|Primulina 'Silver Surfer' from Gary's Out of Africa.|
In an environment where overwatering is the main cause of death, growing houseplants, especially in the winter, requires restraint. After all, many houseplants don't do much but remain alive if we're lucky.
|Kohleria 'Lono' from Gary's Out of Africa.|
Gary grows and sells plants in the Gesneriad family, which includes Streptocarpus, Primulina, Achimenes and more. The reason behind Gary's business name is that most of the plants originated in Africa.
|Aeschynanthus sp radicans from Gary's Out of Africa.|
The ultimate houseplant for those who are ready for a challenge, African violets and their relatives are fairly easy to grow.
Take a look at this document from the Gesneriad Society called How to Know and Grow Gesneriads. Look through this wonderful introduction to determine whether you would like to try a few of these wonderful plants.
If you would like to see and purchase a wide selection of plants from Gary in mid-winter, you must attend the Porter County Master Gardeners' Gardening Show in Valparaiso, IN from 8 am to 4 pm on January 24, 2015.
|Streptocarpus 'Cartier' from Gary's Out of Africa.|
|Achimenes 'Caligula' from Gary's Out of Africa.|