Gesneria

Gesneria is a genus of herbs and small shrubs, which has been primarily collected from the Caribbean and Central and northern South America. Most commonly grown in the past has been G. cuneifolia, which is a small rosulate plant, with orange tubular flowers. G. 'Lemon Drop' is not often grown, as propagation is difficult, but its larger habit and yellow flowers make it a worthy cultivar. G. christii is a handsome plant with decorative foliage and smallish orange tubular flowers.

All of the Gesnerias are very sensitive to drought, and require good humidity. As a consequence, they are often grown in terrariums, or protected enclosures. Even a short period of dry soil will kill the plant, while many other gesneriads tolerate this quite well.

  


Gesneria species


Gesneria acaulis

Gesneria christii

Gesneria cuneifolia


Gesneria cuneifolia


Gesneria cuneifolia flowers


Gesneria cuneifolia 'Quebradillas'


Gesneria cuneifolia 'Quebradillas'

Gesneria pedicellaris

Gesneria pedicellaris (Kew)

Gesneria pedunculosa

Gesneria reticulata

Gesneria rupincola

Gesneria rupincola flowers

Gesneria rupincola

Gesneria ventricosa (Kew)

Gesneria ventricosa

Gesneria ventricosa

Gesneria ventricosa flowers


Gesneria hybrids


Gesneria 'Flash Dance'

Gesneria 'Lemon Drop'

Gesneria pedicellaris x G. pedunculosa (RBGE)

Gesneria pedicellaris x G. pedunculosa flowers (RBGE)
 
Gesneria 'Tom Talpey'
 
Gesneria 'Yellow Bird'

 

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