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Sinningia 'Fat Dragon'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Cool Climate Ornamental Flowers Herbaceous


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a tuberous herb with shorts stems, giving this species a rosette like appearance.
Foliage Leaves are ovate-shaped, green to olive in color, soft hairy, up to 4cm in length. The veins on the underside are raised, it has a crenulate leaf margin. Petioles are green.
Flowers Flowers are tubular, borne on long stems in leaf axils. Flowers are pink with white lower corolla lobe, yellow throat with dull red markings within.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, Prefers Cool Environment
Propagation Method Leaf Cutting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate

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Master ID 33949
Species ID 8365
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Species record last updated on: 29 October 2020.