February 1, 2011

Next meeting: February 12, 2011 in DC

Growing from seed! It's easy and it's the only way to get some of these gesneriads into your collection! Learn how at our next meeting at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC. Saturday, February 12, 2011, doors open at 10:30 a.m., program starts at 11:00. There will also be a plant raffle, as usual.

Pictured here: Sinningia pusilla growing among moss at the base of a bonsai. A tuberous plant from Brazil, S. pusilla is a wonderful plant for a terrarium. With mature plants around 1.5-2 inches in diameter, it is a true miniature. From seed, they can bloom in under 3 months.

Sinningia pusilla