Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Sinningia speciosa
Sinningia speciosa

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Partial SunNo Sun
Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate

Sinningia speciosa

Gloxinia
Gesneriaceae
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials

From Brazil. Squat, full-foliaged plant to 1 ft. high and wide. Broad, oval leaves reach 6 in. or longer, look like quilted green velvet. Blooms in summer, producing showy, velvety-sheened, ruffled bells to 4 in. wide in cluster near top of plant. Colors include white, red, pink, blue, and light to dark shades of purple. Some flowers have dark dots or blotches, others contrasting bands at edges.

Water sparingly until first leaves appear, then increase watering as roots and leaves grow. Apply water to soil only, or pour it into drip saucer to be absorbed through the pot’s drainage holes (pour off any water left unabsorbed after an hour).

You Might Also Like...

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

From South Africa. Unlike most others, this ice plant is an annual. Pretty and useful temporary carpet...

Celeriac

This form of celery is grown for its large, rounded, edible roots rather than for leafstalks; this is ...

Gaillardia X grandiflora Burgundy

Upright growth to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide, with solid deep red flowers.

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement