Sinningia Macrostachya - Leather Leaf Gloxinia
Sinningia macrostachya is an interesting variety of Sininngia native to Brazil and Uruguay.
Forming a swollen caudex base with age, it can reach diameters of up to 40cm. During the growing summer season, it produces a growing stem with large oval leaves with serrated edges, which feel rough like sandpapaer, and can reach around 20 - 25 cm in length.
Clusters of long tubular red flowers are produced at maturity, though not as showy as other sininngias but its impressive size makes up for this!
Can reach a maximum height of up to 1.3 meters when in growth.
Frost tender, keep above 5°C.