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Achimenes Plant - Just Divine
£6.40
Achimenes Plant - Just Divine

Achimenes Plant - Just Divine

Achimenes were very popular in the 19th century coming to Europe from tropical America. They thrive as houseplants due to their tolerance to heat and humidity and few plants can compare to them for length of flowering time and equisite blooms. They can be grown outdoors but only if temperatures allow. Flowers late June-late September.

  • Flowers of deep purple with rich maroon veining and centres
  • Compact plant with strong stems

BUY ANY 3 ACHIMENES PLUG PLANTS AND SAVE £6.00!

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Achimenes were very popular in the 19th century coming to Europe from tropical America. They thrive as houseplants due to their tolerance to heat and humidity and few plants can compare to them for length of flowering time and equisite blooms. They can be grown outdoors but only if temperatures allow. Flowers late June-late September.

  • Flowers of deep purple with rich maroon veining and centres
  • Compact plant with strong stems

BUY ANY 3 ACHIMENES PLUG PLANTS AND SAVE £6.00!

Also known by the unusual name - the Hot water plant - as it is thought that by plunging the pot into hot water it encourages flowering! However, this is not necessary for these delightful plants to flourish. They are dormant in the winter months but during the summer will provide stunning colour indoors. For best results achimenes should be grown in bright and slightly humid conditions, but avoid direct sunlight.

 

Colour:Purple

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Plug

If Plug Small, Medium or Large:Large

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:21-30cm

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:False

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:False

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:True

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

For best results achimenes should be grown in bright and slightly humid conditions, but avoid direct sunlight. Once your achimene has stopped flowering at the end of summer, you should allow your plant to die down and go into dormancy. To do this you should gradually decrease the watering over 4-6 weeks to nothing. Then remove any dead foliage and store your achimene in dry compost in its pot, at a temperature of around 10ºC for the winter. In the spring increase the temperature to around 17ºC to encourage your plant to start growing. Then you should water regularly and feed fortnightly once growth starts to appear.

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