Kohleria is a New World genus of the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. The plants are generally tropical herbs or subshrubs with velvety stems and foliage and brightly colored flowers with spots or markings in contrasting colors.
Kohleria plants are easy to grow and are prolific bloomers. They have an upright growth habit and can quickly grow tall. Tubular flowers are around 2-inches (5 cm) long, and grow in clusters of 3 or 4. You have several cultivars to choose from, in a range of colors: red, reddish-orange, pink and purple. Inside each flower are dots and dashes. All parts of Kohleria are fuzzy, covered with fine red hairs. You'll especially notice them around the scalloped leaf edges, creating a stunning contrast against the lush, velvety green foliage. Kohleria is in the Gesneriaceae family, along with African Violet, Gloxinia, Flame Violet and Lipstick Plant.