A trailing plant that is at its best when several have been planted and allowed to develop in a hanging basket, A. speciosus (T. speciosum) has untidy growth that may in time extend to some 60cm/ 2ft long branches. Leaves are pale to dark green in colour (often depending on available light) and lanceolate in shape. Big attraction is the cluster of tubularwhich have flame-orange and yellow as the principal colours. Keep the peat-based mixture moist and general conditions warm and as humid as possible. New plants are raised from a few cm in length and inserted in peat in a warm .
There are a few other aeschynanthus that are occasionally available and flower at different times of the year- all require similar conditions in which to grow.