|Latin name:||Codonanthe crassifolia|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
Plant Codonanthe in a hanging pot a.s.a.p upon receipt. Or use a tall planter that it can hang over the edges. The pot should have holes in the base and hopefully a matching saucer for drainage. You could also use a normal pot with holes, inside a larger planter without and catch the drain-off in there. Add a layer of hydro-pellets, then some fresh potting compost and plant your Codonanthe at the correct height for it to hang over the edge. Fill the pot with more potting compost and press the whole thing carefully in. Do leave sufficient space for watering between the top of the soil and the pot edge.
Water generously immediately and give your plant a nice warm spot (preferably), in part shade. No full sun and preferably not about a radiator. Avoid draughts as much as possible.
Water your Codonanthe regularly and do not allow it to dry out. It will really prefer rain water, and you'd do well to add some plant food to your watering can too during the growing season.
Codonanthe likes it very humid so regularly spraying with rain water is also highly recommended.
Store your Codonanthe for about six weeks over the winter in a coo, unheated room and water very sparingly.
Codonanthe originated in the tropical rainforests of South America where this evergreen plant grows as all epiphytic plants from hanging branches. These plants grow pretty wax-like flowers with a delightful scent. The flowers are speedily followed by berries. The round shaped foliage is a dark green.
Codonanthe is classified under Gesneriaceae.