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As a comment about Gloxinella lindeniana, plantladylin wrote:

Related to the African Violet, Gloxinella lindeniana is in the Gesneriad family of plants, and like other Gesneriads it prefers bright light and a well draining potting medium.

I purchased this plant from an on-line vendor in August (2012). It arrived as a tiny little plant so I planted it in a small glass terrarium. It seemed to love the humidity in the enclosed terrarium and grew tall and leggy very quickly. Because of the current height of the plant the lid can no longer be placed on the glass jar/terrarium so I plan to either cut the top off of the mother plant and try to root it, or remove the plant from the current container (along with any rhizomes I can find in the soil) and repot all in a larger terrarium. I love the pretty variegation in the foliage of this plant and although I've read that the blooms are fragrant, I have not been able to detect any scent.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 10, 2013 8:58 AM CST
So how is the plant doing? Did it move OK?
From the recently added photo it looks like a ground-cover did yours multiply?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 10, 2013 9:30 AM CST
Cinda: I ended up removing what rhizomes I could find from the soil, cut the top off of the main plant and trans-planted it all into a 10 gal aquarium with fresh potting medium. The plant (s) disappeared and I didn't know if they had just gone dormant or died so I stuck the terrarium (minus the lid) out on the back screened porch where it's shady and very humid. I noticed awhile back that it had begun sprouting again. I'll go out and take a picture ... be right back.

Ok, here it is; looking down into the terrarium; not a favorite of mine because I don't have the time and patience to give it the proper care/conditions it requires, but the leaves are kinda pretty:


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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 10, 2013 2:44 PM CST
Thanks

They look happy to me Smiling
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