Gloxinia perennial house plant, where to buy tubers?

taras1February 28, 2012

I am looking to replace my Gloxinia Perennial House Plants, with kind of a velvet leaves. I have had for at least 15 years. Last spring most of them didn't come back. I had many colors. I think I remember planting GLOXINIA TUBERS IN MANY DIFFERENT COLORS. I have been looking for these TUBERS from last spring till now,and can't seem to find it on line or the local shops i can get help to get to. I do not drive due to I am almost blind.

Does anyone know the name of what i am looking for.

Is it tubers like i remember? I think the seeds areannuals

Does anyone know where I can buy these tubers & NAME WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR?

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY TO SHARE WITH ME. I NEED TO GO TO OTHER PLACE ON COMP TO DO THIS. I AM NOT TO GOOD ON COMP.

IF SOMEONE SENDS ME DETAIL INFO PLEASE WRITE SO A LAYMAN CAN UNDERSTAND IT. I HAVE GARDENED FOR MANY YEARS AM A SENIOR PERSON BUT DO NOT KNOW ALL TERMS YOU SOMETIMES SPEAK OF.

I MISS SEEING ALL THESE DIFFERENT COLOR FLOWERS ON MY BAY WINDOW INSIDE MY HOUSE. THEY WERE LIKE MY BABIES TO TAKE CARE OF. i MUST HAVE THE PERFECT LIGHT THERE FOR THEM.

i do not understand why i can't find them in tubers. want all colors i can get.

PLEASE REPLY IF YOU CAN HELP ME. BARB.

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snappyguy

I think you're referring to florist's gloxinia, now known as Sinningia speciosa. Davesviolets.com carries many Sinningias. There are many species, some very small, some quite large. These plants belong to the family Gesneriaceae. Others in the gesneriad forum here might be able to help you more as although I grow many gesneriads, I only grow one Sinningia.

Mark

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 2:37PM
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birdsnblooms

Tarras..I too think you're talking about Florist Gardenias. Is this the plant you're referring to?

Toni

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 1:21PM
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fawnee0214(9)

Toni, Gardenias or Gloxinas?

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 8:02PM
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snappyguy

The plant above is a florist's gloxinia, Sinningia speciosa.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 9:24PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Toni got her tongue twisted, lol. She knows a glox from a gardenia with her eyes closed. ;-)

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 10:31PM
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birdsnblooms

Fawn, sorry. I meant Florist Gloxina..

Rhizo, thanks for explaining. Toni

    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 1:12PM
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fawnee0214(9)

I thought so, they both start with g and end with a. I do that all the time. lol

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 2:29PM
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nhardy(5b)

I'm going to try to plant them from seed again. That was 30 years ago. Has it been that long. Wow! They were not to hard to grow from seed. The only thing was a lot of them were purple if I remember correctly.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 1:21AM
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