Sinningia Aghensis
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:59:54 PDT
Hi Norman, 

From my experience no sinningia tuber does well in a cactus type mix, made up mainly of pumice and pea gravel. I use a 1-1-1 type mix made up of:

1 part of a good quality planting mix (Supersoil, Miracle-Gro, etc.)
1 part Perlite
1 part Peat Moss
then I add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of crushed egg shells per quart (or litre) of this mix.

A national authority on sinningias lives just a few miles up the road from you in Palo Alto. His name is Alan LaVerne and he is a big believer in using Supersoil only for all his sinningias. He does admit to a few failures with this mix though. He has a fun website to peruse, called Sinningias and friends. Try it at

He grows and does describe & discuss Sinningia aghensis.

Gene/San Francisco (San Mateo for you)

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From: Norman Rose <>
Subject: [pbs] Sinningia Aghensis
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:38:58 -0700 (PDT)

Hi all,
I will be receiving a tuber of Sinningia Aghensis in
the next day or so from the last BX offering. After
searching the web & viewing all the PBS archives I
still have a couple questions. Should the soil be made
up mostly of pumice & pea gravel and a little compost?
Can it take full sun here in Z9 Northern California? I
will have this in a pot can it survive outside in the
winter or should it be kept inside and kept dry?
thank you
Norman Rose
Z9 San Jose California
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