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Codonanthe crassifolia

Pronunciation: Kod-on-an-thee krass-ih-foh-lee-uh
Family: Gesneriaceae
Common Name: Codonanthe crassifolia
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 12"
Width to: 24"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
Bloom Season:
  • mid spring
  • late spring
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Codonanthe crassifolia bears axillary cymes of 1-4 white flowers, to 1" long, with yello throats and sometimes pink-tinted petal lobes.
Soil Type: Moist, open, moderately fertile humus-rish soil.
Pests and Diseases: Mealybugs may be a problem.
Propagation: Divide or root stem tip cuttings of codonanthe crassifolia at any time of year.
Native to: Mexico to south brazil
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification: Codonanthe crassifolia is an epiphytic perennial with stems that are either prostrate and rooting at the nodes, or pendent. Elliptic to ovate, waxy, mid to deep green leaves, 2" or more long, have red glands beneath. Care: when grown indoors, grow in soilless potting mix in bright filtered light. , with moderate to high humidity. In the growing season, mist regularly, water freely and apply a half strength balanced fertilizer monthly; water moderately in winter. Source: various sources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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