© 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.

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.

Next Meeting: Saturday, February 15th, 11am-2pm

Members' Show-and-Tell


Do you have a sweetheart of a plant that you want to tell us all about? Or maybe there's a gesneriad at home that you're thinking of breaking up with? Perhaps you've been trying to woo a certain genus into growing well in your conditions, but you aren't sure you're the right match? Bring a plant - whether you love it or just wish you could - to show and tell us about! Our members will sure give you their opinion! Everybody remembers how much fun our last Members' Show-and-Tell meeting was last year, with lots of useful input and information, and a great learning experience for all.

We'll also have our fabulous plant sales table, judged Little Show, coffee, snacks, and camaraderie. Whether you're a hopeless romantic or anti-Valentine's, you'll find something to love at GNYGS!

Future Meetings:

March 21, 2020

April 18, 2020

May 16, 2020

June 20, 2020

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.