To those below might I add Steptocarpus: doesn't wuite bloom the whole year
but 10 out of 12 ain;t bad...
Also a note on Angel's wing begonia (Bgonia rex, i think), flowering is
reluctant for me (just got shocked by the first blooms on plants started in
'90) but the foliage is so colourful that it can be forgiven!
Leo Smit, Mt Uniacke, Nova Scotia, Canada;
USDA Zone 5, sort-of
>African violets flower year-round and don't need direct sun (prefer
>Angel's wing begonia has white-spotted leaves in the shape of angels' wings
>lovely, pink flowers. This also likes a bright room but doesn't need direct
>It does, however, get rather large after a while.
>Christmas cactus does well in a bright room.
>You could also grow coleus which have very interesting, colorful leaves.
>Even if you are in an apartment, you can still have a windowbox that
>outside. Then you could experiment with petunias, pansies, vincas,
>marigolds and lots of other more showy flowers.