USDA Zones: 5 - 8
Height: 10 inches
Bloom Season: Spring through winter
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
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. 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.