My Sinningia leucotricha decided to bloom! There are so many flowers compared to last year as well. I did give it a good dose of my new fertilizer that supposedly encourages flowering, so maybe that’s why.
Just look at it! This is Sinningia leucotricha’s most adorable stage of growth. The little hairs are covering the leaves, protecting them from the harmful sun rays. I think every new leaf is growing several flower buds, too. I can’t wait to see them bloom in a few weeks.
The new leaf sprouts on a Sinningia leucotricha bulb are always absolutely adorable. They’re so white and fluffy I want to give the plant a hug!
The bulb itself is now just around 10 cm in diameter.
If anyone finds one, but haven’t bought it because they’re afraid of killing it, just know that this is the most hardy caudiciform I’ve ever owned. It stays outside (protected from frost) both in winter and in summer and it loves whatever I do to it. Forget to water? Don’t worry, the bulb is made of water and will pull from its reserves whenever it needs to. Afraid you’ll overwater? This thing LOVES water (in summer). I had to repot mine and add more regular potting soil because the soil was drying out too fast.
The only rules are:
Water it regularly in spring and summer, whenever the soil looks dry.
No water in winter. Keep it completely dry and protected from frost.
Give it as much sun as possible.
My Sinningia leucotricha never really went dormant this year, probably because we haven’t had a frosty winter. It did just start to sprout new fuzzy leaves at the top of the now huge bulb!
My Sinningia leuctroicha bulb decided to send out these colorful flowers today ? It must really thrive out there in the summer heat.
This pot is watered once a week at the moment. Sometimes twice a week when it’s very warm outside and the leaves start drooping. Sinningia love water in summer, even though it’s a succulent (technically a caudiciform).
My Sinningia leucotricha has grown what looks like flower buds between the smallest leaf pair. Awesome! Last year, it grew flowers from one single stem, but now I get twice as many ?
My Sinningia leucotricha is growing new leaves and I can’t get over how fluffy they are. I think by now you must know I love fluffy plants. When the leaves grow bigger, the hairs will spread out a little, but they’re still soft to touch.
A lovely view.
My Sinningia leucotricha is flowering! The pale leaves and vivid flowers compliment each other so well.
It’s so fluffy I want to hug it!