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

$20.00 - $30.00
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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.

These are blooming size plants in 3 or 4 inch pots. Plants are blooming size but not in bloom at this time.  Blooming plants shown are for reference only.  All my sinningias are seed grown by me in the USA. 

NOTE: Foliage on this species cracks easily, I do my best to prevent but sometimes USPS outsmarts me.  But if this happens, the plants also replace the foliage easily during the growing season, so don't worry!

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.

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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.