sinningia aurora borealis

leahrenee1(z9FL)May 23, 2014

After this is done blooming should I cut off some of the stems, I feel like it looks messy, what say you?
(I believe it's sinningia aurora borealis)

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i cut S. leucotricha leaves off near the end of Winter, to give it plenty of fresh new growth and flowers for Spring.

Im sure this can be handled similarly.

Beautiful plant!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 6:54AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

I would not only cut the long unsightly stems - and put the tips down for rooting - someway there is always somebody who wants it - I will repot it as well.
'Aurora Borealis' is a Sinningia speciosa - and even if it wants to grow indeterminantly - it usually benefits if you let the tuber rest when it slows down in a fall.
On the other side - you have a gorgeous healthy plant - whatever you are doing is working. What do they say - if it ain't broke don't fix it ;-)).

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 4:47PM
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The other problem I have is that it doesn't always rest, it did the first year I had it but it did not this year.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 4:53PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

that has been my experience here in florida One grew and flowerd continuously for over 5 years interestingly it died down in Sept and did not resprout until Feb was promptly devoured by a rat lol It has now resprouted again and growing like gang busters lol I moved it out to my "houseplant area of the shade garden Hopefully it's rat free good luck gary

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 6:52AM
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