Auricula Theatre. Auriculas prefer the cool of outside, but not the wet. The show varieties, in particular, which have the floury covering to their flowers & leaves, immediately mark with a drop of water; and they hate baking sun.That's why they are traditionally grown in the shelter of a theatre, half outside, half in. Miners and weavers in the North of England used to carry their Auricula Theatres on their backs to shows. The plants were much prized and the displays meticulously prepared.
A great activity for your plant-centric dinner party is a plant swap. Ask guests to bring along a potted cutting from one of their favorite flowering or produce-bearing plants. Planted in repurposed tins, the cuttings create a cute favor table, guests can just grab one on their way out.