Aeschynanthus garrettii

This showy epiphytic shrub comes from Thailand and is amazingly hardy considering it will grow well for me in less that tropical Mt. Macedon. It even belongs in the usually less than cold hardy African Violet family.

I find that it will grow well in a semi-shaded border amongst Azaleas and Rhododendrons as well as looking good in a pot or even hanging basket if such are your thing. It will produce arching stems up to 1metre long so will arch elegantly out of an urn or basket so chuck out a Fuchsia or two to make room for one of these exotic beasts instead.

The leaves are shiny and evergreen and the waxy red trumpets with white internal markings are produced for ages in the warmer months.

I have plants in 15cm. pots for $18.50Aeschyanthus garnettii

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