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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 the October 2015 issue of our newsletter.

Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.

Next Meeting: Saturday September 24 from 1PM to 4PM.

This month, we are going to Learn from the experts: Our September meeting is a webinar on petrocosmeas. Bev Wilson, an award-winning grower, has put together an hourlong presentation on these magnificent plants.

Petrocosmeas mainly come from the mountains of southwest China, the areas where the mountains actually look like the mountains in Chinese paintings. In the wild, they grow among limestone rocks, in shady, moist and mossy areas, but their succulent leaves are a clue that they need excellent drainage.

We grow petrocosmeas for their symmetrical leaf arrangements, which we can admire all year, but they can be coaxed into bloom. sometimes spectacular bloom. Bev will tell us how to do both. She’s know how to do it --- she's got a basement full of blooming petrocosmeas. In this presentation, she shares her secrets for growing these little-understood plants into outstanding specimens.

Future Meetings: Oct 22, Nov 19 (Third Saturday!), Dec date to be determined

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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