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see gesneriagesneria
, common name for some members of the Gesneriaceae, a family of chiefly tropical and subtropical perennial herbs and shrubs with showy blossoms. The best-known members of the family are the African violets (most of which are hybrids of Saintpaulia ionantha
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gloxinia

any of several tropical plants of the genus Sinningia, esp the South American S. speciosa, cultivated for its large white, red, or purple bell-shaped flowers: family Gesneriaceae
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THE ancestors of the gloxinia are found hanging from the damp cliff faces in Brazil but only carry small violet flowers and large hairy leaves and as such are quite different to the splendid specimens we can buy as houseplants.
Propagate African violets, begonias, gloxinias and streptocarpus by taking leaf cuttings.
Care is required to keep gloxinias in prime condition.
Sow dahlia seeds in gentleSow zinnias in a shelteredStart gloxinias into growth by setting them in boxes of light,moist soil.
5 Pot up early rooted begonias and gloxinias into individual pots.
Try this technique to expand your collection of African violets, Cape primroses, gloxinias, peperomias, some begonia species, and many succulents.
LET potted begonias, gloxinias and achimines die down naturally by avoiding watering for a few weeks.
BEGONIAS and gloxinias grown from seed should be potted into their final five or six inch pots using J.
And show-stoppers such as gloxinias and begonias can be coaxed into early growth.
The source listed below carries a separate medium for each of the following: begonias, cordylines, crassulas, dracaenas, ferns, gerberas, gloxinias, kalanchoes, lilies, orchids, poinsettias, and rhododendrons.
2 Pot on all types of seedlings, corms, tubers and bulbs such as Begonias and Gloxinias.
Towards the end of the month, tuberous begonias and gloxinias can be planted in boxes of moist compost.