A tropical plant of a family that includes African violets, gloxinias, and their relatives.
- Family Gesneriaceae.
- Volunteer guides roam the greenhouses ready to answer questions about rooms filled with rain forest tropical plants, blooming orchids, aroids and gesneriads.
- Their catalogue lists more than 100 streptocarpus, around 40 named saintpaulias, a host of other gesneriads, coleus and 60 begonias grown mainly for foliage.
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