By TammyWhite
1 years ago

Gloxinia

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Gloxinia, (Sinningia speciosa), is a genus of three species of tropicalrhizomatous herbs in the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. The species are primarily found in the Andes of South America but Gloxinia perennis is also found in Central America and the West Indies, where it has probably escaped from cultivation.
Today this flowers are widely cultivated as garden and house plants.

They grow 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 inches) in height and produce large, tubular or bell-shaped flowers surrounded by attractive foliage of a soft, velvety texture.
The blooms are characterized by their richness and variety of colouring, which ranges from shades of blue and purple through pink and crimson to white.

Gloxinias have tuberous roots and ovate or oblong leaves with toothed margins. The preferred method of propagation is by seed planted indoors in late winter, but choice varieties can be increased by cuttings.
The plants require a period of dormancy after flowering.
Gloxinias may be put outdoors in summer in moist, rich soil in a warm but shady location.

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GinaEastabrooks I enjoyed reading your articles Tammy
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MegyBella Great
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soncee Beaugiful flowers
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Deliana Nice article about the lovely gloxinia! 💕
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