Singapore Government Logo

A Singapore Government Agency Website


Kohleria 'Peridots Kitlope'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Dry Soils / Drought Woody Herbaceous


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Herbaceous)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Cultivation It needs protection from direct noon sunlight under local condition. Suitable to grow in west facing balcony.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, [Remarks] (Let the planting medium slightly dry between watering.)
Pruning Remove spent flowers. Do not let spent flowers drop onto the leaves and lay there, it will invite rot and disease.
Fertilizing Regular fertilizer during the growing season. Over fertilize will cause rhizomes to burn.
Propagation Method Stem Cutting (Tip), Storage Organ (Rhizome)


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Hairy / Hirsute

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink, Red
Flower Grouping Solitary, Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary, Terminal
Individual Flower Shape Tubular
Flower Colour(s) Remarks The petals are pink, with distinctive red spots.

Image Repository



Master ID 31263
Species ID 5658
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.