Agapetes serpens

Agapetes serpens

In Greek, “Agapetes” means “beloved” and that’s exactly how we feel about this beauty from Nepal. An epiphyte (a plant that grows up in the branches of trees without soil) but, lucky for us, it also grows well down on ground level where we can see its amazing red chevron-patterned, hummingbird attracting 1” flowers up close. Grows slowly to about 4’ tall and 6’ wide with long arching branches that emerge from a thick, swollen root. New stems and leaves are reddish in color. Can be grown in full sun on the coast and it will retain its reddish color, or plant in part shade for a lush, green look to the small, glossy leaves. Blooms February through June.

Sun(coast)/Shade
Average Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9-10