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.

October 16, 2021 at 11:00 am- 2 pm, In-person at the LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street, Manhattan).

Chas Huston from the University of Minnesota greenhouses will speak to us on  Growing Gesneriads in a Teaching and Research Collection 

Chas grows a wide variety of plants for use in teaching, with a specialization in orchids and gesneriads. 


Please join us for a wonderful meeting, with a plant sale, a judged Little Show, show-and-tell, comraderie/socializing with your fellow gesneri-philes. We will have a large room so that we can socially-distance.  All attendees must wear masks.

If you're not a member but are new to gesneriads, please join us for a fun and educational meeting. 

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 .