Sinningia leucotricha - Brazilian Edelweiss
Sinningia leucotricha is a fuzzy-leaved gesneriad with salmon-colored, tube-shaped blooms. Naturally found growing on steep cliffs in Brazil, this plant's tuber can be exposed as it matures to show off the swollen base of the plant. The short stems of the plant juxtapose the wide caudex beautifully, and the silvery leaves can get quite large. This plant will often go dormant for the cooler, darker months, but that large base is an energy storage device so it can quickly resprout in the spring.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light. Avoid direct afternoon sun.
• Water: Water the soil around the plant to keep it lightly moist when in active growth. Err on the side of underwatering, as this plant's large tuber is susceptible to rot. When the plant is dormant, occasionally mist the soil to keep the tuber from desiccating.
• Considerations: The leaves of this plant do not like to get wet. When watering, water the soil and not the plant. Keep mostly dry during winter dormancy.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Sinningia leucotricha that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4"nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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