Achimenes, known as ‘Hot Water Plants’, because it was thought that watering with warm water promotes flowering, has many varieties, with flower colours ranging from white to deep red. The leaves are downy, and the flowers funnel-shaped with 5 rounded petals. Often grown as house-plants as they need a minimum temperature of 10 deg.C. The plant goes dormant in Winter. ‘Sun Wind has very pretty pale pink petals with a darker pink round the edges.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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