October 31, 2013

Nov 9 meeting - repotting Gesneriads

The next meeting of The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will be on November 9, 2013:

Topic: Repotting Gesneriads
Location: The Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705 (on US-1, a couple of miles from I-495)
Time: Saturday November 9, 2013, 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 for setup)

This is a perfect opportunity to get tips on how to repot scraggly plants, pot up seedlings, re-pot a lopsided African Violet for better growth, what to avoid when repotting a Streptocarpus, and how to select a pot size for that Sinningia tuber. Also, many gesneriads can be propagated from cuttings in the winter, provided you have an appropriate indoor/greenhouse growing environment.

There will be some hands-on, as time and space allows.  Feel free to bring your pest-free disease-free gesneriad to the meeting to show it off or to get some expert advice.  (If in doubt, bring the plant in a clean SEALED bag.) Bring some tools and pots if you want to squeeze in some re-potting while at the meeting!

These two are good examples of things needing repotting: