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Is a member of the Gesneriaceae (gesneria family) with common relatives such as cape-primrose, African violet, Episcia, Achimenes and gloxinia.
Native to Costa Rica.
Stems falling, covered with soft, rusty colored hairs. Leaves small, up to 0.5 inche, in pairs. Flowers solitary, to 3 inches, often red, white, sometimes with yellow blotches. However, more grown for its foliage.
Most likely chill sensitive, hold at 55F or above.
Named for Fabio Colonna, 1567-1640, author of the first botanical book with copperplate illustrations.
Because of its growth habit, best grown in a hanging basket type setting.
Rosie writes that a good source of infomation can be found at www.robsviolet.com.