Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Betty Tapping
E. 'Cleopatra' is usually grown in an enclosed container, as it is a somewhat fragile plant that requires high humidity. The relatively small amount of chlorphyll in the variegated leaves results in the plant being slow-growing and not robust. However, it is such a striking and attractive plant that it has become one of the all-time gesneriad favorites. This specimen was exhibited at the AVSC national show in Toronto, May 1997.
Another specimen, which appears even paler than this cultivar, may be seen by clicking here.