Sinningia leuchotricha | Bare Root Tuber Sale | SapphireChild Orchids

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Sinningia leucotricha, bare root tuber sale!!  Currently we have:  MEDIUM size tubers which are approximately 1-2", suitable for 4" pots (normally $35 when potted).  These are blooming size and just breaking dormancy.  They should bloom as the foliage expands.  Buy 2 or more and get 10% off (discount applied automatically)! Tubers on this page will be shipped bare root.

If you prefer potted plants, we have those available as well!  Large & extra large bare root tubers may be coming soon, currently reviewing our inventory.  Please inquire if you're looking for instant gratification size.  :)

Sinningia leucotricha is a Brazilian native gesneriad with spectacular plush, slivery leaves.  It also forms a caudex-like tuber which can get quite large. The flowers attract hummingbirds.

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

These are blooming size plants grown from seed by me in the USA.  This species blooms seasonally in spring just as they are coming out of winter dormancy.

This is one of the easiest Sinningia to grow. It typically has an active summer growing season, loving frequent watering but not waterlogged conditions and bright light. Use a high porosity soil mix. Mine lives 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 55F, but a drafty, chilly windowsill will likely suffice) to let it go dormant. Water only infrequently during dormancy. They typically shed their foliage during dormancy. This is in bold because its important that you don't worry the plant is dead when this happens.

For a primer on dormancy cycles in sinningia, see this blog post.

Make sure to unwrap carefully, it can be easy to accidentally damage plants when unwrapping while very excited!

FLAT RATE SHIPPING - one price for as many plants as you want!  (contiguous 48 states only) 
All plants are wrapped carefully and shipped via USPS priority mail. Plant may be shipped bare root at my discretion.  Safe arrival of buds and flowers not guaranteed.
Alaska shipments at your own risk.
We are not currently shipping to Hawaii.

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  • 5
    All Around Wow

    Posted by Ellie P on Apr 28th 2023

    I was so thrilled with my little Caudex! It shipped the day after I ordered it, and arrived the day after that from across the country. It was very thoughtfully packaged, and as I unwrapped it I was delighted to find it had leaves and flowers! I was just expecting a bulb so what a wonderful surprise! It was a little wilty upon arrival just from transit, but it quickly perked up once I planted it in some moist soil. Very glad I found this shop!