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Family: GESNERIACEAE 

 Sinningia cardinalis
 

 

  
Author:  Harold Emery Moore 1973
Family:  Gesneriaceae
Habitat:  Brazil
Soil:  Compressed sphagnum peat moss pellets or well-drained mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Bright Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Cardinal Flower, Helmet Flower
Synonyms:  Gesneria cardinalis, Lehmann 1850. Gesneria macrantha, Spreng. Rechsteineria cardinalis Kuntze 1891. Dircaea cardinalis, Regel 1853. Corytholoma cardinale, Fritsch 1894.
Got it from:  Zuidhorn, The Netherlands
Year:  2004
 

   This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Harold Emery Moore in 1973. It is found in Brazil, growing in sphagnum peat moss or other forms of well-drained soil with some water, high humidity and some sun. The caudex will get six centimetres or more in diameter, the stems will get 30 centimetres high. The flowers are, as the name indicates, bright red. It can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

SubFamily: Gesnerioideae, Tribe: Gloxineae