The Greater New York Gesneriad Society

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


Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19/novel coronavirus, the LGBT Community Center is suspending operations through March 31st. Our March 21st meeting is cancelled.

We hope to return to our regular schedule in April.

Future Meetings:

April 18, 2020 - 2019 Convention Winners

May 16, 2020 - Guest speaker Joe Palagonia on growing Streptocarpus

June 20, 2020 - Propagation Meeting

We meet at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street in Manhattan.

Ask at the reception desk for this month's meeting room.


The meeting begins at 11 a.m. with plant sales, coffee, Little Show entries/judging, and raffle. The educational program begins at noon.


Plants, cuttings, seeds, growing supplies, and advice always available. See our "About Us" page for more about what goes on at meetings.

© 2017, 2018 by ​Greater NY
Gesneriad Society.

The Greater New York Gesneriad Society is a chapter of The Gesneriad Society,
formerly the American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society.