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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 September 2016 issue of our newsletter.

Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.

NEXT MEETING: SaturdayJanuary 21 from 11AM to 2PM.

Note the change of times --- we are back to our old reliable schedule of Third Saturday of the month at 11AM.

INVITED SPEAKER! Our own Michael Riley will talk to us about "Growing Smithiantha and Eucodonia; two sisters from Mexico". Many of us in The Gesneriad Society grow and love these colorful flowers and velvet-leaved plants from Mexico. They have been a horticultural sensation since they arrived in Europe, over 175 years. Join Michael Riley to hear the fascinating story of why these few species have provided hybridizers and growers with an infinite array of hybrids to propagate and grow on our windowsills, under lights or outdoors – you will love these wonderful plants.

This will be another unique and really interesting and informative program ....another one not to be missed.

Future Meetings: Dates for 2017 (All third Saturday except next April!): January 21st, February 18th, March 18th, April 22nd (4th Saturday), May 20th, June 17th.

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 AM to 2 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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