Kohleria ‘Strawberry Fields’ is a striking looking hybrid.
The large flowers with wide corollas, are intense, deep-red in color, marbled with white, and very closely resemble the flowers of kohleria ‘Red Ryder’.
Unlike ‘Red Ryder’ though, the leaves are very dark and marbled with gray, at least in my experience.
This is a new addition to my collection, and I have yet to grow it in different conditions, to see how the growth habit and leaves size and color vary.
This hybrid was purchased as a rhizome, along other kohleria hybrids, and was the first to flower. Growing it from a few, somewhat dried looking rhzomes, to the plant in the pictures, took just under 3 months.
Very showy plant.
Kohleria ‘Ruby’ is a delicate looking plant. Upright grower, with dark leaves and bright ruby-red flowers beautifully displayed all along the stem of the plan
Even when grown under lights, this plant will most likely require staking.
I absolutely love this hybrid. It has a very neat, delicate growth habit, smaller leaves, but medium sized flowers. The leaves underside and parts of the stem are purple.
Although the plant is upright grower with flowers all along the stems, it still stays relatively small, unlike most hybrids that fall in this category.
A very showy hybrid. The flowers are large and bright-red, with large faces, molted with darker red.
The leaves are large medium green and marbled, which seems to fade as the plant grows.
Despite the large flowers and leaves, the plant stays short and compact.
Kohleria ‘Rebecka’ is a beautiful tall hybrid. The leaves are darker green, and the high contrast flowers appear in clusters all along the stem of the plant.
It’s a very eye catching plant. I do have a personal bias towards kohleria hybrids that flower all along the stem of the plant, rather than in clusters at the apex. So it’s no surprise that this is one of my most favorite hybrids.
The flowers are showy bright red and orange tubes, with bright yellow faces spotted with dark burgundy spots.
A lovely plant to have. This one was grown on a north facing window and was still covered with flowers. I’m growing it under lights this year, so I’m really excited to see how the new growth will turn out.
Kohleria ‘Queen Victoria’ is a medium to large koheria hybrid.
The leaves are dark olive green with a bit of red hue to them, medium sized.
This hybrid has large and showy, salmon pink flowers. The flower faces are spotted and start of as bright pink upper half and white bottom half, but the colors eventually fade to an overall light pink.
This particular hybrid (along with a few others) in my experience makes an excellent cut flower. The cuttings will continue to flower and root in the vase, almost indefinitely.
Koleria ‘Pink Shadows’ has large, very dark leaves, that are slightly marbeles with lighter silver shades. The flowers are right red tubes with light pink faces, and really stand out against the foliage.
Given enough light, the plant will remain fairly short, but more often than not it grows quite tall, when grown on a windowsill.
Very showy plant. This hybrid flowers generously, and in my experience, provided warmth and light, it flowers and grows all year-round.
Kohleria ‘Maki’ is a tiny kohleria hybrid, that almost looks like a ground cover. In my opinion, it’s perfect for terrarium culture.
This kohleria seems to prefer higher humidity than other hybrids, and seems a lot more susceptible to mealy bug infestations.
Other than that, if the right conditions are met, it’s a very rewarding plant to have. It might be reluctant to flower at first, but once it becomes pot-bound, this plant is never out of flowers. It’s tiny, cute and very endearing. The flowers are very bight and stand out on their long stems.
Kohleria Lono is a larger, upright-growing kohleria hybrid. Light green leaves and stem, purple flowers with white faces (corolla), covered with dark purple spots.
When flowers first open, the corolla’s base color almost looks green, but then slowly fades to white.
‘Designer Jewel’ is a medium size kohleria, with relatively large flowers and leaves. The leaves are marbled with light gray and look frosted. The flowers are relatively large too, showy, and appear clustered at the top of the plant.
Despite the large leaves and flowers, the plant doesn’t grow very tall. It’s a showy, generous bloomer.
Small, upright kohleria with darker leaves, and flowers forming all along the stem. Flowers are orange tubes, the flower faces are yellow-green with burgundy spots.
Looks like a possible bogotensis hybrid. Both flowers and leaves are small and super cute.
Cute, small, upright-growing hybrid with very bright flowers, contrasting the small dark olive green foliage.
This is a recently acquired hybrid that just started flowering, and I’m excited to share it with you .
The plant has a very delicate and cute look to it, and seems to get covered with flowers.
So far I really like this hybrid.