By the time I’d noticed this plant, it was close to blooming size, probably grown from seed on an order of plants from Ecuaflora. In person the leaves look a bit more bronze than they do here. So far it has been easy to grow and it flowered within a few months of germinating. It is a virogous grower and a big enough plant will flower more or less constantly. It’s reached about 9″ for me but may get larger […]
A very nice and easy to grow species of Diastema from Panama. Unfortunately identification has to wait until someone flowers it. This seems to be a common problem with gesneriads. Many are easy to grow, but not that easy to flower. In this case, the beautiful bumpy textured hairy leaves and the mahogany colored new leaves, make it a pleasure to grow even if it doesn’t flower.