Cinderella Orange Shades Pocketbook Flower
Calceolaria 'Cinderella Orange Shades'
Cinderella Orange Shades Pocketbook Flower flowers
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Plant Height: 4 inches
Flower Height: 10 inches
Spread: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Slipper Flower, Purse Flower
This stunning little alpine plant forms a low rosette of hairy dark green leaves; rising above the mound on wiry stems are pairs of orange pouch-like flowers marked with tiny dark red spots in late spring through summer; a beautiful tabletop accent
Features & Attributes
Cinderella Orange Shades Pocketbook Flower has masses of beautiful spikes of orange orchid-like flowers with dark red spots rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer. Its tomentose round leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous houseplant with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Cinderella Orange Shades Pocketbook Flower can be expected to grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --