Sinningia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower (4″ pot)


This is an easy-to-grow tropical Gesneriad with very fuzzy, large, green leaves that produce bright red-orange flowers. This is a rarely offered tropical plant with an interesting potato-like tuber.

Ships in a 4″ pot. Does not come with flowers.

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This is a South American Gesneriad (Brazil/Argentina). It is easy to grow and bloom. Blooms are a bright orange/red color and you can see them in late winter/early spring. Grow it in bright shade/filtered light and give it average water. It does go dormant in the summer time (keep it dry when dormant) and you need to avoid freezing temperatures. For us in south FL, the plant looks best in late fall to early spring when it has the attractive foliage and showy flowers. The plant sleeps in the summer time and sometimes starts sleeping in the spring time because we can feel like summer in the spring here.

The really nice thing about this plant are the beautiful, large, velvety leaves sprouting from the tuber. The potting mix has to have very good drainage. Go heavy on perlite.

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Gardino Nursery