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Thanks to some great DG friends I have started getting into Gesneriads. My first AV to bloom is the one pictured .. It was a NOID but after looking at pictures I'm thinking it might be Epsom Magic. Please correct me if I'm wrong .. I passed my personal test which was to keep my new plants alive and thriving for more than 6 months so I'm ready to jump in with both feet! I even weathered a fungus gnat infestation with no problems .. turned out to be that awful Miracle Grow AV soil. I ended up removing all the MG soil and replacing it with a mixture of ProMix - BX and vermiculite and perlite. I have them in a south facing window behind some white mini blinds and they are doing awesome!!! They seem to love the really bright but indirect/filtered light. I've also successfully started a new plant from a leaf! So proud of myself!
I have a lot to learn though and eventually want to get into the Sinningia's. I've been reading all the threads paying particular attention to the ones about problems and really am loving the pictures of all the different cultivars! I had no idea!