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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, March 18, 2023
11am-2pm at the LGBT Community Center,

208 West 13th Street, New York

New Advances in the Technology of Growing Under Lights

with Minh Bui via Zoom


Join us this month as Minh Bui, from the National Capital Chapter of the Gesneriad Society, will give us a presentation via Zoom, on the new advances in indoor lighting for growing houseplants.  Minh has been testing LED lighting for many years and gave an informative presentation to the African Violet Society convention in 2021, which is now available on Youtube.  Since then, there have been many changes in the technology and he will update us on the current state of LED lights, with a focus on growing gesneriads indoors.

As always, we'll have a fantastic plant sale, a judged Little Show, education, refreshments and camaraderie. It is cold outside but there’ll be plenty of warmth inside.  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, 4, 5, 6 trains.  There is a helpful map on our .

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