Kohleria ‘Princess’

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K. ‘Princess’ was one of my first “successes” with the more exotic looking gesneriads. Like all Kohlerias, it is a rhizomatous plant, and will normally produce very long scaly rhizomes vining around the outside of the root ball inside a pot. These can be broken into chunks, and potted up for more plants.

Kohlerias are well known for their dramatic spotted and veined flowers, often in bright shades of pink, orange and red (occasionally in combination). ‘Princess’ has a relatively sturdy upright habit, but like most members of the genus will get ratty looking after a while. It can be easily propagated from tip cuttings, as well as rhizomes. There is a close-up of the flower on another page.