Home Sinningia leucotricha
With large silvery foliage Sinningia leucotricha (syn. Rechsteineria leucotricha) and more commonly known as Brazilian Edelweiss makes an excellent houseplant.
The foliage is covered with a layer of silvery white hairs or indumentum that give if soft velvety look.
It grow naturally on rocky cliff faces in fertile pockets. Here it gets good moisture and good drainage.
Over time the plant will form a woody caudex, and this is one of the features that makes it a good houseplant. The caudex stores moisture and makes the plant more tolerant of neglect. Not that anyone neglects plants deliberately, however it happens.
With a little care, individual leaves will last for 18 months or more,new growth naturally appearing before the older foliage drops. Flowers are and orange colour, tubular and appearing as terminal clusters above the foliage. Some specimens are seen with flowers close to red on colour, however most are orange.
Do not over water as this will cause the caudex to rot.
Each plant measures approx cm in height and cm in width.
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