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Sinningia 'Ozark Sentimental Journey'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Cool Climate

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin - hybrid produced by Dale Martens who crossed Sinningia guttata with an unknown white/ purple flowered miniature Sinningia hybrid
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Semi-miniature, tuberous herb to 12(15)cm tall
Foliage Leaves ovate, to  8cm long by 3cm wide dark green, hairy, fleshy; veins on under surface of leaf raised; margins crenulate. 
Flowers Flowers to 5cm long, purple with a cream- yellow throat. The flowers purportedly have a very light scent. 

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. )
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

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

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
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.
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