True Blue Gloxinia

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I bought this Gloxinia in September last year. I pruned off the whole plant in December after all the flower buds have opened. The first time the plant regrew, the leaves turned yellow due to over-watering. It then grew back the second time and the result is shown here.

Below picture was taken when the first two flowers began to open...




This one is propagated from the plant's leaf. I separated one plantlet from the rest of the baby plants. The plant grew and gave me the beautiful blooms in the pic below.




The result is satisfying!



And I love its gorgeous flower...

Here are my backups which I propagated using leaf cuttings.

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15 comments

  1. Gloxinias are my favourites too. Yours are lovely. The leaves look green and healthy.

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  2. Your Gloxinias look great, Steph. Wow, the 3 blooms surely perk up your garden and yourself too!

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  3. Your blue Gloxinias are doing so well now. Gorgeous plants, the leaves are attractive as well as the flowers.

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  4. Your Gloxinias are lovely. I have a pink one which is showing some buds now.

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  5. I've never seen that gloxinia before! Its almost as if they're blue roses!

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  6. If only I could get my african violet to bloom like that. My dad would be oohing and ahhing over that one, he loves Gloxinias.

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  7. The colour is absolutely gorgeous. It is wonderful how you nursed the gloxinia back to health. Congratulations!

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  8. can see that there other buds about to bloom too-love the color.

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  9. That's beautiful, Steph! I love the blue colour!

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  10. Steph, they are so beautiful and as always your plants look healthy except for those sunflower with aphids, hehe. I've never taken care of Gloxinia though i have experience with planting Saintpaulia (African violets) from leaves too. I am sure they both don't like overwatering and hot sun!

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  11. You have mastered the way to handle Gloxinias when you explained about pruning and regrowing... a brave approach indeed. That whiter shade of blue at the edge enhance the lines.....

    ~bangchik

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  12. Beautiful royal purple flower, great job Steph!

    vuejardin

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  13. Stephanie,
    Your Gloxinia is stunning! To think it was in poor health when you got it!
    Brad

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  14. A true beatiful flower you are showing. I never could get those flowering 'pot-plants' to survive for long, guess that's why I like hoya, need little water..But I love the colours of Gloxinia. Your meat eating plant I fancy, the stalks looks excotic and the colours are nice,and feeding it with grasshoppers, yummie, nice meal :) Here I should be able to feed it with mosquito's, plenty of food around..

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