Columnea minor

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Ron Myhr

Also known as Trichantha minor, Columnea teuscheri and Trichantha teuscheri.

C. minor is a highly variable species characterized by thin, wiry, trailing stems, and maroon to dark red flowers emerging from a very fimbriate (divided) calyx. They make handsome specimens, and can be grown in a bright window if provided with decent humidity and moderate to cool temps.  They are not always easy to grow. See variations of this species here and here.  Other members of the Trichantha section of the genus with fimbriate calyces are C. filifera and C. fimbricalyx.

 

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