New to gloxinia - Have some questions

haxuan(Vietnam)June 23, 2006

Hi, I just bought two beautiful potted gloxinias recently. Both are in full bloom. I'm keeping them in doors, the first two weeks near my front door and now they're standing at my east-facing windowsill. I really don't know anything about gloxinia and so I have the following questions:

- are gloxinias house plants? Can I grow them as I do with AVs, i.e. keep in doors, wick-watering, etc.?

- when should I repot these? They're in full bloom now.

- what's their life cycle like? Do they die down and come back up again? What should I do to keep them alive and flower?

Thank you very much for your help.

Xuan (from Vietnam)

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Xuan,

Gloxinia is actually sinningia speciosa. So it is quite close to AV by its requirements. I think it likes just a bit more ligt, yes it blooms and then goes into the rest mode. You cut on watering when it sleeps, then it comes back and you repot it to the new AV soil.

Irina

    Bookmark   June 23, 2006 at 12:19PM
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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

If you will send me your email, I can send you some info on these plants.

Nancy

robitaillenancy1@hotmail.com

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 9:16AM
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