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asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th May, 2020

How long do goldfish plants live?

Goldfish Plant . Goldfish plant gets its common name from the long , tubular orange or orange-red flowers that look like everyone's first pet -- goldfish . This is a perennial and will last for several years with good care. Long stems can reach up to 3 ft (90 cm) and are densely covered with thick, waxy, dark-green leaves

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Similarly, how long does it take for a goldfish plant to bloom?

Goldfish Plant Profile

Botanical Name Columnea gloriosa
Sun Exposure Bright light but not direct light
Soil Type Coarse sphagnum moss or a combination of sphagnum moss, perlite, and vermiculite in equal quantities
Soil pH 6.1 to 6.5
Bloom Time Year-round in the right conditions

Also Know, is a goldfish plant a succulent? The goldfish plant , or Columnea gloriosa, is a trailing plant with attractive, dark green leaves and red flowers that resemble leaping fish. These pretty plants are native to the rainforests and tropical regions of the Americas. They make excellent houseplants and grow well in hanging baskets and planters.

Also Know, why is my goldfish plant losing leaves?

Goldfish plants lose leaves when the plant is too wet or too dry. If it doesn't appear to be a watering problem, your plant may just be going into a "rest period." Trim back the bare branches, put the plant in lower light, and let the soil stay fairly dry.

How often should goldfish be watered?

Your plant will bloom heaviest in spring and summer and during that time it should receive a half dose of high phosphorus (10-30-10) liquid fertilizer every two weeks. Water your plant thoroughly spring through fall, but allow the top 2 inches to dry completely before watering again.

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