Hypocyrta glabra Clog Plant; 13°C/55°F; Tropical America

New plants are raised from cuttings inserted in small pots filled with a peat and sand mixture-several cuttings per pot is preferred. Leaves are attractive glossy green, and have a puffed up, almost succulent appearance. Attractive tiny orange-coloured flowers are produced in great numbers over a long period in the axil of the topmost leaves and vaguely resemble clogs, hence the common name. Although reasonable temperature is advised, one should guard against very hot and stuffy conditions, as plants prefer a light and airy location if they are to give good results. Peaty mixture essential when potting, and frequent feeding of established plants with weak liquid fertilizer will be beneficial when plants are in active growth during the summer months.

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