while looking quickly at Lowes the other day to see what they had left in the nursery, i ran across some rhizomatous begonias. I've always shied away from many houseplants, but these are so interesting to look at that i grabbed some (as well as a few other plants).
hairy stems and leaves. some say they are hard to grow, but humidity seems to be the key-and the Penthouse has plenty of that. they bloom rarely, but maybe i can coax them along.