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Nematanthus 'Black Goldfish'

Nematanthus 'Black Goldfish'

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Nematanthus wettsteinii 'Black Goldfish' is a charming flowering plant prized for its unique, fish-shaped blooms that range from vibrant orange to deep red. These flowers contrast beautifully against the plant's dark green foliage, resembling a school of colorful goldfish in a garden setting. 'Black Goldfish' typically grows in a compact, trailing habit, making it ideal for hanging baskets or containers. When fully mature, it reaches a height of approximately 6-8 inches. 

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Nematanthus wettsteinii

Common: Black Goldfish Plant, Guppy Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but should be protected from harsh midday sun.
  • Nematanthus can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Simply take a cutting, allow it to callous over, and then plant it in well-draining soil.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Gesneriaceae family, also known as the African Violet family, which is a large family flowering plants that includes over 3,200 species.
  • Native to tropical regions of Central and South America, particularly in Brazil.
  • Nematanthus is known for its bright, tubular flowers that resemble goldfish, hence the common name "Goldfish Plant." The flowers can be orange, red, or yellow.
  • Nematanthus can bloom prolifically and often has a long blooming period, providing vibrant color for much of the year.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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