Agapetes serpens

Agapetes serpens

In Greek, “Agapetes” means “beloved” & 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 - lucky for us it also grows well down on ground level, where we can see its amazing chevron-patterned, hummingbird attracting flowers up close. Forms a thick root from which the stems grow. New stems & leaves are reddish in color. Can be grown in full sun on the coast & will retain its reddish color. Or plant in part shade for a lush, green look to the leaves. The branches are very long (3-5') & arching & would make a great plant for a large hanging basket. Blooms February through June.

Kelly Kilpatrick-Propagator

Sun on coast/Shade
Avg. Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9-10