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Scientific Name: Sinningia speciosa
Pronunciation: sigh-NIN-jee-uh spee-see-OH-suh
Common Name: florest's gloxinia
Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features:
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293


Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden Origin (Brazil)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
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Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google Images
florest's gloxinia
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong, Ovate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Colour (petals): White, Blue, Pink, Purple, Red
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Many double-flowered cvs. available and can be triggered to flower at any month of year.

 
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Organ Modifications: Tuberous roots

Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Crown rot, Leaf miner insect, Mites, Nematodes, Thrips, Virus, Whitefly or psyllids
 
Location(s):
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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