Sinningia leuchotricha | blooming size african violet relative | SapphireChild Orchids

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Sinningia leucotricha, blooming size plants. All my sinningias are seed grown by me in the USA.

Plants for sale are like the examples, in your choice of 4" pots (approx 2-3" tubers), 3" clear pots (approx 1-2" tubers). Blooming plant pictured for reference only, your plant may not be in bud or bloom on arrival.

Sinningia leucotricha is a Brazilian native african violet relative, very closely related to gloxinias. Perhaps the you'll see the resemblance especially to gloxinia in its tube shaped flowers and fuzzy leaves. Actually, it has spectacular plush, slivery leaves.  It also forms a caudex-like tuber which can get quite large. The flowers attract hummingbirds.  The species typically blooms as they come out of dormancy, and sometimes, randomly add a few flowers throughout the summer as well. Mostly they bloom seasonally in the spring, just as they come out of 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. My stud plants live 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 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.

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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.

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  • 5
    Nice healthy plant

    Posted by Pippi on Jun 23rd 2023

    Beautiful plant. It was well packed. Week after arrival the first blooms appeared.

  • 5
    Sinningia leucotricha

    Posted by Susannah on Aug 20th 2022

    I got this as a gift for my friends’ birthday. I am so happy with the beautiful plant I received. It is much larger than I expected. The leaves are huge and the caudex is enormous. I will definitely be purchasing more plants from Julia.