Achimenes are also known as 'hot water plants', as it is believed that immersing the entire pot in hot water, (not boiling), encourages flowering. There are many varieties of Achimenes with flower colors ranging from white to the deepest red. Follow the advice and information below to ensure success.
Achimenes bulbs are the perfect plant for beginners because they are easy to grow, require little care, and don't need a lot of space. They have beautiful white flowers that come in many different colors and can be used for many different purposes. They are great for bouquets, centerpieces, and even wedding decorations.
Prolonged direct sunlight can burn tender leaves, causing small brown spots to appear.
Dormant tubers will survive the winter in any cool, dry location, but exposure to frost will kill them.
Propagation: Take 3-in/8-cm tip cuttings at tuber split or in early summer.
Achimenes plants are among the most colorful and floriferous pot plants, producing abundant white, pink, purple, blue or yellow flowers throughout the summer. These appear on short stems from the leaf axils and a narrow tube extends into five broad lobes.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants