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Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Greater New York Gesneriad Society. We are a group of houseplant enthusiasts interested in the “Miracle Houseplants,” plants that include African Violets, Florist Gloxinias, Cape Primroses (Streptocarpus) and many other common houseplants. Download and read a recent issue of our newsletter.

Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.

Next Meeting: May 23, 2015

Rhizomatous Gesneriads

This month's topic will be a general discussion of several of the various beautiful and interesting gesneriads that grow from rhizomes: Kohleria, Smithiantha and Achimenes, among others. We have a great slide program and several of our top growers will be on hand to speak and answer questions about growing, caring and storing these beautiful plants. Yes, they can be easy or sometimes "a little less easy", so here's your opportunity to get all the info and techniques to grow and bloom these plants, and possibly win a ribbon at the Little show in a few months. Plan on attending this meeting and try growing these plants if you haven't recently. Growing them can be great fun.

This is going to be a very informative presentation on one of the three main growth patterns for gesneriads, and so this will be another meeting that can't be missed. See you at the meeting.

We will also have our regular sale of plants propagated by our members, a judged Little Show of members' plants, a hospitality table, and usually some supplies for sale. We're a chatty group so be prepared for socializing before the meeting begins.

We meet at the LGBT Center , 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in Manhattan (Subways: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th Street, L to 8th Avenue). Meetings are from 1 PM to 4 PM (note changed times), with the program starting at 2:30 pm. The facilities are wheelchair accessible. Our monthly meetings feature an educational program, plant sales, raffle, a judged “Little Show” and socializing. Plants, cuttings, seeds, growing supplies and advice always available.


The Greater New York Gesneriad Society is a chapter of The Gesneriad Society, formerly the American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society.

Contact us for details

Email: GNYGesneriads@aol.com




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