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Achimenes Plant - Golden Butterfly

Achimenes Plant - Golden Butterfly

Achimenes were very popular in the 19th century coming to Europe from tropical America. They thrive as houseplants due to their tolerance to heat and humidity and few plants can compare to them for length of flowering time and equisite blooms. They can be grown outdoors but only if temperatures allow. Flowers late June-late September.

  • The flat flaced flowers open with a hint of pink but fade to white as they mature.
  • Short upright variety

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Achimenes were very popular in the 19th century coming to Europe from tropical America. They thrive as houseplants due to their tolerance to heat and humidity and few plants can compare to them for length of flowering time and equisite blooms. They can be grown outdoors but only if temperatures allow. Flowers late June-late September.

  • The flat flaced flowers open with a hint of pink but fade to white as they mature.
  • Short upright variety

BUY ANY 3 ACHIMENES PLUG PLANTS AND SAVE £6.00!

Also known by the unusual name - the Hot water plant - as it is thought that by plunging the pot into hot water it encourages flowering! However, this is not necessary for these delightful plants to flourish. They are dormant in the winter months but during the summer will provide stunning colour indoors. For best results achimenes should be grown in bright and slightly humid conditions, but avoid direct sunlight.

 

Colour:White

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Plug

If Plug Small, Medium or Large:Large

Height:31-40CM

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Tender Perennial:True

For best results achimenes should be grown in bright and slightly humid conditions, but avoid direct sunlight. Once your achimene has stopped flowering at the end of summer, you should allow your plant to die down and go into dormancy. To do this you should gradually decrease the watering over 4-6 weeks to nothing. Then remove any dead foliage and store your achimene in dry compost in its pot, at a temperature of around 10ºC for the winter. In the spring increase the temperature to around 17ºC to encourage your plant to start growing. Then you should water regularly and feed fortnightly once growth starts to appear.

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