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  • Botanical Name: Columnea Hirta
  • Common Name: Velvet Plant

Columnea Hirta: Botanical Velvet in Vibrant Hues

Columnea Hirta, a captivating gem, unfurls botanical velvet in vibrant hues. Also known as the Velvet Plant, this tropical beauty showcases lush, hairy leaves in deep green, creating a velvety texture. Native to Central and South America, it thrives in filtered light, revealing clusters of tubular, pendulous flowers in hues of red, orange, or yellow. With its trailing habit, the Hirta becomes a delightful addition to hanging baskets, bringing a touch of exotic allure to indoor spaces. Embrace the tactile and visual richness of this plant, as it invites observers to explore the sensory world of velvety botanical elegance.

Columnea Hirta Care Guide: Nurturing the Vibrant Beauty of Goldfish Plant

Embark on a journey of vibrant beauty with the Columnea Hirta, affectionately known as the Goldfish Plant. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to guide you in cultivating and enjoying the unique charm of the Goldfish Plant, creating a lush and colorful haven within your indoor space.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Position the Columnea Hirta in bright, indirect light for optimal growth and blooming.
  2. Protection from Harsh Sun: Shield from direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorch; filtered sunlight is ideal.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warm Environment: Maintain a temperature range between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C) for thriving Goldfish Plants.
  2. Avoid Cold Drafts: Protect from cold drafts, as the plant prefers consistently warm conditions.

III. Humidity:

  1. Moderate to High Humidity: Provide moderate to high humidity levels; occasional misting can be beneficial.
  2. Use of Humidity Trays: Place the plant on humidity trays filled with water and pebbles to enhance moisture around the plant.

IV. Watering:

  1. Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist, allowing the top inch to dry out between waterings.
  2. Avoid Waterlogged Soil: Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged soil, which can lead to root rot.

V. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Plant in a well-draining potting mix with added perlite or orchid bark for aeration.
  2. Use of Peat Moss: Incorporate peat moss to retain moisture without sacrificing drainage.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Balanced Liquid Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Dilution for Indoor Plants: Dilute fertilizer to half the recommended strength for indoor plants.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Promote Bushiness: Pinch back growing tips to encourage a bushier appearance.
  2. Remove Leggy Growth: Trim leggy or overly long stems to maintain a compact and lush shape.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Support Structure: Due to its trailing nature, provide a sturdy support structure, such as a trellis or hoop, to maintain an attractive form.
  2. Regular Checks: Regularly check and adjust supports to accommodate the plant’s growth.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the Goldfish Plant outgrows its container or becomes root-bound.
  2. Spring Ideal: Spring is an ideal time for repotting, allowing the plant to recover during the active growing season.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Propagate through stem cuttings, ensuring each cutting has a node and a healthy root system.
  2. Rooting in Soil or Water: Root cuttings in either soil or water, maintaining consistent moisture until roots develop.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Yellowing Due to Overwatering: Adjust watering if yellowing occurs; allow the topsoil to dry out before rewatering.
  2. Monitor for Pests: Keep an eye out for spider mites and aphids; treat promptly with insecticidal soap if detected.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Showcase Unique Blooms: Appreciate the distinct tubular flowers resembling goldfish, showcasing the plant’s unique charm.
  2. Hanging Basket Display: Utilize hanging baskets to display the cascading nature of the Goldfish Plant.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant allure of the Columnea Hirta, the Goldfish Plant, creating an indoor oasis adorned with its unique and colorful blooms. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs ensures a thriving and visually captivating addition to your plant collection. May your Goldfish Plant bring joy and a touch of tropical splendor to your living space.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Columnea Hirta

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

add a pot for your plant

quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Columnea Hirta
  • Common Name: Velvet Plant

Columnea Hirta: Botanical Velvet in Vibrant Hues

Columnea Hirta, a captivating gem, unfurls botanical velvet in vibrant hues. Also known as the Velvet Plant, this tropical beauty showcases lush, hairy leaves in deep green, creating a velvety texture. Native to Central and South America, it thrives in filtered light, revealing clusters of tubular, pendulous flowers in hues of red, orange, or yellow. With its trailing habit, the Hirta becomes a delightful addition to hanging baskets, bringing a touch of exotic allure to indoor spaces. Embrace the tactile and visual richness of this plant, as it invites observers to explore the sensory world of velvety botanical elegance.

Columnea Hirta Care Guide: Nurturing the Vibrant Beauty of Goldfish Plant

Embark on a journey of vibrant beauty with the Columnea Hirta, affectionately known as the Goldfish Plant. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to guide you in cultivating and enjoying the unique charm of the Goldfish Plant, creating a lush and colorful haven within your indoor space.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Position the Columnea Hirta in bright, indirect light for optimal growth and blooming.
  2. Protection from Harsh Sun: Shield from direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorch; filtered sunlight is ideal.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warm Environment: Maintain a temperature range between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C) for thriving Goldfish Plants.
  2. Avoid Cold Drafts: Protect from cold drafts, as the plant prefers consistently warm conditions.

III. Humidity:

  1. Moderate to High Humidity: Provide moderate to high humidity levels; occasional misting can be beneficial.
  2. Use of Humidity Trays: Place the plant on humidity trays filled with water and pebbles to enhance moisture around the plant.

IV. Watering:

  1. Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist, allowing the top inch to dry out between waterings.
  2. Avoid Waterlogged Soil: Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged soil, which can lead to root rot.

V. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Plant in a well-draining potting mix with added perlite or orchid bark for aeration.
  2. Use of Peat Moss: Incorporate peat moss to retain moisture without sacrificing drainage.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Balanced Liquid Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Dilution for Indoor Plants: Dilute fertilizer to half the recommended strength for indoor plants.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Promote Bushiness: Pinch back growing tips to encourage a bushier appearance.
  2. Remove Leggy Growth: Trim leggy or overly long stems to maintain a compact and lush shape.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Support Structure: Due to its trailing nature, provide a sturdy support structure, such as a trellis or hoop, to maintain an attractive form.
  2. Regular Checks: Regularly check and adjust supports to accommodate the plant’s growth.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the Goldfish Plant outgrows its container or becomes root-bound.
  2. Spring Ideal: Spring is an ideal time for repotting, allowing the plant to recover during the active growing season.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Propagate through stem cuttings, ensuring each cutting has a node and a healthy root system.
  2. Rooting in Soil or Water: Root cuttings in either soil or water, maintaining consistent moisture until roots develop.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Yellowing Due to Overwatering: Adjust watering if yellowing occurs; allow the topsoil to dry out before rewatering.
  2. Monitor for Pests: Keep an eye out for spider mites and aphids; treat promptly with insecticidal soap if detected.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Showcase Unique Blooms: Appreciate the distinct tubular flowers resembling goldfish, showcasing the plant’s unique charm.
  2. Hanging Basket Display: Utilize hanging baskets to display the cascading nature of the Goldfish Plant.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant allure of the Columnea Hirta, the Goldfish Plant, creating an indoor oasis adorned with its unique and colorful blooms. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs ensures a thriving and visually captivating addition to your plant collection. May your Goldfish Plant bring joy and a touch of tropical splendor to your living space.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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