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May 2015

Gloxinia 14 cm

Sinningia

Gloxina or Sinningia, as they are sometimes known, are magnificent garden favourites. Gloxinias have large, oval, fuzzy leaves and vibrant-colored, bell-shaped, velvety flowers. Gloxinias are fabulous gift plants and can be spectacular house plants if you give them proper care.

 

Care instructions

Put in a little and get back a lot!

Light
Bright light; no direct sun.

Watering
Keep soil evenly moist. Provide good drainage or the roots may rot.

Humidity
Moderate humidity. Set plant on a tray of wet pebbles. Do not mist because misting could damage the flowers and leaves.

Temperature
Average room temperatures 16-24°C

Soil
Peat based potting mix works well to hold moisture.