- Dark Green, Waxy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 8-10 Inches
- Pet Safe
The Black Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus nervosus) is an easy-care houseplant that blooms. Oval-shaped waxy leaves grow from central, upright stems. The foliage is dark green, and some leaves have a burgundy tint. The Black Goldfish Plant features flowers that resemble goldfish, inspiring the name. This easy-care houseplant has a very full and lush appearance.
Best Locations For Growing Black Goldfish Plant
Feature the Black Goldfish Plant in a brightly lit area with average humidity. This stunner can easily live in a living room, home office, or just about anywhere. Keep this plant away from areas prone to temperature fluctuations, like near windows, exterior doors, and heating and cooling vents.
Black Goldfish Plant Sunlight Requirements
Bright indirect sunlight is best for the Black Goldfish Plant. Lots of light helps this plant set new growth, but direct light can be too much and may damage the leaves. This plant is more likely to bloom when grown in increased levels of sunlight.
Black Goldfish Plant Care
The Black Goldfish Plant is generally low maintenance. Rinse the plant in room temperature water or wipe the leaves with a damp cloth monthly to remove dust buildup. Clean foliage will look good and also help the plant conduct photosynthesis.
Watering Black Goldfish Plant
This plant has medium water needs, so let the top couple of inches of soil dry out before watering. When it is time to give the Black Goldfish Plant a drink, drench the soil to ensure the entire root system is wet. Average humidity is good and will keep the foliage full and vibrant.
Feeding Black Goldfish Plant
Feed the Black Goldfish Plant every two weeks during the growing season. Use a balanced fertilizer that dissolves in water and can be applied during routine watering. This plant does not need to be fed when it is not actively growing.
Black Goldfish Plant Nematanthus Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 8-10 inches|
|Mature Spread: 12-18 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Orange|
|Flower Shade/Description: Orange|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Shiny Darker Green|
|Temperature: 50° - 80°F (10° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Black Goldfish Plant Nematanthus|
|Other Name(s): Nematanthus Black Goldfish|
|Scientific Name: Nematanthus nervosus 'Black Gold'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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