Sinningia sellovii Pack of 3 | metallic foliage | SapphireChild Orchids

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Sinningia sellovii seedlings, near blooming size. These are all babies from the example flowering plant shown. This spring, we're offering a pack of three young, bare root tubers since I think this species looks best in groups! At time of writing, they are just starting new foliage, though in the photo they hadn't really yet.

You will get three bare root tubers (0.5-1 inch in diameter) per "item" ordered. Flower photo is for reference only, and remember these are coming out of their winter dormancy so just starting to grow foliage for the season. All my sinningias are seed grown by me in the USA.

Sinningia sellovii has very unique foliage in the genus - quilted with a metallic sheen, in colors ranging from green to purple blush overlay in bright light. Flowers hang on a towering scape, which will be taller on larger plants in brighter light.

They say this plant is hardy to zone 8, possibly 7b, but as I live much further North I haven't tested that. Instead, I grow it along all the other sinningias with Cattleyas, or with Aloes and Agaves. If you'd like to grow it as a houseplant, you absolutely can. Just pick a very bright window for the most dramatic foliage color!

I recommend 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, or a west or south facing window in the house. In lower light it will be leggy. In the winter I bring it inside to a cool growing area (a chilly windowsill will likely suffice) and reduce watering. They may shed their foliage during dormancy, that's okay.

FLAT RATE SHIPPING - just one price for as many plants as you want! Mix and match!
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.