Sinningia hirsuta

S. hirsuta is an attractive but somewhat difficult to grow species. In my experience it requires fair humidity if the leaves are to be maintained in reasonable condition. Fairly bright light will produce the most blooms.  Another photo, of a show plant, can be seen here.

S. hirsuta has seen somewhat limited use in hybridizing, but one of the most interesting and successful of recent Sinningia hybrids, S. 'Amizade', managed to capitalize on its floriferous nature while improving on its ease of culture. 

Please note that the white spots on the leaves of this plant are not white flies, but are chunks of sticky pollen that have fallen from the flowers and could not be easily removed from the hairy leaves.

 

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