Gloxinia Plants

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  5. Florist Gloxinia Sinningia Speciosa Perinial bulbs/tubers, where to purchase
Asked by rabbimc on June 20, 2014
Double Gloxinia Care

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?

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theficuswrangler

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

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Asked by turtlemare on August 9, 2017
Gloxinia Flowers

Do I cut the stem after they bloom or just leave it to deteriorate?

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Liz Baessler
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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:
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/indoor/flowering/hgic1559.html

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Asked by elaine ball on August 31, 2017
Gloxinia Houseplant

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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/gloxinia/growing-gloxinia-houseplants.htm

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Asked by Walt Willis on November 11, 2017
Gloxinia Culture

I have a beautiful but bloomed out plant. Would like to get it to rest,return,and rebloom. Is there a procedure?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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

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Asked by taras1 on January 24, 2018
Florist Gloxinia Sinningia Speciosa Perinial Bulbs/Tubers, Where to Purchase

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.

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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.

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