Sinningia tubiflora

Jacob Knecht
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:10:08 PDT

In Los Angeles the foliage would wither on its own and then can easily be
cut off when totally dry.  I don't know if it is a detriment to have foliage
removed before natural senescence is complete.  In my experience this
species always blooms in summer atop new growth that emerges in late

Floppy foliage is most likely due to insufficient light intensity.  Foliage
on my plants in Honolulu was a bit floppy and I attribute this to the fact
that full sun in Honolulu doesn't burn light sensitive plant leaves as
extensively as the full sun in Los Angeles does.  It is a different sort of
sunlight - in some ways less intense and in other ways more intense (maybe
having to do with ambient humidity, air movement and latitude).  Perhaps
other PBS members from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. who have had
success with *Sinningia tubiflora* could chime in with their tips as I have
always had the impression that their climate is comparable to that of some
parts of England.

Best luck blooming your plant this year.


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