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Mar 20, 2018 8:03 AM CST

A friend brought us this nice plant. She didn't remember the name though. She said it is not to be watered too much but that's pretty much all we know about it.

Please help identify the plant.

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Mar 20, 2018 8:16 AM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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Hi! You have a beautiful Gloxinia... https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Mar 20, 2018 8:20 AM CST

Thanks for a quick reply Smiling !

It is definitely Gloxinia.
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Mar 20, 2018 8:52 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I agree, a beautiful Florist's Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa) I used to see them for sale here regularly but for some reason they haven't appeared at garden centers in a long time.
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Mar 20, 2018 12:08 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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I have not seen them either Lin. Am I remembering correctly that this plant hates water on the leaves, and it prefers a slightly cooler temp indoors of around 65?
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Mar 20, 2018 12:27 PM CST

Thanks for the care tips as well! Smiling
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Mar 20, 2018 12:37 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Laurie, yes the leaves are soft and pubescent like a few other Gesneriads (African Violets, Episcia, Streptocarpus) and do not like water on their leaves.
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Mar 23, 2018 8:10 AM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Thank you Lin, I am so lucky to have you, when my memory goes on strike. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Mar 23, 2018 8:23 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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lauriebasler said: I am so lucky to have you, when my memory goes on strike. Rolling on the floor laughing

Wait til you get to be my age ... my memory seems to be on strike more and more with each passing year. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Mar 24, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Orchids Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mexico Sedums Tropicals
Oh Lin: I am not sure if you're my elder or I yours. We are fine wine!!!
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