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Sinningia 'Isa's Murmur'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae

Sinningia ‘Isa Murmur’ is a short tuberous herb with hairy ovate leaves and tubular flowers borne on long stems. Flowers are pink, double-petaled, shading into a white throat with red-pinkish 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 Cool Environment Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Herbaceous Plant


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Species Summary

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 Its leaves are egg-shaped, green, covered in soft hairs. The leaves have a toothed leaf margin.
Flowers Its flowers are tubular, pink, double-petaled, shading into a white throat with reddish pink markings.
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.
Etymology The genus, ‘Sinningia’, is named in honor of Wilhelm Sinning, German horticulturist of the Botanical Garden of the University of Bonn.

Landscaping Features

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

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Prefers Cool Environment
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Propagation Method Leaf Cutting

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Master ID 33950
Species ID 8366
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Species record last updated on: 17 June 2021.