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The Greater New York Gesneriad Society

Welcome! We are a group of houseplant enthusiasts focused on the “Miracle Houseplants,” plants in the Gesneriaceae, a family that includes African violets (Saintpaulia), florist gloxinias (Sinningia), Cape primroses (Streptocarpus), Episcias and many other common houseplants.


Saturday, September 16, 2023
11am-2pm at the LGBT Community Center,

208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Ave.),

New York City


"All About Soil"


Members, welcome back!  Our September program will be an interactive talk about soil, potting/repotting and watering methods as pertaining to gesneriads. We will start with some basics that we all may be familiar with, but also expand upon some of the unique ways that these basic principles of horticulture can change when applied to growing gesneriads. Members are encouraged to bring a plant that could use repotting or some TLC (make sure there are no pests). Soil will be provided, but please bring your own pots. Please come prepared to enjoy the discussion and interactive display we have planned for this month.


As always, we'll have a fantastic plant sale, raffle, judged Little Show, education, refreshments and camaraderie.  Please join us for this wonderful occasion.  Guests are welcome.  Hope to see you then!

We meet at the LGBT Community Center on 13th Street west of 7th Avenue. It's easily accessible by A, C, E, F, L, 1, 2, 3 trains.  There is a helpful map on our .

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