Gloxinella lindeniana

Botanical names:
Gloxinella lindeniana Accepted
Kohleria lindeniana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6"
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Said to be mildly fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Deep purple throat with light lavender petal tips
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Division of underground rhizomes
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Growing and spreading in a Terrarium (10 gal aquarium without a l

Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (Florida Zone 9b, 10a) on Nov 30, 2012 12:11 PM

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.

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Posted by carpathiangirl (Akron, OH - Zone 6a) on Apr 10, 2018 8:01 PM

Yes, the flowers are fragrant -- lovely sweet aroma reminds me of that of Salvia clevelandii, which I admire. The flowers look very pretty against soft velvety painted foliage. Beautiful plant that performs well for me on the windowsill without any special care or protection, stays compact and spreads rather slowly but stays healthy and blooms well for several weeks now since February. Looks like it's about to produce a few seedpods, which will be totally new for me because my plant is less than 2 y. o.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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