Sinningia douglasii - 20 seeds

Sinningia douglasii - 20 seeds

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This species is one of the few sinningias found widely as an epiphyte, growing on the trunks and branches of trees. In some places, it grows in the troughs of corrugated roofs. The standard form of the plant has pinkish flowers with purple streaks on the inside of the flower tube (and to a lesser extent, on the outside). There is usually one dark streak on each of the lower three corolla lobes. The plant has two closely spaced whorls of three leaves each, giving the appearance of a single whorl of six leaves. The underside of the leaf has a dark red midvein.

The pot should be sealed in a plastic baggie to maintain moisture and high humidity. The seed trays should be maintained at relatively warm temperatures (about 70 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit) and given bright, filtered light about 10 to 14 hours daily. Many growers use banks of fluorescent lights to provide illumination for germinating seeds and raising seedlings; held several inches above the seed flats, these not only provide adequate light, but also additional warmth.