A few weeks back I ordered two P. esseriana. They arrived with much longer leaves than any of the P. esseriana I had already and the leaves were smooth, not upturned. At the moment the long leaves of my two new P. esseriana are all in various stages of drying out and the emerging leaves are shorter and have upturned margins, so now they look like my other P. esseriana. For a while I thought the nursery made a mistake and sent me a different species, like P. rotundiflora, which would have been nice but I'm happy with my cute plants.
My question is did they not get enough light in the nursery where they were or are they not getting enough light in my care? (BTW, I have them in a windowsill, they get sun from 8-12ish). Also I got an P. esseriana a while ago from PingMan that had pinkish leaves, by now all the leaves are bright green. So that is also making me think my plants are not getting enough light. I like the small bright green leaves a lot but does longer, pinkish leaves mean that this species is in good conditions?
Thanks for reading all this and for any info, LA Traphole