Houseplants forum: Sinningia blooms

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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Mar 27, 2013 11:26 PM CST
I have a crested Sinningia Insularia that I was told would probably not bloom (I guess they're difficult to bloom) somehow I've been blessed Hurray!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 28, 2013 6:08 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Wow, that is a beautiful, healthy plant ... gorgeous! I've never heard of Sinningia insularia; there's one called S. insularis but it has coral colored blooms and the leaves are different:

http://www.brazilplants.com/gesneriaceae/sinningia/sinningia...
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 28, 2013 11:31 AM CST
Lin, you're right its not insularia - its S. insularis (my label is wearing out! - hard to read) *Blush* Sticking tongue out
I love that this is a crested type!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 28, 2013 2:10 PM CST
Greg: I just love your plant, it's so beautiful, reminds me of the (related) Chirita plants I once grew. I grow a couple of miniature Sinningia's but they aren't doing real right now. I keep thinking I might try one of the standard Sinningia's and I love the color of the bloom on yours but everything I find for S. insularis shows coral/red colored flowers. Your beauty sure doesn't have the same color flowers as those below which are listed as S. insularis:

http://www.brazilplants.com/gesneriaceae/sinningia/sinningia...

http://www.burwur.net/sinns/4insMain.htm

http://torontogesneriadsociety.org/tgspictures/index.php/s/2...

But, upon further searching I found this one, Sinningia 'Purple Crest' x self:

http://www.bradsgarden37166.com/purplecrest.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ki/1383977156/

When I grew Chirita's I was drawn to the lavender/purple shades ... and I love the purple Sinningia's.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 28, 2013 5:12 PM CST
Hi Lin, thank you! The leaves look very much like your chirita! The other day when you sent that photo I thought that was what this plant is, then I found the label in the pot Smiling A friend who's a gesnariad and plant lover gave me this plant, there are several of us who meet up to see what we're growing, anyway, they gave it to me with the challenge of my trying to get it to bloom! (a friendly challenge!) I really didn't think I would, and was surprised to see these bloom stalks! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 28, 2013 5:29 PM CST
You obviously have a very green thumb! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 28, 2013 8:44 PM CST
Thumbs up I've seen your work too! nodding
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Mar 29, 2013 7:12 AM CST
LOL, I've never been the best plant caretaker; in my house plants have to thrive on neglect. When I was young I'd kill them with kindness (overwatering) ... now I kill them with neglect!

Seriously though ... for me, I've found that a little neglect works. I grow everything in the same potting medium, rarely remember to feed/fertilize and I water sporadically. I guess it's good that I live in a humid environment or the poor plants wouldn't have much of a chance at survival. Green Grin!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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gg5
Mar 29, 2013 12:11 PM CST
That's how I'm trying to be since I've gone towards more succulents! Although these gesnariads seem like they like water!! Rolling on the floor laughing I water these guys a couple times per week! Glare
Cheers I tip my hat to you.
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