Hypocyrta : Greenhouse Plants

W – warm, minimum of 13°C (55°F)

Family: Gesneriaceae

mostly Brazil

Hypocyrta glabra is an excellent little plant which produces neat orange flowers from spring to autumn the strange shape of which gives rise to the name Clog Plant. Even out of flower the small glossy leaves on arching stems are attractive. There are other species, some similar and others large and unruly which are best planted into a hanging basket. In the wild they would trail epiphytically over trees and tree stumps. They like warm humid conditions and a light peaty compost. Cuttings are very easy to root in spring and summer. Keep water off the leaves as regardless of whether they are hairy or not they will be scorched with ugly marks.

18. July 2013 by admin
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