Sinningia cardinalis | bright red flowers, caudiciform tuber | SapphireChild Orchids

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Sinningia cardinalis has large, brilliant red flowers over bright green foliage. Like leucotricha, it is fuzzy, but the texture of its fuzz is different. This Brazilian native gesneriad, from the state of Rio de Janeiro, enjoys a winter rest. I find this species to be very amenable to "brief rest" in winter, if you prefer, remaining almost in perpetual growth.

**blooming plant pictured for reference only!** (that's their mom!)

These are blooming size plants. All my sinningias are seed grown by me in the USA, and are delivered with established root systems.

I reccommend growing conditions similar to Sinningia leuchotricha. It typically has an active summer growing season, loving frequent watering but not waterlogged conditions. Use a high porosity soil mix. These can live happily outside in the summer in light shade, with direct sun for about half the day. A west or south facing window in the house would be equivalent. In the winter I bring it inside to a cool growing area (about 65F, but a drafty, chilly windowsill will likely suffice) and reduce watering. They may shed their foliage during dormancy, thats okay.

You will get a plant established in a 4" pot.  The photo showing the large mother plant is for reference only.

Foliage on this species cracks easily, but if this happens, it also replaces the foliage easily during the growing season. So don't worry!

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Note about shipping: All plants are wrapped carefully and shipped via USPS priority mail. Make sure to unwrap carefully, it can be easy to accidentally damage plants when unwrapping while very excited! Plant may be shipped bare root at my discretion. Hawaii & Alaska shipments at your own risk.