Saintpaulia goetzeana

Photo by John Evans
Grown by Maryjane Evans

S. goetzeana is seldom seen and seldom flowered. Its unusual and beautiful two-toned flowers are carried on a plant that, in nature, is a "creeping herb on mossy rock surfaces in deep shade in upland rainforests" (see Jeff Smith's article on Saintpaulia, on this site). These are not conditions easily reproduced in cultivation. A close-up of the flower may be seen by clicking here.

 

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