+ Comes in a 6" pot
This is a tuberous herbaceous perennial. Often growing out of rocks or cliffs in nature, it is primarily pollinated by hummingbirds and bees (though fun fact, one of the 65 known species of Sinningia is pollinated by a bat). Named after Wilhelm Sinning, who was a gardener of an infamous garden in Bonn Germany. The tuber will go dormant in the winter time, dropping its leaves.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Gesneriaceae / Sinningia
Sinningia / Hardy Gloxinia
Can attain a base that is 3.3 feet wide with a vine that can run up to 10 feet high, given the right indoor conditions.
Can be hardy to 40 degree fahrenheit, but prefers warmth and full sun.
This is considered a relatively easy plant to maintain
The plant naturally grows in part shade to shade, so when kept indoors, keep on the north side, where it can achieve very bright but indirect sunlight.
They like to have their soil moist, but not soggy. During winter time, if the plant goes into dormancy, cut back on the water and keep in a cooler location. It does prefer high humidity, so make sure to have it near a humidifier or on a pebble tray.
It prefers well draining medium. So an african violet soil with a mix of perlite, orchid bark, and peat moss would be perfect.
DOES IT FLOWER?
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
Considered to be non-toxic
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Mainly propagated by seeds (which can take a while to mature) and cuttings (which should be taken prior to blooming season).
Overwatering is a big culprit to the death of a Sinningia. If it starts to drop significant leaves, also look for common pests such as scale and spider mites. If the leaves begin to curl, its not receiving enough moisture in the air.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.