BUBBLES [Goldfish Plant; Nematanthus wettsteinii]

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Bubbles is named after - well you guessed it! This plant rightfully deserves its title for its masses of red orange flowers that look like fat leaping goldfish. It's bushy cascading appearance makes it a perfect hanging plant, adding a welcome pop of colour to an indoor jungle. It's a profuse bloomer when well cared for, producing dazzling displays year round. Just give Bubbles enough light by a north or east facing window.

Comes in a 16cm plastic grow pot. Decorative pots sold separately

Caring for Bubbles

Light

Place Bubbles a few feet from an east or north facing window for maximum light exposure, this encourages a showy splash of blooms. But beware of harsh afternoon light, which could burn the leaves. 

Water & humidity

Water 1-2 times a week in summer & once a week in winter. Bubbles likes keeping slightly moist in the warmer months, but not soggy. Bubbles prefers temperatures above 15°C. Average room humidity will do.

Feeding

Bubbles has an appetite, especially when producing showy flowers. Feed with a Canola Meal sachet once every 2 weeks in summer & every 2 months in winter. Avoid high Nitrogen (N) fertiliser as this will encourage leaf growth, but no flowers. A fertiliser high in Potassium (K) is best for flowering.

Re-potting

Bubbles likes to be root bound, but you can re-pot every 2-3 years going one pot size up. It's also easy to split your Goldfish plant to make babies. 

Atrium Top Tip

Pruning is the secret to success with this plant. You'll see at the end of each stem, soft green growth. Gently pinch this off to encourage fuller, bushier growth. Otherwise the plant can get scraggly.

Quirky plant fact

These plants originate from Brazil and are cousins to the African violet, with waxy fuzzy leaves. As with African violets, try to avoid watering the leaves directly to avoid fungal problems.

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