Plant ID forum: What flowering plant is this ?

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Name: Ioana M. C.

ioanamedeleinec
Mar 12, 2017 3:50 PM CST
Hello, I received this plant as a gift. It's a bulb plant that recently grew and now has this gorgeous flowers. Both flowers and leaves have a velvety texture (touching the petals is a most amazing sensory experience!). It has a thin stem, so I improvised a support to hold it upright.
I've looked all over the Internet but was unable find any plausible identifications (I do suck at botanical terminology...).

Thank you so much for your time and help!


Ioana M.C.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2017 3:55 PM CST
Hi Ioana,

Your lovely plant looks like Florist's Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa)
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Name: Ioana M. C.

ioanamedeleinec
Mar 12, 2017 7:32 PM CST
Thank oh so much Lin Sebastian! You've no idea how your answer has made my day Hurray! !

Thank you again and have a wonderful week ~

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2017 7:45 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. You are very welcome and I hope you have a wonderful week also!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


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tofitropic
Mar 13, 2017 7:13 AM CST
Wow, never saw a (Sinningia speciosa) staked up right like that, quite impressive, I tip my hat to you. I guess your plant bit light-deprived, that's why it is leggy and thin. Often time they die down after some time, do not throw away, since there is tuber underground, keep it on the dry side, and it will re-sprout, after some rest. You could also cut tuber to propagate, or if you wants lots of plants, seed will be good, their seeds are so small like dust.

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