Houseplants forum: Please help identify houseplant

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

Zeppo
Mar 20, 2018 8:20 AM CST
Thanks for a quick reply Smiling !

It is definitely Gloxinia.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 20, 2018 8:52 AM CST
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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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Mar 20, 2018 12:08 PM CST
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?

Zeppo
Mar 20, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Thanks for the care tips as well! Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 20, 2018 12:37 PM CST
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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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Mar 23, 2018 8:10 AM CST
Thank you Lin, I am so lucky to have you, when my memory goes on strike. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2018 8:23 AM CST
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

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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Mar 24, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Oh Lin: I am not sure if you're my elder or I yours. We are fine wine!!!

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