Goldfish Plant - Nematanthus gregarius variegata - Welsh Grown

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The Goldfish Plant gets its name from its bright, golden flowers- whose shape makes them look like tiny versions of the bright fish, swimming through the air around the stems of this plant! The foliage is a beautiful, glossy dark green which stands out wherever it grows in your home. Give this plant indirect light and humidity, make sure you're letting half the soil dry out between waters, and it will repay your care with gorgeous spring/summer blooms and glossy foliage.

Scientific Name
Nematanthus gregarius (thread of hair flower, flocking species)

Common Name
Goldfish Plant, Clog Plant, Flying Goldfish Plant

Native to tropical Brazilian forests

Bright, indirect light is best for this plant; put it somewhere it gets plenty of light but isn't in the sun.

Allow half of the soil to dry out between waters. Be aware it will need less water in winter!

Goldfish plants like humidity, so would love a kitchen or bathroom which gets lots of use; make sure they are not near an operating radiator!

Use a well-draining potting mix; components such as coir, perlite and sand will help make sure your plant is not sat soggy. A mix designed for succulents would work well. Repot every couple of years as necessary; this plant is fine being slightly pot-bound for a while.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter. When flowering, a feed high in potash will help keep it blooming.

Ideal temperature is 16-34°C; make sure it does not get colder than 10°C in winter.

Yes, but too much nibbling won't be good for pets, small humans or the plant!

Sprouts Top Tips
As your plant grows, a prune in early spring can help it grow bushy and encourage more flowers. Don't worry if it looks a bit sadder in winter; this is normal, as the plants have a dormancy period to recharge for the growing season. If you notice leaves going brown, they might be getting wet or getting too warm. Other common issues like leggy growth are often caused by overwatering, so ensure you are letting that top half of the soil dry out!


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Full plant

Amazingly bushy plant with the cutest orange flowers that do in fact look like goldfish - thanks!

Differed from picture. I expected a young...

Differed from picture. I expected a young plant but this is just a shoot. £6.99 is a lot for this and postage on top. I wouldn't have bought this if mine had been pictured.

Very healthy plant thank you

Very healthy plant thank you


My first ever purchase from Sprouts of Bristol X
I am pleasently pleased ☺️

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