Plant ID forum: Gold fish plant

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Jan 29, 2017 7:53 PM CST
I just bought a lovely houseplant called gold fish plant. When I looked for it in the NGA plant database, I found many possibilities. When I googled "gold fish plant" two different genera came up.

Can anyone suggest its identification and care?




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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 29, 2017 8:09 PM CST
What you have is Nematanthus .. it looks like it could be "Black Gold".

Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus 'Black Gold')
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plantladylin
Jan 29, 2017 8:22 PM CST
I agree, Nematanthus and a very pretty one too!
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Jan 29, 2017 8:24 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:What you have is Nematantus .. it looks like it could be "Black Gold".

Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus 'Black Gold')


Thank you, Anne. It does look like some of the NGA images of Nemanantus Black Gold, i.e., the ones with orange flowers.

Do you have any suggestions for how I should care for it?
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Xeramtheum
Jan 29, 2017 8:29 PM CST
I keep mine on the dry side but not parched - feed it every couple of weeks or so with that 1 tbs per gallon food. Seems to do best in really bright light but not direct sun unless its early morning or late afternoon sun.
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Jan 31, 2017 9:48 AM CST

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