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Gesneriads are a varied plant Family. The members of the National Capital Area Chapter are proud of their plants.


Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Location & Time: The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD (unless specifically noted). Meetings are usually the second Saturday of the month. Set-up begins at 10; meeting begins at 10:30.

March 18-20, 2016: Gesneriad Plant Show & Sale. Location: The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD.

April 9, 2016: Plant of the Month: Kohleria. (Some members will be attending the Richmond African Violet Society Show.)

May 2016: Review of NCAG and Baltimore AV Spring Shows (labeled slide show) and there will be a presentation of cultural recommendations, from growers outside the club (mostly and hopefully), pertaining to the care of an exceptional species/variety, or a single Gesneriad genus. The Presenter is to be determined.

June 2016: Hands on Hybridizing by Jim Roberts

July 5-9, 2016: The Annual Convention of The Gesneriad Society, in Wilmington, DE.

July 2016: Summer picnic

August 2016: Hands on Terrarium Workshop, with materials provided to set up and maintain a small terrarium Gesneriad. Presenter TBA

September 2016: Episcias: Varieties, Culture, and botanical History, presented by Drew Norris

October 2016: Karyn Cichocki will discuss her Gesneriad Collecting Trip to Ecuador. Nominating panel for election of new officers will be determined.

November 2016: Meeting at the Mid-Atlantic African Violet Show with Jim Roberts and Drew Norris discussing setting up grow light stands.

December 2016: Holiday Party



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About the Chapter

The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society is a group of gesneriad enthusiasts in the Washington, D.C. area.

“The purpose of the chapter shall be to afford a convenient and beneficial association of persons interested in gesneriads; to stimulate a widespread interest in the identification, correct nomenclature, culture, and propagation of gesneriads; and to encourage the origination and introduction of new cultivars.” (NCAC bylaws.)