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Sinningia 'Ozark Sentimental Journey'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae

Sinningia ‘Isa Murmur’ is a short tuberous herb with hairy ovate leaves and tubular flowers borne on long stems. Flowers are purple, the throat is cream-yellow with a white mouth and purple markings. Cultivars of Sinningia are popular with plant hobbyists because most are easy to grow, long-lived and produce flowers that are unusual and attractive.

Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Cool Climate Herbaceous


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Species Summary

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a semi-miniature, tuberous herb up to 15 cm tall, with short stems giving this cultivar a rosette-like appearance.
Foliage Its leaves are egg-shaped, green, covered in soft hairs, measuring up to 8 cm long by 3 cm. The leaves have a toothed leaf margin (crenulate).
Flowers Its flowers are tubular, purple, the throat is cream-yellow with a white mouth and purple markings. The flowers purportedly are lightly scented.
Taxonomy Hybrid produced by Dale Martens who crossed Sinningia guttata with an unknown white/ purple flowered miniature Sinningia hybrid
Cultivation Similar to African violets, it prefers to grow in well-drained soil under indirect or filtered light. Ensure that the plant is grown in a small pot, water moderately to prevent soggy soil that will cause the tubers to rot.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, [Remarks] (Avoid over watering the plant as soggy media will cause the caudex to rot. Under local conditions, this hybrid has been observed to have 2 growing cycles a year. After each growing cycle, when the leaves and stems start to dry up and wither, watering should also be reduced to allow the plant to enter dormancy. Once the caudex sends out a new shoot, resume watering and start feeding to allow the plant to gain sufficient energy to produce flowers. )
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Fertilizing Dilute liquid fertilizers should be applied only when the plant is actively growing, i.e. producing new leaves or flowers
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting, Leaf Cutting, Storage Organ


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Purple, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Thin

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Master ID 31610
Species ID 6009
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Species record last updated on: 13 July 2021.