PlantsKohleriaKohleria spicata

Botanical names:
Kohleria spicata Accepted
Isoloma tomentosum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Pubescent/hairy/velvety
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Small dark maroon spots in throat
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

illustration of Kohleria spicata as Gesneria mollis from Annales

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