This beautiful unifoliate was grown by Chris Rose from seed obtained from the Gesneriad Society seed fund in 1995. Chris grew many plants in his complete organic greenhouse and garden in Bristol, England, and created a number of widely grown hybrids. S. vandeleurii is a scented species, with a spicy odor that some experience as “chemically”.
Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:
- The whole plant, showing the large single leaf and the “abscission zone”, areas of the leaf that die back seasonally in response to drought or other circumstances
- Two plants of S. vandeleurii, along with a variety of other species and hybrids
- The scented flowers of the hybrid S. ‘Rose Scentsation’, a cross of S. vandeleurii with S. ‘Texas Hot Chili’.