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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 president.

Next Meeting: June 21, 2014

Our speaker this month, Stephen Maciejewski from Philadelphia, has given us several excellent talks about his exploring trips in Asia in the past.

Please join us at our monthly meeting to hear him speak on the history and work of the Gesneriad Conservation Center of China (GCCC). Although there are over 400 gesneriad species in China, many are critically endangered and headed towards extinction. With the assistance of Professor Wei Yi-Gang (author of Gesneriaceae of South China), The Guangxi Institute of Botany (GXIB) and the Gesneriad Society, Stephen helped establish the GCCC in 2012. This program will tell the success story of the creation, development and recent history of GCCC, located in Guilin, China.

Note that this month's meeting is back at our regular time (11AM-2PM).

Also, we will 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 11:30 am to 2 pm, with the program starting at 12:30 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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