Agapate ~ Agapates serpens

Kübelpflanzen

Blütezeit: Jänner bis April

Blütenfarbe: rot, leuchtend

Giessen: nur mit kalkfreien Wasser, vorsichtig gießen, keine Staunässe

Standort: kühler, schattigiger

Überwinterung: hell und kühl, optimal bei 8 - 12 Grad

Verwendung: Zimmerpflanze, Kübelpflanze

Wuchs: Strauch mit überhängenden Zweigen, ältere Pflanzen nicht schneiden

Sonstiges

Herkunft: Westchina
Auf Bodenpilze achten (Phytoptora u. Pythium), auch Blatt u. Schildläuse können auftreten. Als Substrat Azaleenerde verwenden mit niedrigen
PH-Wert.

GB:
Agapetes serpens

Agapetes serpens is a shrubby species of the Himalayan foothills ranging from eastern Nepal to Arunachal Pradesh at altitudes of 1,500 m to 2,700 m. It commonly grows as an epiphyte in forests but is also occasionally terrestrial in the wild and can readily be grown in pots in free draining Ericaceous compost. We achieve slightly acid conditions in our peat-free compost by adding sulphur chips. Agapetes serpens grows to around 50 cm or taller if the long arching stems are trained against a wall. The plant has a swollen stem base from which arise red-hairy shoots with two ranks of small evergreen leaves. From early summer, the shoots bear bright red, pendulous, tubular flowers. The flowers are marked with fascinating dark red chevrons and are often yellow-tipped. Agapetes serpens is an excellent plant for a humid, shaded cool greenhouse or conservatory. It would make an interesting plant for a hanging basket in a large conservatory where the arching habit of the plant and the pendulous flowers can be appreciated.