. It is native to Thailand, Singapore, Sumatra and other parts of South East Asia. Leaves are fleshy, elliptic and smooth edged, they are arranged in pairs along a trailing stem. Flowers are red and tubular in shape and surrounded by a tubular calyx (an outer covering of the petals) and grow in clusters at the ends of the stems.
Pot: 15cm diameter
Length: Approximately 30cm in length
Secrets to success
Light: Bright indirect light to partial shade.
Watering: Aeschynanthus are quite thirsty, keep potting mix damp. Reduce watering in winter to encourage bud formation.
Air humidity: Average to higher humidity, over 60% is preferred.
Potting mix: Well draining mix with some sphagnum moss.
This plant is non-toxic.