The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Kohleria

Family: Gesneriaceae.

Kohleria eriantha
Kohleria Syn. Isoloma, Tydaea

Genus of about 50 species of usually erect, rhizomatous perennials and subshrubs from rainforest of tropical regions of Notrh America, Central America, and South America. Kohleria is a genus of New World gesneriads, many of which are in cultivation as house plants. They have large trumpet-shaped flowers. Kohleria lose its leaves in winter. Plant the rhizomes about 1/2 in. below the surface and keep fairly dry until growth appears. The plants produce flowers which are orange or red with yellow-specled mouths.

Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average or above average warmth in summer. Keep fairy cool in winter - minimum temperature 60 F or 18-22C. Bright light - avoid direct sunshine. Water freely from spring to autumn - sparingly in Winter. Use tepid water. Mist leaves frequently, especially in hot weather. Take stem cuttings in spring. Devide in early spring.

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