The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Agapetes

Family: Ericaceae.

Agapetes serpens (Pentapterigium serpens Klotzch.).
Agapetes Genus of about 95 species of spreadling to erect, or scandent shrubs, sometimes epiphytic in the wild, found in scrub and forest from warm-temperate regions of E. Asia to the western Pacific, including Australia. A very attractive epiphyte that grows a very large tuber and has very attractive pendant red and yellow flowers. Prefers light shade. Highly recommended. Can be grown outside during the summer under trees.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Keep the plant warm - minimum 55 F in winter. Some direct sun is essential. Grow in well-drained, acidic potting mix. Water moderately from spring to autumn. Water sparingly in winter. Misting is necessary. Take semi-ripe stem cuttings in spring and summer. Use a rooting hormone and provide bottom heat. Layer in spring.

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