Kohleria ‘Rebecka’ is a beautiful, tall hybrid by Gunilla Svensson. The leaves are dark velvet 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, furry, bright red-orange tubes. The flowers have bright yellow faces covered in dark burgundy spots, making them really pop against the dark foliage.
A lovely plant to have. The top two photos are of the plant, when I grew it under LED grow light. Having it under light, made the growth way more compact. The plant on these bottom two photos was grown on a north facing window. Despite being a bit leggy and needing staking, it was still covered with flowers.
In my personal experience this hybrid seems a bit more susceptible to aphids and mealy bugs compared to your average kohleria. Other than that, it is easy to grow and a very generous bloomer.