Brian Whyer brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Sat, 12 Nov 2011 15:19:37 PST
> Kohleria eriantha in my experience needs a lot of light to
> grow and
> flower well. With us northern gardeners the november light
> level is just
> not enough to satisfy this plant and I think that is why
> your plant is
> aborting the buds it had set.


Although the Gulf Stream keeps us "warm" here in the UK I sometimes forget in the southern UK my latitude is a shade north of Calgary in Canada, with similar winter light levels. I don't have the space to create an internal heated frame within my frost free greenhouse so I guess its the south facing kitchen window cill as soon as spring gets going next year.
My plant looks close to the first Kohleria down this page http://piratesplayground.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_a… 

I managed to get Sinningia tubiflora flowering reasonably this year starting in the greenhouse then outside from about June onwards, though it is not the neatest of plants to grow in a pot. Too vigorous.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

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