100 species of mostly epiphytic creepers and subshrubs in the
African violet family make up this genus, ranging through
rainforests of Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Some have
become popular as indoor plants, suited to hanging baskets and
flowering freely for months on end. The stems are tough and wiry,
sometimes clinging by roots. Leaves are fleshy and pointed, arranged
in opposite pairs, and the flowers, clustered at the ends of
branches are trumpet-shaped but curved, often with the base enclosed
in a conspicuous calyx.
Plant Height From approx. 30 To 300 cm
Flowering colors: Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow
Cultivation: Aeschynanthus preferring a position in part-shade and
most at home in a hanging basket or established in the crotch of a
large tree. Propagate from cuttings.