mystery Sinningia

Dennis Kramb
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:07:58 PDT
When I established my terrarium several months ago I bought a bunch of 
different things from a bunch of different places.

Black Jungle was selling Sinningia tubiflora, and the description 
sounded delightful!  "One of the easier of all Gesneriads to grow, S. 
tubiflora does best on a sunny windowsill or outdoors in partial sun. 
Narrow grey-green leaves are paired along the stems that reach 8"-10" 
tall. From this arises 12" spikes carrying 2" long tubular white flowers 
that are quite fragrant, unusual for a Gesneriad!"

Well whatever they sent me won't stop growing!!  It has exceeded 36 
inches in length and has completely outgrown my 24" deep(tall) 
terrarium.  I'm super new to gesneriads, so I'm hoping someone else can 
tell me.... is there really a Sinningia that gets this tall??  My plant 
is definitely geophytic.  The bulb/tuber is smaller than a tennis ball, 
roughly speaking.  But is it a Gesneriad?  I have no idea.  It's not 
showing any signs of blooming.

I'll try to send a picture this weekend.

Dennis in Cincinnati

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