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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, May 18, 2024
11am-2pm at the LGBT Community Center,

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

New York City


"A glut of gesneriads" with Joel Egan

This month, let’s do a deep dive into the Gesneriaceae family and familiarize ourselves with some of the lesser known genera. We will explore them through presentations, online resources, the newly published Gesneriad Society's manual “How to know and grow gesneriads”, member discussion and live plant specimens.


Members are encouraged to bring in plants from any lesser known genera for show and tell. A "strange" gesneriad is just a friendly gesneriad you haven’t met yet - let’s make some more friends this month.

As usual, we'll have coffee/refreshments, a fantastic sales plant, a judged Little Show, raffle, and much more. Hope to see you then! Guests are welcome.


Please note our remaining dates for 2024 are as follows:

may 18

june 15

september 21

october 19

november 16

december 14 (members only)


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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