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Sinningia 'Stone's Yulia'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae

Sinningia ‘Stone’s Yulia’ is a short tuberous herb with hairy egg-shaped leaves and tubular flowers borne on long stems. Flowers are two toned, pink and white with red markings at mouth of the throat. Cultivars of Sinningia are popular with plant hobbyists because most are long-lived, easy to grow, 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
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a short tuberous herb, with short stems giving this cultivar 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, divided into two tones, pink and white, with red markings at the mouth of the throat.
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 Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

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

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Master ID 33989
Species ID 8405
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Species record last updated on: 17 June 2021.