Miniature Sinningia (Sinningia pusilla)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pale lavender/white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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August 3, 2011

The plants of this group are among the best houseplants for a constant stream of blooms and ease of growth. Do you grow Gesneriads? If so, please share your photos and experiences in the comments section after the article.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 1:40 PM

This Micro-miniature Sinningia is a member of the Gesneriaceae family of plants like its relative, the African Violet. It requires high humidity but lower light levels than other Gesneriads and will do well at the edge of a fluorescent light stand or in a bright window with no direct sun. Being a micro miniature plant, it does best in a small, shallow container with well-draining potting medium. Keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. The plant sometimes goes dormant but will re-emerge after a short rest period and it also readily reseeds itself.

A delightful little plant to grow, it's one I've found very easy and I miss mine. When my plant went dormant the last time, I apparently didn't remember what was in the container and dumped it. :(

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