Columnea microphylla

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  • Photographer: Margaret Stone, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

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Some of the Columnea species, including C. microphylla, produce very long trailing stems, which can stretch for six feet or more from the top of the basket. Flower production can be spectacular, as in this specimen. Some have strongly seasonal habits, and respond to a period of cool night temperatures with spectacular bloom.