Primulina ‘Destiny’

Exhibited at the 2016 convention of the Gesneriad Society. Another show plant, exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society, can be seen here.



Primulina ‘Loki’

This lovely hybrid by Peter Shalit is characterized by a distinctive silver leaf pattern, as well as by the purplish/red hairs that are often visible in the center of the crown. The flowers are produced on long stalks which tend to droop a bit. The specimen





Primulina atropurpurea

Exhibited at the 2017 convention of the Gesneriad Society. This attractive species grows on limestone hills in the province of Guangxi in south central China.  There are currently two collections; one with dark leaves, like the image shown and another with lighter leaf colouration. Additional photos



Primulina dryas ‘Silver’

Exibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This variety appears to be characterized by the green spots against a silver background; it is available commercially, usually under the old name Primulina sinensis ‘Silver’.






Primulina linearicalyx

Primulina linearicalyx gets its name from the long narrow calyces visible in the photo above. This beautiful specimen was exhibited at the 2017 convention of the Gesneriad Society. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: The



Primulina longgangensis

This is a spectacular specimen, illustrating the flower potential of this species. Some forms of the species lend themselves to bonsai culture due to the compressed or crested nature of the stems and leaves. Other photos can be seen by clicking the links below, which will



Primulina lutea

Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This species is interesting for both its clear yellow flowers and the dramatic white bracts that contain and frame them. This species was originally, and incorrectly, distributed as Chirita (now Primulina)


Primulina maciejewskii

This species has similar leaves to species such as Primulina bipinnatifida, and out of flower can be difficult to distinguish from that species. While there are leaf differences, the most obvious differences are in the flowers. They are similar in several


Primulina minutimaculata

P. minutimaculata is a small plant with attractively patterned leathery leaves and engaging flowers. It has a succulent quality to it, which suggests how to grow it — not too wet, allowed to dry, modest amounts of fertilizer. The photo above was shown at




Primulina petrocosmeoides

This is a small-growing but spectacular species. Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. Another photo, also exhibited at the 2020 virtual show, is of a cultivated plant with lighter and pinker flowers, probably a combination of growing conditions and




Primulina repanda

Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This specimen was collected at Baimo Cave, and apparently has some different taxonomic features than other variants of the species.





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