Brazilian Edelweiss

//Brazilian Edelweiss

Sinningia grow from tubers, so there is seasonality to them. When the plant is actively growing, keep it lightly moist. When the foliage dies back, just mist the soil regularly to keep the tubers from drying out too much. Start your normal watering when new leaves start to show. As with most plants, they can survive a short drought, but they donäó»t recover from drowning. Water the soil, not the plant. They are prone to crown rot and gray mold which happens when the leaves stay wet. Do not let the plant sit in water, it must be well drained, and in well drained soil. They have the same light requirements as an African violet. Morning or soft late afternoon light is best. That means an East, shaded West, or North-facing window. By all means, avoid direct sun during the hottest hours of the day. Protect from frost. Some species with particularly large tubers are cultivated by cactus and succulent enthusiasts as caudiciforms. One such example is this one often listed under the older name Rechsteineria leucotricha and dubbed “Brazilian edelweiss” for its covering of silvery, silky hairs.

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