Tall stems (studded with pairs of small scalloped leaves) terminate with fragrant white tubed blossoms with flared lobes. Unusual chill tolerant type grown as an outdoor plant in southern California (but tubers must be considerably below frost line in perfectly drained soil). Rather too leggy to be an attractive houseplant--and the dormancy cycles can be perplexing--so just plant in a pot with a Bromeliad, Orchid, or even Oxalis as it is always happiest growing in another plant's pot, especially as tends to be quite stoloniferous with new shoots appearing unexpectedly in other areas of a wide pot. This characteristic has led several horticulturalists to suspect this to actually be the Brazilian Sinningia tuberosa.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×