Cinderella Yellow Pocketbook Flower

Calceolaria 'Cinderella Yellow'

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Cinderella Yellow Pocketbook Flower (Calceolaria 'Cinderella Yellow') at Bayport Flower Houses

Cinderella Yellow Pocketbook Flower in bloom

Cinderella Yellow Pocketbook Flower in bloom

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  10 inches

Spread:  10 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Other Names:  Slipper Flower, Purse Flower


This stunning little alpine plant forms a low rosette of hairy dark green leaves; rising above the mound on wiry stems are pairs of yellow pouch-like flowers marked with tiny red spots in late spring through summer; a beautiful tabletop accent

Features & Attributes

Cinderella Yellow Pocketbook Flower has masses of beautiful spikes of yellow orchid-like flowers with red spots rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer. Its tomentose round leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.

This is an herbaceous houseplant with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Cinderella Yellow Pocketbook Flower can be expected to grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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