Aeschynanthus garrettii

Aeschynanthus garrettii

Surprisingly hardy! This tropical looking epiphyte produces large 1.5” reddish-orange flowers August-September. It’s undamaged by temps as low as 30 degrees F and, even if it is frozen back, it will have time to re-grow and bloom! This great plant has been shared with us by Jon Dixon who saved it out of a discarded plant heap. It’s a great plant for an outdoor pot in bright shade. The glossy green leaves contrast nicely with the darker stems. Reaches 3’ high and 2’ wide. Native to Thailand, it naturally grows in the branches of trees without soil, so plant in a light potting mix and keep it on the drier side unless it is hot. Hot and dry = bad. Hummingbird favorite!

Bright Shade
Low/Avg. Water
Perennial
USDA Zones 9-11