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Native to South Brazil and Uruguay, the Sinningia macrostachya is a fantastic show plant that is loved by most cactus and succulent growers. It belongs to the Gesneriaceae family. This perennial plant has a woody stem base that grows slowly but keeps extending to reach a height of 130 cm. The stems grow to erect, steadily branching out from the base. Besides, the foliage is dark green in color with very stiff and large leaves. The plant blooms into short tubular red flowers during late summer. In winters, it goes dormant.
This plant is slow-growing.
The succulent blooms in late summer. The short flowers are tubular and red-colored.
Watering and Feeding
The Sinningia macrostachya loves to be watered regularly, especially during the growing season. In fact, it loves a lot of water, unlike most succulents. However, ensure to reduce watering during the dormant winters. Keep in mind to mist the soil and not the plant directly.
The Sinningia macrostachya prefers well-drained sandy soil.
The hardiness zone of Sinningia macrostachya is 10a to 11b. It is slightly frost-hardy as it can tolerate a temperature ranging from 30° to 45° F (-1.1° to 7.2° C).
Expose your Sinningia macrostachya to partial or shaded sunlight. The best is to give it direct early morning or late afternoon sun.
The ideal propagation method for Sinningia macrostachya is via seeds or leaf cuttings. Caudex cutting is also acceptable to propagate this succulent.
The Sinningia macrostachya was named in 1990 by Alain Chautems. The name means in Latin, big stemmed. This herbaceous succulent has a woody perennial base that produces multiple branching stems. Get one for yourself today!