My husband just gave me a beautiful double gloxinia for my birthday and I want to keep it healthy as long as possible, but don't know how to water it without getting the leaves wet. Can I put it in water and let the pot suck the water up?
You can either get a small watering can with a long thin spout, and lift up the leaves with one hand while you carefully pour the water onto the soil; or you can set the plant pot into about 1/2" of water in a dish -- make sure the soil is moistened all the way to the top of the pot. Here's an article about gloxinias that you might find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/gloxinia/growing-gloxinia-houseplants.htm
Do I cut the stem after they bloom or just leave it to deteriorate?
If you remove the first couple flowers of the season, this will encourage new growth. After these first flowers, however, you can just leave them, watering the foliage until it fades. This article goes into more detail:
My indoor gloxinia new buds are growing with brown on flower buds & struggling to bloom -any advice as to how to rescue them would be welcome
This could be a fungus issue. Make sure the soil is not overly wet and avoid water splashing unto the leaves or into the crown.
I have a beautiful but bloomed out plant. Would like to get it to rest,return,and rebloom. Is there a procedure?
The only thing necessary to force them into dormancy is to stop watering completely. This will kickstart things. Be aware That most of today's hybrids are not meant to come back another season. If this is an older variety, then it will do just fine. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/gloxinia/growing-gloxinia-houseplants.htm
Why can't I find Florist Gloxinia Sinningia Speciosa Perinial bulbs/tubers anymore? Plant Indoors I found them easily 45 years ago but not now anymore. Last year I was sick and didn't take good care of them and lost most of my plants and all the colors I had. Now only find annual plants. Can I still get these tubers/bulbs and if so where can I find it? been looking with no success. Thanks Barb.
The only thing I can suggest here is that you find a vendor online. There are many places that will ship anywhere in the world, as long as your plant is not blacklisted... Which I don't suspect this to be the case.
I have a large amount of Gloxinia tubers, I am moving and I want to take the tubers with me to my new location. I will be able to transplant into my yard late May. We are moving from Phoenix further north in a cooler climate Do I need to plant the tubers into soil or take them loose in a box? Thank you, Lisa Marshall
Either way will be fine. It is easier to store when they are removed from the soil. Just plant them in containers as soon as possible after they get moved. Then when they are ready to go out, they can be put in ground, or in a larger container.
This article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/gloxinia/growing-gloxinia-houseplants.htm
I watched a video on planting gloxinia bulbs and followed it to the tee. I planted them in February and placed them in a south window. So far they have not started to grow. Your advise would be greatly appreciated
If you've done everything right and don't see any growth, you might have been sold bad bulbs that were not healthy or viable. If they haven't grown by mid-May, you might want to try with a batch from another supplier. Here is more information about growing them: