Latin name: Sinningia speciosa spp
to: Man made hybrid
Growth habit: An upright indoor plant usually not over
12" in height or width.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical
Pests: Watch for spider mites
on the undersides of the plants leaves.
Potted Flowering Plant:
information: Gloxinias are sometimes called Florist Gloxinia. Today nearly all
flowering Gloxinias available at your local Floral Shop or
Garden Center are hybrids. Gloxinias were originally native to Brazil
and other parts of South America. The large bell shaped flowers of
come in varying shades of blues, pinks and purples.
Indoors place your new Gloxinia in bright indirect
lighting. Full sun may burn the slightly furry leaves. Water when
the soil has dried 1/2" to 1" from the surface. Avoid
splashing water on the leaves as this may cause spotting. Indoors
monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Remove spent Gloxinia flowers as
When your Gloxinia plant stops flowering... just be patient it
will soon be flowering again.