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Gloxina Sinningia speciosa

Phonetic Spelling
sigh-NIN-jee-uh spee-see-OH-suh
Description

A perennial bulb, and relative of African violets, gloxina is often grown as a potted houseplant that can be taken outside in the summer.  They have ovate velvety green leaves that form a basal rosette.  They need bright indoor light with no direct sunlight and constant moisture.  It will bloom in the spring after which cut the leaves back to the first two leaves to encourage a second bloom.  After the second bloom reduce watering until the foliage dies back.  Place pots in a dark location with a constant temperature of 60-65 degrees.  Mist the tubers so they do not dry out.  After a dormancy period the tubers should start to grow at which time bring the pots back out into the light and resume regular watering.

Possible problems include gray mold or crown rot from overwatering.

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Tags:
#bulb#showy flowers#houseplant#velvety#hairy leaves#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#showy flowers#houseplant#velvety#hairy leaves#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sinningia
    Species:
    speciosa
    Family:
    Gesneriaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No