Codonanthe gracilis is native to Mexico, Brazil, Lesser Antilles, Peru and Bolivia. Codonanthe are found growing epiphytically in ant nests and have a symbiotic relationship between the Codonanthe and the ants in the tropics.
These easy to grow and cascading gesneriads have small, somewhat succulent, leaves and short, trumpet-like blooms. Most bloom almost constantly, and are quite tolerant of neglect.
They are branching and trailing plants which spread into colonies by means of roots from the leaf axils. Codonanthe do well in hanging baskets and can hang to 1.8m.
Treat the same as for violets and other gesneriads. Codonanthe gracilis will bloom in even moderate natural or artificial light and is very undemanding.
The plants are attractive to bees and Birds
ENJOY THIS RARE PLANT!