Source for Sinningia (florists' "Gloxinia")?

bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)October 3, 2013

I used to see these plants everywhere for sale years ago. Mostly with the big, velvety red or blue flowers, often with the scalloped border in white. But I haven't seen them in ages. Does anyone know of a source for these plants? I live in Rhode Island, so a nearby source would be nice, but mail order from anywhere would be second best and certainly a possibility. Suggestions are welcome.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
irina_co(z5 CO)

Bill - every so often I see finished plants in good nurseries. has an interesting selection of named Sinningia speciosa - probably young plants.

If you do search on on gloxinia seeds - they will come with several options. With good luck the young pants will be blooming in 9 months - and you will have bunch of different ones.

The way how to start seeds - you need to spread them on a top of soil - do not cover with soil - in the transparent salad container - and keep covered, barely moist and under light. The soil - you can use crumbled jiffy pellets. When they are safe to handle - you transplant to small pots - and transplant to bigger pots later.

Good Luck

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 1:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

Thanks for the information!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 3:15PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Finally got the strep seeds I ordered online
Hi everyone, so I got the strep seeds this morning,...
Will these lipstick plant branches remain up right indefinitely?
I got a lipstick plant about 2 months ago. It is directly...
Has anybody seen this problem with streptocarpus cuttings?
A friend gave me a leaf from her streptocarpus plant...
Any care tips for Alsobia Dianthiflora?
I live in Michigan, and I was wondering which window...
ID? Episcias?
Any thoughts? On I looked it up and...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™