Str. goetzeanus is seldom seen and seldom flowered. It requires cool temperatures to thrive. Its unusual and beautiful two-toned flowers are carried on a plant that, in nature, is a “creeping herb on mossy rock surfaces in deep shade in upland rainforests” (see Jeff Smith’s article on Saintpaulia, on this site). These are not conditions easily reproduced in cultivation. Note that in the photo above the blackish portions of leaves are a function of photo processing.
Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:
- A close-up of the flower may be seen by clicking here.
- The fuzzy leaves are normally a mid-green, as can be seen in this plant exhibited at the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society
- A show plant can be seen here