Gloxinia

Scientific name : “Sinningia speciosa”

Gloxinia is a fabulous gift plant AND can be spectacular house plants if you give them proper care. A few years ago, a gloxinia flowering houseplant (Sinningia speciosa) was considered a perennial. The plants would bloom and then die back. After a period of dormancy, the plant would regrow, delighting its owner with a fresh flush of big, velvety flowers.

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Gloxinia is a fabulous gift plant AND can be spectacular house plants if you give them proper care. A few years ago, a gloxinia flowering houseplant (Sinningia speciosa) was considered a perennial. The plants would bloom and then die back. After a period of dormancy, the plant would regrow, delighting its owner with a fresh flush of big, velvety flowers.Todays gloxinias are hybrids that are bred to quickly produce a large number of blossoms. These gloxinias produce an outstanding display for about two months, but once the flowers fade, the plant rarely comes back because it invests all its energy into flowers rather than sturdy roots. Therefore, these plants are best grown as annuals, and since they are discarded after the bloom cycle, gloxinia flower care focuses on keeping the plant looking fresh while it is in bloom.

Sunlight – Gloxinia does not like direct sunlight and should not be exposed to it, so bright, indirect light is best.

Watering – Keep soil constantly moist throughout the growing and blooming season. Provide humidity, but do not directly spray leaves.

Plant Care – Do not think the plant is dead after it stops flowering. It may just be going through the normal growth cycle of a tuberous plant, which typically experiences a flush of leaf growth from a dry tuber, then flowers, and then dies back. 

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