12" tall x 10" wide. You may think of Gloxinia as an old-fashioned houseplant, but once you see its stunning, velvety blooms, you'll be changing your tune. Gloxinia is a great fit for modern homes and landscapes. Yes, you can grow this tuber as a houseplant, but outdoors, it also serves as a luscious summer annual. Tubers are planted 1 to 2 inches deep in well-drained soil and partial sun. Avoid full-on afternoon sun to keep the dark green rosette of soft, fuzzy leaves from turning crispy. If grown as a houseplant, water gloxinia from below by setting the pot in a tray or saucer of water for one hour. In the garden, irrigate at root level and do not overwater or allow the plants to completely dry out. After the long flowering period ends, gloxinia plants shift into a 7 to 9 week dormancy where the plants die completely back. During this time, move any potted gloxinia plants into a cool area and limit watering and avoid fertilization. Outdoors, the tubers must be lifted before a hard frost and brought indoors for the dormancy period where they can be kept in a box of peat moss in the garage. After the time of dormancy passes, pot or repot the tubers and begin to increase light levels and regularly water the plant to generate a new flush of beautiful blooms.
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Bag of 5
Green textured oval-shaped foliage.
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Average, Well Draining
Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 9-11. Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-8.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
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