|I seem to have started a Gesneriad collection . Not many considering there seem to be thousands in the species . Just enough to run along the East facing window sill. East seems to be the place . Morning sun, when it's to be had. I've bought a grow light . I what blooms !|
The one on the far left is the African violet I've had for years. It's never re-bloomed , so that's my challenge ...you will bloom , you are meant to be the easiest of all to bloom ! Hopefully the gravel tray will add moisture , which they seem to like.
The middle one is a Streptocarpus . It did have one bloom when I brought it home . Apparently the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out.
The one on the end is Primulina 'Betty' . I got this last year from Evan The Practical Plant Geek at the last plant swap. It has beautiful foliage and seems healthy , but no blooms ...yet , maybe the extra moisture and light will help.
|Two new ones : Kohleria 'lono' and Smithiantha . They both have blooms , the trick will be keep them at it. They all seem to need misting , so I've got my stray bottle handy . I wish I still had the lovely copper sprayer I had in the seventies !|
|Another Streptocarpus , this one came from my mother . I've had this for years . It blooms all year long in my sunroom , which is unheated . The soil is always too dry , but doesn't seem to mind , it just keeps blooming.|