Codonanthe carnosa

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  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: M. J. Tyler

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All members of the Codonanthe genus are scrambling trailers, which make excellent basket plants. C. carnosa has long wiry stems that trail for some distance. In nature the plants are epiphytic, growing on trees in moss and accumulations of humus. The trailing stems will root into the damp moss/humus they encounter, and the plant can become quite large.

In cultivation, propagation is easy – simply root stems in damp growing medium, keeping up the humidity until the cuttings are well rooted.

C. carnosa has pretty white waxy flowers, with some colorful markings in the throat.

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