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Columnea 'Chocolate Soldier - Chocolate Soldier Goldfish Plant

4” Nursery Pot

Discover the stunning Chocolate Soldier Columnea, an ideal addition to your indoor garden! Boasting cascading vines and captivating chocolate-hued leaves, this tropical gem adds warmth and charm to any space. Thriving in bright, indirect light and preferring consistently moist soil, it's perfect for achieving a lush, jungle-like atmosphere indoors.

For optimal growth, mist its leaves regularly and shield it from direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn. Embrace the beauty and ease of care of the Chocolate Soldier Columnea in your home today!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Columnea 'Chocolate Soldier
  • Common Name(s): Chocolate Soldier Columnea, Chocolate Soldier Plant, Chocolate Soldier Goldfish Plant, Goldfish Plant
  • Family:  Gesneriaceae
  • Native Range: Southern Mexico, Brazil, and Costa Rica 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Water: Allow the top 25%-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. Green leaves fall when the plant is too wet or too dry.
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: 65-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every two weeks during spring and summer  with a basic plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize monthly in fall and winter.
  • Propagation: Stem tip cuttings
  • Growth: : Keep in a small pot and in a very bright location to encourage it to flower. 
  • Pests: Look out for aphids and mealy bugs
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets