achimenes


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achimenes

(ˌækɪˈmiːniːz)
n
(Plants) any plant of the tropical S American tuberous-rooted perennial genus Achimenes, with showy red, blue, or white tubular flowers, some of which are grown as greenhouse plants: family Gesneriaceae
[from Latin achaemenis, from Greek achaimenis, a species of euphorbia]
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Noun1.achimenes - any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxiniasachimenes - any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Achimenes - genus of tropical perennial American herbs
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Achimenes are known as hot water plants because it was thought plunging the pot into hot but not boiling water would make it flower.
DRY off achimenes and set under a bench until needed.
It belongs to the family gesneriaceae which includes African violets, gloxinias and achimenes.
He writes: I have been given a few rhizomes of achimenes.
Dry off Begonia, Hippeastrum, Gloxinia, Lily, Achimenes, Canna etc once flowering has finished.
Back in the 1950s achimenes, also known as 'hot water plants', were popular house plants, not least because of their novelty value.
1Pot up a few achimenes or hot water plant roots in an open compost with extra perlite.