Sinningia (Puppy Ears) purple - PlantSinningia speciosa
Lovely big bell Flowers!
Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa) 'Purple' is a lovely exotic looking plant that will be a welcome addition in your home! Enjoy the beautiful, large flowers of this easy growing gloxinia. Put the plant in a place out of direct sunlight. Once summer arrives you can place it in a shady spot on the patio table.Show more
Height supplied 20-25 cm.
Height supplied 20-25 cm.
Show moreGloxinia grows best in humus rich fertile soil. Standard potting compost is highly suitable. Make sure the flowerpot drains well, by providing sufficient holes in the base. Cover the base with pot shards or a layer of hydro pellets. Almost completely fill the flowerpot with soil and place the bulbs of the gloxinia in the pot. Fill with a layer of soil of approximately two centimetres and press down firmly. Water generously immediately after planting. A sheltered spot in part sun will be excellent. Do protect the gloxinias against strong sunlight and draught.
Gloxinia on your patioIn summer it would be best to place your gloxinia on a table on your patio or decking, as long as you can find a spot that is not in full sun. It is always a pretty sight! Here, it also applies that you should not allow the pot to dry out.
Show moreGive your Sinningia a little nutrition each time you water it. For this, use a quarter of the dosage indicated on the packaging. Rainwater is softer than tap water and is greatly appreciated by the gloxinia. A little bit of water each day is better than a soaking 1 x per week. Only water on the potting compost, not on the leaves. Until the flowering period, the potting compost must not dry out. In autumn after flowering, the gloxinia does not require any more water.
Overwintering gloxiniaThe bulbs of Sinningia are easy to overwinter by storing them in a dry and frost-free location. Allow the plant to dry out in autumn and cut off all stems. Shake the soil from the roots and bulb. Place the bulb in a box with peat dust or sharp sand and store it at 10°C at least. From late January you can repot the gloxinias in fresh potting compost. Place the flowerpot in the living room and water regularly. From June, your gloxinia can be moved outdoors again, but do not plant it in full sun.
Show moreGloxinia is a little jewel from the subtropical forests of Brazil. The plant will grow magnificently on your patio or decking, and fortunately also grows really well in your living room or in a small greenhouse. It is easy to grow the plant and it will flower throughout summer! The big, hairy leaves are also very decorative.These days, Gloxinia sinningia is called Sinningia speciosa, but it is much better known under its old name gloxinia. Sinningia speciosa is a member of the gesneria family (Gesneriaceae) and has been cultivated as an indoor plant for more than 150 years!