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Tips&Care: Sinningia leucotricha



The silver-white furry foliage makes all fall in love with this cute succulents. ❤ I did some researches and found originally is from Brazil.



Planting sinningia from the tuber needs a lot of patience for waiting. The plants need time to get sprouting. It gets rotten easily if too often watering before it has mature leaves and well rooting.

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Light:

Before get sprouting, I put it under the table next to the full-height window. Allow it receiving not too much strong light. After got sprouting and has baby leaves, I move up to get more light for growing the full leaves. You can notice that large leaves means enough light and the long twig with tiny leaves means too less.

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Pot:

Better go with the deeper one having the same diameter and height. For the diameter of pot = Plant's diameter+ 1.5"

For example if the plant is 3cm (1.2") the pot should be at least 2.7" or 3" the good size will contain enough volume of soil and keeping moist for a week.

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Watering:

Ideally should water once a week. Together getting enough light and ventilation to make your soil get dry in a week too. Avoid using spray bottles or water a little. Please water until the water drop from drainage hole for a whileee~~slowly count 1-5


Mixture of soil:

It is very easy. You can use cactus soil. It likes well drainage soil but rich. My recipe is,

🌱 3 peat

🌱 1 perlite

🌱 1 vermiculite

🌱 1 pumice

🌱 1 dry leaves

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My mefia quite light and well drainage that will easily grow well roots for tuber. And will be in time to water once a week. You can also use your indoor soil : sand/perlite (1:1)



Exposed 1/3 of bulb helps it gets fast sprouting. You'll get full leaves in a month




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Janet Chung
Janet Chung
Aug 04, 2022

Thanks for the info above but I have few questions to ask.

  1. How about type of fertilizer & regularity?

  2. How to make it sprout more branches? Mine has only 1 branch but very healthy.

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Inkcacti
Inkcacti
Aug 04, 2022
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  1. I use tablet fertilizer with NPK 13/13/13. It's convenient for me that tablets will remain for 2-3 months. So I just put once planting then next in 3 months after.

  2. I believe size of pot and the sunlight it received are important to get bigger bulb and also more sprouts.

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