Columnea Oerstediana (Scarlet Trails)
(Gesneriaceac) origin: Costa Rica
One of the best trailing house plants, either in a hanging pot or small hanging basket. Tiny green leaves densely cover the entire length of the long trailing stems. Produces brilliant scarlet tubular flowers in spring, which soon drop in a hot, dry atmosphere. Prefers 60° F. (16° C.) and humidity in a semi-shaded position. Keep the soil moist in summer, but allow to dry out between watering in winter.