Columnea schiedeana

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I had a longer post planned for today but it turns out that I need to do more research on the subject. I arrived home late last night from the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival so have not had a lot of extra time this week to write.

So, in the meantime, let’s talk a little bit about a Guest Gesneriad that I like enough to recommend as an unusual plant to try out. This one is known for its pretty flowers and the fact that it’s fairly easy to grow. I think that it has handled regular indoor conditions well, but it needs to be kept moist and placed in an east facing window.

I have to say that my Columnea schiedeana languished for months but it was likely due to its change of residence. Last year I took on the care of a lot of plants when a long-time Mt Hood Gesneriad Society member sold his home and greenhouse. This was one of his plants that came home with me, and for a long time I wasn’t even sure it had the correct ID since nothing changed—but then this happened.

My plan now is to keep it where it is, and in a few more months I will grow it outdoors once we warm up a bit more. This is one of those plants that fits perfectly into my patio plant category.

(Columnea schiedeana is originally from Mexico.)

 

My Recent Interview on ‘In Season’ on KMUN in Astoria, Oregon

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This week I returned from a brief extended weekend at the coast. I mentioned this in the last entry, but what I didn’t mention was that I was going to be interviewed on the Coast Community Radio station KMUN in Astoria, OR. I was so nervous but it ended up being tons of fun!

Since this is a busy weekend for me, I’m posting this blog entry a few days early.

Have a great weekend!

To Listen to the Interview CLICK HERE

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