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Columnea gloriosa

This popular houseplant is known for being very tender as a plant and doesn’t require any other help than given by the parent plant.

All you need to do for this plant is to keep it in a dark location at a constant temperature of at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) for 30 days. This is important for healthy growth since plant grows very quickly once given proper care.

Besides, it does well in partial shade as well as direct sun. In fact, only indirect sunlight is required to have healthy growth. After 30 days, you can switch the plant to a warm spot if you want.

Common names

Columnea gloriosa was originally from Greece. It is one of the dwarf varieties of the opposite variety of this name. It is a dwarf evergreen houseplant and as such, grows somewhat smaller than the other type of the genus.

Aunt Jemima Columnea gloriosa and Finifera famosa

These two species were domesticated by natives in the Midwest and New England in the 19th century.

Origins of Columnea gloriosa

Before it was well known to Westerners, the species was found in Southern Europe and Northern Africa. This garden plant is closely related to the fragrant houseplant Finifera famosa, but uses different foliage to produce a similar scent and similar flowering plants.

It is believed that the name “battinsilla” could be attributed to the Greek botanist, Panayiotis ben Praeus, who first domesticated the plant in the 7th century B.C.

In the early 1700s, the name Columnea family was usually recorded in English and German sources. A well-known author in the United States, Horace C. Rockefeller, captured a long-stemmed plant called Pirripetia diversa Belsomini when he was in Cornwall, United Kingdom, in the 1920s. A subsequent confirmation of Rockefeller’s specimen was published in 1880. Later, the genus Columnea was added to the genus after the DNA of Pirripetia diversa was confirmed by DNA analysis in 1927.

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