Nematanthus 'Rio'

Photo by Gustav Ciamaga.

N. 'Rio' is a more upright-growing member of this genus, which makes it quite suitable as a table-top specimen in a bright location. I have grown it well in an east-facing picture window. The small but brightly coloured flowers show up well against the glossy mid-green foliage, and are produced in good numbers on a well-grown plant. It does tend to get scraggly after a while, but is easily propagated from tip cuttings.

 

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