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Know and Grow Gesneriads

"How to Know and Grow Gesneriads” is a 80-page manual, fully illustrated with color photographs, and includes detailed chapters on the 52 most popular genera of gesneriads, as well as thorough cultural information. This is the perfect resource for the beginning, intermediate, or advanced gesneriad grower.   It is an update, and huge improvement over the original, out of print, "How to Know and Grow Gesneriads" first published 17 years ago.  

From the manual's introduction, "In the following pages you will find an overview of the Gesneriad family from a botanical point of view.  The next section contains genus-by-genus descriptions and photographs of species and hybrids in some of the most popular gesneriad genera.  Finally, we provide you with in-depth instructions on gesneriad culture so that you will be able to successfully grow these plants yourself".

If you wish to explore this family of plants, many of which are found on this website, having this manual in your collection is very highly recommended.


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Know and Grow Gesneriads

Average Rating 5 out of 5

New Book

Great! This is just what I was looking for.

Robert Jensen Apr 14 2024, 13:25 PM

Great resource

Good overview of cultivated gesneriads. Helped me get started with this wonderful group!

Jasen Liu Dec 16 2019, 22:40 PM

Great information

This book provides great information on the genre in general. I was not familiar with Gesneriads at all, but I’ve had decent success by following the guidelines provided in this succinct publication.

Max Burchett-Zuniga, Jr. May 12 2019, 11:42 AM

Love this book!

Has so much wonderful information for beginners and different levels of growing.

Vicki Tacoma Sep 13 2018, 16:25 PM

Great Intro Gesi Book

Excellent book for those who are interested in growing different gesneriads.included is info on propagation, unique traits, light, water and soil requirements. A very good place to start on your own path and adventure in growing gesneriads.

Jeff Hubbard Nov 02 2017, 13:12 PM

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