Gloxinia Seeds - Florist's Gloxinia Sinningia Speciosa Flower Seed

Gloxinia Seeds

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5 - 10

Height: 10 inches

Bloom Season: Spring through winter

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: Yes

Latin Name: Sinningia Speciosa

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 10 inches

Care & Maintenance: Gloxinia

Gloxinia (Sinningia Speciosa Brocade Series) - Sow Gloxinia seeds to produce a beautiful mixture of red, blue, and white blooms. These compact Gloxinia plants blossom four to six months after sowing. They will flower for about 2 months, go dormant for about 2 months, and then begin growing again and start flowering. Gloxinias make a great house plant, giving wonderful, colorful blooms! Sinningia Speciosa is often referred to as Florist's Gloxinia or Brazilian Gloxinia.

Gloxina seeds are a bit tricky to germinate and do best indoors and under lights. Do not cover the flower seeds after sowing since they need light to germinate. Sinningia Speciosa seeds should germinate in about 3 weeks at 70 - 75F degrees. Soil should be kept uniformly moist, but do not keep it saturated. Florist's Gloxinia care includes avoiding watering the crown of the plant as this might cause the plant to rot, and use water that is at room temperature for watering. The Brazilian Gloxinia plant needs lots of light, but no direct light. Gloxinias do best in temperatures around 65 - 75F degrees, especially when they are blooming. After blooming, keep watering to a minimum and don't fertilize.