Exhibited at the 2012 convention of the Gesneriad Society.
A number of quite different plants have been grown as H. speciosa, and the accuracy of the name is sometimes in doubt. Different culture can produce different results, though, and sometimes the leaves are lighter-green, with distinct red markings on the back of the leaf around the veins showing through more than they do on this dark-leaved plant.
Additional photos of the cultivar can by seen by clicking the links below.
- A closeup of the flower on this plant
- A different plant of the cultivar, exhibited at the 2016 convention of the Gesneriad Society, with lighter green leaves and markings more prominently visible from above
Other versions of the species can be seen here and here, although accuracy of the name is in some doubt for these.