Primulina ‘Patina’ is a cousin to the african violet. Primulina were at one time Chirita. Now the botanical name is Primulina. These beauties are native to Asia. ‘Patina’ is a cultivar that has dark green leaves with a silver center. The leaves are covered with small reddish hairs which give it a gorgeous “patina-like look”. It grows in a rosette. The flowers are blue. This is a really beautiful medium sized specimen for growing under florescent lights or on the window sill.. Water with room temperature water and keep away from cold drafts.
Shade to partial shade, temp. 55 to 95 degrees, 6 to 8in. tall, allow getting slightly fairly between watering