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I purchased Goldfish plant seeds but they came with no instructions…I do want to attempt to get them to grow & could use some help in trying this…Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. I do already have an established Goldfish plant that is doing well.
Since the goldfish plant is an epiphyte (get most of their moisture and nutrients from air around them), I linked an article about propagating epiphyte plants which tells how to grow them from seed. I also included care of the goldfish plant. Good luck!
Make sure the container that you use has plenty of drainage and will allow water to leave the container. The plants like to be rootbound, so it doesn't need to be too large, either. These plants are very picky about their growing conditions, but if you mimic what they see in nature, then you will do just fine. This article will help:
It may be cottony cushion scale, which is a common pest of goldfish plant.
Help! My goldfish plant has started looking very weak lately. It’s losing it’s leaves and the tops of the branches are bent over and sagging. I did see some signs of mealy bugs, which I treated, but that doesn’t seem to have made a difference. I’ve also noticed that the leaves have brown spots on them before they fall off. I’ve had this plant for almost 20 years and I can’t bear to lose her now! Any advice would be appreciated.
Perhaps you've already done so, but it would be important to continue to inspect your goldfish plant's leaves very closely (maybe with a magnifying glass) to see if there is any lingering disease. Any leaves showing signs of mold or disease should be clipped off and discarded so they won't infect the rest of the plant. Another round of neem oil treatment might be in order after it's been trimmed. You may also want to note any change of environment that could have affected it. Has there been a change in watering? Improper watering is the reason most houseplants die. Also, since the plant is so long lived, have you occasionally replenished the soil? If not, water may be just passing through and not being absorbed by the plant.
Here's an article that may be of some help. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/goldfish-plant/goldfish-hanging-plant.htm
Best of luck with this.