I got a few unusual plants for my kitchen window, but one of them was too big for those shelves, so it’s in my bedroom. It’s a Sinningia bullata, or Emerald Forest Plant.
I got it because it’s a gesneriad, which is a group of plants I seem to be increasingly interested in, and because it is supposed to be a frequent flowerer… with ORANGE flowers. It’s flowering now! Yay!
The crinkly leaves are weird, which is fun, be even more weird is the thick hair that covers the stems and undersides of the leaves. It’s so thick, it looks like spiderwebs or something.
When I first got it, I thought it was a spider mite infestation and tore some of the hairs out. Poor Emerald Forest Plant. I won’t damage you like that again…