Goldfish Plant

Columnea nematanthus

If you have a high lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. area that calls for a hanging or table plant that flowers, Goldfish plants are a perfect choice. A goldfish plant, native to Southern Mexico, Brazil, and Costa Rica, comes in over 25 different varieties. Goldfish plants have hundreds of small, thick, shiny, dark green leaves and colorful flowers that resemble tiny goldfish. The flowers may be red, orange, or yellow. I find goldfish plants are easy to care for, drought resistant, and with proper care bloom on and off all year.

These plants are considered slightly poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants